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Welsh government position on shooting confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has received ministerial confirmation which quashes claims that country sports will be banned in Wales by 2024.  The false information was spread through a series of social media posts in March this year, which made claims that shooting and other country sports would have no future in… Read more »

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Newspapers under fire in Lords report
Newspaper ‘secrecy’ attacked by peers

A group of peers has launched a stinging attack on the newspaper industry, accusing owners and editors of hypocrisy on the way they conduct their work. The House of Lords’ communications committee says the role of parliament when it comes to the newspaper industry is “less clear” than it is in relation to the BBC… Read more »

The BBC's performance is not accountable to parliament
Digital switchover ‘has hit licence fee payers’

Britain’s 2012 switchover from analogue to digital television has hit licence fee payers in the wallet, a new report says. The report, by the public accounts committee, criticised the government for the way in which it funds the public awareness campaign. It passed responsibility for public awareness to the BBC, setting aside £803 million of… Read more »