Ken: Govt cannot duck Crossrail
Livingstone: Crossrail vital for London

The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has hinted he will withdraw his support for the Labour party if progress is not reached on Crossrail before the next election. In an interview with Prospect magazine, the Mayor warned the government not to “duck” Crossrail, arguing the cross-city transport initiative is vital for London’s continued growth. Further… Read more »

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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Tories say train fare hikes are to cut overcrowding
Train fares rise ‘to ease overcrowding’

The Conservatives have accused the government of increasing train fares to cut overcrowding on Britain’s railways. From today, government regulated fares, which include season tickets, will go up by an average of 4.3 per cent, while some unregulated fares, including day returns and open tickets, are up by more than seven per cent. The Association… Read more »