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Rally outside Parliament as MPs to debate assisted dying

Humanists UK and My Death, My Decision (MDMD) will be holding a rally on Parliament Square on 29 April at 15:30 to show their support for assisted dying legislation for the terminally ill and the incurably suffering. On Monday the House of Commons will be holding a Westminster Hall debate on assisted dying after an… Read more »

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Defra to review GL45 in light of reduction of AI risk

BASC has welcomed Defra’s announcement that the new General Licence (GL45), which governs the release of pheasants and red-legged partridges on and around certain Special Protection Areas (SPAs), is currently being reviewed. The current licence conditions are based on a medium level of risk of the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild… Read more »

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The final judicial ruling in the House of Lords ruled in favour of the MS sufferer
Law lords rule in favour of right-to-die claimant

By Liz Stephens The final judicial ruling made in the House of Lords ruled in favour of clarifying the laws on assisted suicide. In their last judgment in the upper house, the law lords ruled the law was not as clear and precise as it should be. The ruling was on the case of Debbie… Read more »

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Criminal justice system struggling to cope with new laws
Doubts overshadow legal aid anniversary

By Alex Stevenson Concerns remain over the future of legal aid as it celebrates its 60th anniversary today. An alliance of organisations representing solicitors and lawyers remains locked in conflict with the government over how to provide the service, which offers free legal advice to those unable to afford it for themselves. Introduced on July… Read more »