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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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Straw prepares for talks as officers return to work

More than 20,000 prison officers returned to work last night after the government agreed to fresh talks over pay. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) had earlier flouted a High Court injunction against the planned 24-hour strike, but ordered its members to return to work around 7pm after the justice secretary agreed to hold talks on… Read more »

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Govt condemns ‘illegal’ prison officer strike

Prison Officers across England and Wales are defying a High Court injunction to continue strike action over pay. Earlier, the justice secretary Jack Straw warned the striking prisoner officers that the unofficial action was illegal and “wholly unjustified”. Prison officers walked out at 7am this morning over low pay and thousands are refusing to return… Read more »