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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 »

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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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Students may suffer as a result of threatened strike
Strike threat looms over UK universities

University and college lecturers may cause disruption to students in post-16 education by striking over pay, a union leader has warned. University and College Union general secretary Sally Hunt told politics.co.uk she is increasingly concerned employer representatives are “looking for a fight” as the next round of pay talks gets underway. The last three-year pay… Read more »

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Firm sacked after students fail to receive grants
Firm sacked after students fail to receive grants

Liberta the company responsible for providing low income students with financial incentives to stay in higher education, has had its contract terminated five years early. Over 10,000 students are still without their allowances because of administrative errors by the company. Shadow schools minister Nick Gibb criticised the government over the failures. “Yet again, Ed Balls’s… Read more »