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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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Ken and Boris enter their final week of campaigning
Ken wins poll lead in campaign’s final stages

With less than a week to go until Londoners choose their next mayor incumbent Ken Livingstone has won a lead in the latest poll. The survey of 1,010 adults in London carried out on Wednesday and Thursday by Ipsos Mori handed Mr Livingstone a four-point lead over main challenger Boris Johnson. According to the poll… Read more »

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Johnson says he will not remove police from the London beat
Boris Johnson attacked on neighbourhood policing

Conservative London mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has insisted he will not change neighbourhood policing teams after pressure from Labour. Comments in the Local Government Chronicle newspaper from the Tories’ leader on the London Assembly, Richard Barnes, had suggested the Conservatives may consider cutting neighbourhood policing in the capital’s safest areas. Home secretary Jacqui Smith jumped… Read more »