4x4s targetted in 'green' Budget
Brown’s budget ‘misses green opportunity’

Despite being widely touted as a ‘green Budget’ the chancellor has been accused of missing an opportunity to stress his green credentials. With the Conservative party increasingly stressing its green credentials, Gordon Brown was under pressure to outline his own environmental vision as he outlined his 11th, and most likely, final budget as chancellor. Outlining… Read more »

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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Govt wants to encourage more recycling
‘Green light’ for fewer bin collections

Households could be set for fortnightly bin collections, after research shows no adverse health impact. Ministers have signalled support for alternate weekly rubbish and recycling collections, claiming it would encourage more households to recycle and reduce waste. Research published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) shows pilot schemes experienced no… Read more »