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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 »

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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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The CPS have decided to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests.
CPS to charge G20 police officer

By politics.co.uk staff The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have taken the decision to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests. The charges relate to the alleged attack of Nicola Fisher, who was one of the protesters who was ‘kettled’ during the G20 demonstrations in London this April. Ms Fisher claims… Read more »

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Children's minister Vernon Coaker has ordered a review of the Childcare Act.
Minister orders babysitting ban review

By Liz Stephens Children’s minister Vernon Coaker has ordered a review of the Childcare Act after two mothers were told that looking after each other’s children was illegal. The women – both police officers – were told by Ofsted that their childcare arrangements were in breach of the law because the reciprocal deal they had… Read more »