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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 »

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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Calls for Iraq inquiry reach fever pitch

Demands for an inquiry into the war in Iraq are reaching fever pitch today, with Gordon Brown facing a coalition of opposition parties in the Commons. Returning from the region to tell MPs about the timetable for withdrawal, which would see UK troops home buy next summer, Mr Brown was faced by sustained calls for… Read more »

Gordon Brown is sending British troops in Iraq home
Troops coming home from Iraq by mid-2009

British troops will exit Iraq by the middle of next year, Gordon Brown has announced in an unexpected visit to Iraq. The prime minister met with his Iraqi counterpart Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad for discussions on British forces currently on overwatch duty in the south of the country. He announced troop withdrawals would begin from… Read more »