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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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Victory in 1982 Falklands war means the islands remain British
Argentina takes Falklands to UN

By staff United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will meet with Argentina’s foreign minister as opposition to Britain’s ongoing sovereignty over the Falkland Islands rises. It follows a summit of Latin American leaders who roundly condemned Britain’s control over the islands known by all those in the region as ‘Las Malvinas’. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez… Read more »

Leaders are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, for a regional summit
Latin America unites over Falklands

By staff Latin American states have united to back Argentina’s claim over the Falkland Islands at a summit in Mexico. Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean backed her country’s claim over the island, where a British petroleum company is currently exploring for oil. The agreement… Read more »