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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 »

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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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MP frustrated by cagey BBC

By Alex Stevenson An MP has described the BBC’s refusal to reveal the salaries of its superstars as “ironic” given the corporation’s pursuit of MPs over their expenses. Leicester South MP Sir Peter Soulsby claimed he was concerned the public’s interest in openness and transparency was not being helped by the Beeb’s reluctance to reveal… Read more »

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BBC told to reveal stars’ pay

By politics.co.uk staff There was pressure on the BBC overnight to reveal the amount it pays its most famous radio stars after an influential committee of MPs described the secrecy surrounding their salaries as “highly unsatisfactory”. The National Audit Office (NAO) has not been given access to individual salaries because it refused to sign a… Read more »