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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Darwin: Even now, many people all over the world doubt the veracity of evolution.
Scientists demand evolution be put on curriculum

By Ian Dunt Twenty-six of the UK’s top scientists have written to the government demanding that evolution be specifically included in the primary curriculum. The letter was organised after key reforms to the primary curriculum, which included evolution for the first time, were dropped just before the election. “It was with huge disappointment that we… Read more »

David Miliband: `Just wrong`
David Miliband: End private school charity status

By staff Private schools should have their charitable status withdrawn, according to Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband. Mapping out his thoughts in an email to supporters ahead of next week’s emergency Budget, Mr Miliband said: “Everyone agrees tough decisions have to be made on public spending over the coming years. But I am absolutely… Read more »