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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Sketch: Disagreeing to the last

Even when the government caves in the Commons is filled with farcical discord. Is this the way Britain’s laws should be made? By Alex Stevenson The penultimate session of this parliament wrapped up on Thursday, leaving business managers in the Commons running around like headless chickens trying to ensure the few remaining bills make it… Read more »

Chlamydia: easily treated with antibiotics
Govt Chlamydia programme ‘failing’

By Doireann Ronayne The government screening programme for Chlamydia is failing to tackle the rise of the infection, according to an official audit. The National Audit Office (NAO) found the screening programme for the infection – which can make women infertile – was failing to prevent the spread of Chlamydia, which is common among young… Read more »