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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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Mr Johnson is on a cost-cutting initiative
Boris: London’s overseas offices could be closed

London’s new Conservative mayor, Boris Johnson, has threatened to close the capital’s overseas offices in an effort to cut costs. The offices, created by Johnson’s predecessor Ken Livingstone in Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shangai, Brussels, Caracas and Moscow to promote London as an international business and tourism centre, cost close to £1.5 million to run every… Read more »

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Boris Johnson could step down as MP for Henley
Henley by-election could be next

Labour could face another by-election test in the coming weeks if reports that Boris Johnson is planning to quit the Commons are confirmed. The Times and Telegraph newspapers claim Conservative strategists are considering a quick exit for Mr Johnson, who beat incumbent Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral election earlier this month. According to the… Read more »