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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 has been told he should stand against Gordon Brown
Miliband urged to challenge Brown

Environment secretary David Miliband has been told he should stand against Gordon Brown when the Labour party elects its next leader. Mr Miliband has been repeatedly questioned on whether he will stand in the leadership contest that will follow Tony Blair’s resignation later this year. Today senior Labour MP, and former minister, Frank Field backed… Read more »

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David Miliband suggests Brown would be unpopular PM
Miliband gaffe over Brown premiership

David Miliband last night found himself in hot water after appearing to suggest Gordon Brown would not be as popular a prime minister as Tony Blair. In a gaffe made worse by the speculation that Mr Miliband himself might one day stand for the Labour leadership, the environment secretary said that within six months of… Read more »