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7/7 inquiry will look into MI5 failings

By politics.co.uk staff MI5’s failure to prevent the 7/7 London bombings will be investigated in an inquest, it has been confirmed. Lady Justice Hallett told the Royal Courts of Justice said the information available to security services in 2005 was not too remote for an inquiry to take place. She also ruled that the inquest… Read more »

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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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Civil Servants win pay battle in court

By politics.co.uk staff Civil servants have won their court battle to maintain a deal on redundancy payments. The High Court ruled yesterday that the government’s attempts to cut back on payments to civil servants who have been let go was unlawful. Mr Justice Scales said the cost-cutting rule changes must be undone because the Cabinet… Read more »