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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Election court will sit in Saddleworth
Court challenge to Saddleworth result begins

By politics.co.uk staff Shadow immigration minister Phil Woolas faces a five-day fight in court to save his Oldham East and Saddleworth seat from his Liberal Democrat challenger. Elwyn Watkins fell 103 votes short of Mr Woolas in Oldham East and Saddleworth this May but believes his defeat is due to foul play by the Labour… Read more »

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Coalition rewrites post-election history

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has denied misleading Conservative MPs during coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats, insisting he did not tell them Labour was offering Nick Clegg’s party electoral reform without a referendum. The Lib Dems were eventually persuaded to enter into a formal coalition with the Conservatives, thereby allowing Mr Cameron to become… Read more »