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Welsh government position on shooting confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has received ministerial confirmation which quashes claims that country sports will be banned in Wales by 2024.  The false information was spread through a series of social media posts in March this year, which made claims that shooting and other country sports would have no future in… Read more »

Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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Audio: Stephen Williams on Browne review

The Liberal Democrats’ former higher education spokesperson Stephen Williams warns he will vote against government plans to shake up university funding if he doesn’t get his way:

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Comment: A savage attack on higher education

The Browne review into higher education funding threatens Britain’s future as a centre of knowledge. By Sally Hunt Lord Browne has produced a radical report that transfers the cost of a university education from state to student, seemingly to plug a massive hole in public spending that will be laid bare in next week’s comprehensive… Read more »