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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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Cameron promises to "restore trust" in politics
MPs ‘should lose right to set own pay’

Opposition leaders today supported moves to end the “unseemly practice” of MPs voting for their own pay rises. David Cameron voiced support for proposals from his party’s democracy task force to link MPs’ pay to a fixed benchmark, taking away their discretion over salary increases. Mr Cameron told reporters parliament needed to “get away” from… Read more »

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New year honours for Blair's team
Peerage for Blair spokesman

Tony Blair’s former official spokesman has been awarded a CBE in the year’s new year’s honours list. He is one of few people from the former prime minister’s team to be rewarded in this year’s honour’s list. Tom Kelly provoked controversy as one of the prime minister’s official spokesmen when he described the government scientist… Read more »