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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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David Miliband is widely considered the front runner in the leadership race
Labour prepares for leadership contest

By Ian Dunt Labour is preparing itself for a leadership contest which will define the party in the years ahead. The formal leadership contest will not begin until after negotiations between the Liberal Democrats and the two other parties are complete, but analysts are expecting Ed Balls and David Miliband to form the two major… Read more »