Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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McKinnon faces extradition
US campaigners join McKinnon fight

By Jon Ashford The United States’ leading civil liberties organisation has joined forces with its British counterpart Liberty to demand action on the extradition treaty and the case of computer hacker Gary McKinnon. Yesterday Liberty protested outside the US Embassy in London, brandishing copies of a letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU)… Read more »

School-leavers forced back into training
Recession forces school-leavers to follow govt agenda

By Alex Stevenson School-leavers facing a tough jobs market are being forced to accept the government’s skills agenda by staying on as students, as dissatisfaction about their suitability for employment grows. Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE results today, but opportunities to escape the classroom are few and far between in recessionary… Read more »