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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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High court rules against government in terror suspect asset-freezing row
Terror suspect asset-freezing “flawed”

The high court has ruled that the government’s freezing of terror suspects’ assets is “flawed”. Mr Justice Collins said the Treasury had “bypassed” parliament by using orders in council deriving from the United Nations security council to freeze the assets of five men. He ruled that men, referred to as A, K, M, Q and… Read more »

Jean Charles de Menezes died on July 22nd 2005
Met jumps to mayor’s defence over Stockwell shooting inquiry

London mayoral challengers have questioned the motives behind the delayed publication of a police inquiry report into the Stockwell tube shooting. The Metropolitan police insisted today the delay was not motivated by “political reasons” and claimed the inquiry into the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes were guilty of a “gross misinterpretation”. Brazilian Mr… Read more »