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Rally planned as Parliament to debate compassionate assisted dying law

On 22 October, for the first time in years, the UK Parliament will debate legislation to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill. Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, fully supports the Assisted Dying Bill as a landmark step towards much-needed reform. It will be… Read more »

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Chris Packham’s Wild Justice group dismissed in the High Court again

Leading rural organisations have reacted positively to the High Court’s dismissal of Wild Justice’s ‘speculative’ attempt to judicial review Defra’s most recent burning legislation in England. The attempted judicial review had sought to disrupt the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2021 that bans heather burning on our most protected sites with peat of more… Read more »

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Johnson and Paddick could scrap C-charge extension
Livingstone rivals pledge to scrap western C-charge

The western congestion charge zone will be abolished if Ken Livingstone loses the London mayoral elections in May. Both Boris Johnson and Brian Paddick have said they would stop charging drivers to enter the area encompassing Kensington and Notting Hill if elected mayor of London. Critics claim extending the congestion charge has dramatically increased the… Read more »

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The DfT has been criticised for missing targets on emissions and public transport use
DfT failing to meet targets

The Department for Transport (DfT) has been sharply criticised for missing targets on emissions and public transport use. The House of Commons transport select committee described the DfT’s performance as a “terrible picture of failure” in its annual report on the ministry. Five of the DfT’s seven public sector agreements were missed, with two congestion… Read more »