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Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Inquiry will look at Met's employment of minorities
Met launches racism inquiry

By politics.co.uk staff A “race and faith” inquiry will be launched tomorrow to examine the way the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) handles the employment of ethnic minorities. The inquiry comes almost ten years to the day of the publication of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, which accused the MPS of institutionalised racism. One of the key… Read more »

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Smith wants to scrap police surveys
Police surveys to be scrapped

By politics.co.uk staff A police survey will be scrapped by the home secretary to free up 260,000 hours of police time. The survey requires half of all officers in England and Wales to document every 15 minutes of their working day for a fortnight. The announcement comes ahead of reports from former Police Federation boss… Read more »