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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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Google will face an audit over its collection of private data
Google escapes fines over Street View

By Peter Wozniak Google has come under scrutiny after being found in breach of data protection laws over its controversial Street View function – but has avoided heavy penalties. The information commissioner, Christopher Graham, confirmed that Google had collected personal and private information for the service. Mr Graham said: “It is my view that the… Read more »

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Some prisoners may still be denied the right to vote depending on their crime and sentence
Prisoners may get the vote after euro-ruling

By Peter Wozniak Britain’s 140-year old law stripping prisoners of the right to vote may be set for the scrapheap, as the government reportedly submits to a European ruling. The move would make many Tories furious given the source of the judgment, but has delighted reformists who called the decision “historic”. The European Court of… Read more »