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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

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Government Food Strategy slammed as “wholly inadequate” by campaigners warning of a “national food emergency”

The Food and Work Network – a coalition of academics, public health professionals, trade unionists and community activists based at Birkbeck College, University of London – today slammed as “wholly inadequate” the Government’s Food Strategy,  arguing that “it’s time to declare a National Food Emergency” to reflect the gravity of the situation. The Network has… Read more »

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Report stayed in Downing Street for nearly four months
PM’s report delay frustrates intelligence MPs

By politics.co.uk staff MPs on the intelligence and security committee have expressed “disappointment” after Gordon Brown published their annual 2008/09 report four months late. The report was sent to the prime minister on December 15th but Mr Brown only chose to lay it before parliament today. As it covers the period from December 2008 to… Read more »

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Police watchdog wants politicians to do more to tackle antisocial behaviour
Public ‘miserable’ amid antisocial behaviour neglect

By politics.co.uk staff Police watchdog Denis O’Connor has called on the government to do more to address antisocial behaviour, after it emerged one in four complaints are ignored by police. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has raised the concerns about the 3.6 million reports of antisocial behaviour made each year, compared to the 4.6 million… Read more »