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BASC welcomes review of habitat management course

The announcement that the new T Level responsible for educating future gamekeepers and land managers has been paused to reassess its specialist course structure has been warmly welcomed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new course, Habitat management (land and water), has been earmarked to replace the current land & wildlife… Read more »

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Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU

Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU Responding to the publication of a government consultation on limiting claimant’s legal fees for cases valued up to £25,000, John Makin, head of the DDU, said: “This consultation has been a long time coming and is a welcome first step. However, for a… Read more »

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ID cards "still on" for British nationals
Ministers deny ID cards set to be shelved

Ministers have moved to defend the government’s controversial ID card scheme after reports over the weekend that its future was uncertain. The Sunday Mirror claimed ID cards for British nationals would be “shelved indefinitely” after concerns the scheme will almost certainly be challenged in the courts. Critics have also claimed the costs of ID cards… Read more »

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Law Lords: 18 hour curfews breach liberty
Control order curfews ‘breach human rights’

Some aspects of the government’s control orders detaining terror suspects do breach human rights, the Law Lords ruled today. However, the UK’s highest court ruled the controversial orders could remain with some alteration. The Law Lords ruled 18-hour home curfews imposed against some suspects were tantamount to solitary confinement and breached suspects’ right to liberty…. Read more »