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Rally outside Parliament as MPs to debate assisted dying

Humanists UK and My Death, My Decision (MDMD) will be holding a rally on Parliament Square on 29 April at 15:30 to show their support for assisted dying legislation for the terminally ill and the incurably suffering. On Monday the House of Commons will be holding a Westminster Hall debate on assisted dying after an… Read more »

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Defra to review GL45 in light of reduction of AI risk

BASC has welcomed Defra’s announcement that the new General Licence (GL45), which governs the release of pheasants and red-legged partridges on and around certain Special Protection Areas (SPAs), is currently being reviewed. The current licence conditions are based on a medium level of risk of the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild… Read more »

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Salmond set for Holyrood top job?
SNP gain strong lead over Labour

The SNP have achieved a ten point lead over Labour ahead of the upcoming Scottish election. With a lead in both constituency and regional polls, SNP leader Alex Salmond could be appointed first minister of the Scottish parliament after May 3rd. The Populus poll, commissioned by the Times, puts the nationalists comfortably ahead of the… Read more »

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Tories reveal modest Scottish election ambitions

David Cameron launched the Scottish Conservatives election campaign today with the unusual admission the party would not hold power. Instead he suggested they would simply represent the everyday concerns of Scots in parliament, accusing Labour of ignoring the “bread and butter issues” in favour of “bone chilling” language. In a visit to Edinburgh to meet… Read more »