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Barack Obama vowed to make BP pay for its `recklessness`
Hardline Obama vows to ‘make BP pay’

By politics.co.uk staff US president Barack Obama used his first televised Oval Office address to deliver his harshest words yet against BP. The energy giant has become a focus for transatlantic tensions in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion 58 days ago, which has caused a huge environmental disaster. Mr Obama, who… Read more »

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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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Many observers believe the Seville Report, published yesterdsay, was of major importance in the peace process
Paras hit back at Bloody Sunday report

By politics.co.uk staff The Saville Report into Bloody Sunday has been criticised by some of the paratroopers who served that day. Six men, none of whom were accused of shooting anyone on the day the incident took place, focused their disapproval on criticism of Lt Col Derek Wilford. Col Wilford is singled out for blame… Read more »