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Activists say the UK's extradition treaty with the US is lopsided
Extradition review announcement expected

By Peter Wozniak and Ian Dunt Full details of the Home Office’s review into Britain’s extradition arrangements with the EU and the US will be announced soon, the Home Office has confirmed. The announcement is expected soon, but is unlikely to come any earlier than late next week. It will set out the terms of… Read more »

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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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The fraudster was a House of Commons official
Commons official pleads guilty to forging MPs’ signatures

by Peter Wozniak A former House of Commons employee has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud. Andrew Gibson, formerly an enquiry officer at the Fees Office, was alleged to be claiming money using the falsified signatures of MP’s who had already left the House, in order to pay off a debt to Toni Pomfret,… Read more »