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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 Clegg will announce details of the regional growth fund in Manchester
Boosting the north? Regional growth plan unveiled

By Peter Wozniak The government is setting out the details of its plans to encourage regional development today. Regional development agencies, set up under Labour in 1999, will be scrapped under the proposals and replaced with ‘local enterprise partnerships’ (LEPs). Vince Cable has announced the move in parliament, while deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will… Read more »