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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Figures shine a light on NHS spending obligations
NHS ‘should renegotiate’ PFI repayments

By politics.co.uk staff The NHS may have to consider renegotiating the 30-year repayments it faces following New Labour’s private finance initiatives, a health expert has suggested. It follows the revelation that the NHS in England will end up repaying six times the cost of the original value of the new hospitals and mental health units… Read more »

Free milk for under-fives will remain after No 10 intervention
Milk U-turn ‘reflects coalition chaos’

By politics.co.uk staff Labour leadership contenders have jumped to criticise Downing Street’s intervention on free milk for under-fives, after David Cameron quashed a junior minister’s proposal yesterday. Public health minister Anne Milton had been exploring options to replace the free milk funding with more money for the Healthy Start voucher. No 10 indicated it had… Read more »