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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 »

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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Johnson: Raise school leaving age to 18

The education secretary today outlined proposals to require all young people to remain in education until their 18th birthday. Mr Johnson argued there is a “compelling” economic imperative to raise the school leaving age, in what would be the most radical change since 1972. A shortage of low skilled jobs and the demands of global… Read more »

Johnson: Pushing for education until 18
Johnson: Education until 18 ends ‘spiral of despair’

Raising the school leaving age to 18 would tackle social problems and improve skills, the education secretary Alan Johnson said today. Outlining proposals for extending compulsory education until 18 years old, Mr Johnson claimed there is wide-spread support for such proposals. Research by the Department for Education and Skills found nine in ten people are… Read more »