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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

Government Food Strategy slammed as “wholly inadequate” by campaigners warning of a “national food emergency”

The Food and Work Network – a coalition of academics, public health professionals, trade unionists and community activists based at Birkbeck College, University of London – today slammed as “wholly inadequate” the Government’s Food Strategy,  arguing that “it’s time to declare a National Food Emergency” to reflect the gravity of the situation. The Network has… Read more »

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Alistair Darling and Alan Johnson will be visiting the constituency today
Darling and Johnson campaign in Glasgow

By staff Two Cabinet heavy-hitters will be campaigning in Glasgow North East today as the by-election goes into high gear. Alistair Darling, chancellor, and Alan Johnson, home secretary, will be hitting the constituency today to support Labour’s candidate, Willie Bain. They follow hot on the heels of Gordon Brown, who visited on Friday. His… Read more »

British libel law is increasingly criticised overseas, and at home
British libel could see end of US papers in UK

By staff Britain’s draconian libel laws could see US publishers refuse to send products to the UK, publishers have claimed. A memorandum to a Commons select committee said leading US newspapers are considering halting the practise of sending copies of their papers to the UK for fear of triggering a libel claim. “They do… Read more »