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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's Conservatives to go on offensive in new year
Tories plan new year offensive

By Matthew West The Conservative party will go on the offensive in 2009 with a raft of new policy proposals designed to take the electorate’s mind off the economy. Sources have revealed to politics.co.uk that senior Conservative central office staff are returning to work immediately after the new year in order to come up with… Read more »

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Smith faces Green arrest questions
Smith faces Green arrest questions

Home secretary Jacqui Smith will face a grilling by MPs over the Damian Green affair when parliament returns after Christmas. She was summoned to give evidence at the home affairs committee yesterday. The committee is led by independent-minded Labour MP Keith Vaz. Mr Vaz was quick to take action when news of the arrest came… Read more »