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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Scotland Yard have confirmed they are investigating an MI6 officer for possible complicity in torture.
Police investigate MI6 officer torture claims

By politics.co.uk staff Scotland Yard have confirmed they are investigating an MI6 officer for possible complicity in torture. The officer was allegedly reported to attorney general Baroness Scotland by MI6 on its own initiative and the Metropolitan police were subsequently asked to investigate. Scotland Yard said the allegations relate to an incident involving “the conditions… Read more »

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British citizens such as Binyam Mohamed have made allegations of rendition and abuse.
MI6 deny collusion in torture

By Liz Stephens The head of MI6 categorically denied the secret service had colluded in torture today. Sir John Scarlett said there had been “no torture” and “no complicity with torture”. The denial comes after mounting concerns in recent weeks about the role of the intelligence services in alleged torture of terrorism suspects abroad. The… Read more »