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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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David Cameron commits Conservatives to annual carbon emission cuts
Tories commit to annual emissions targets

The Conservatives have today formally committed themselves to annual targets on cutting carbon emissions – and said ministers might resign if they are not kept. Leader David Cameron has pre-empted the publication of the government’s climate change bill in the Queen’s speech tomorrow by releasing details of his party’s alternative proposals. The Tory bill has… Read more »

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Climate change bill plans come under fire from Tories and Lib Dems
Opposition sceptical over environment bill pledge

Opposition parties have warned the government’s forthcoming climate change bill must be more than rhetoric if it is to make any impact. The environment secretary yesterday set out the “four pillars” of the new bill, expected to be published next month, which included setting up a new “carbon committee” to oversee the government’s progress in… Read more »