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NI Executive set for May 8th
Parliament to approve devolution on May 8th

Parliament will today rush through legislation in order to delay devolution to Northern Ireland ahead of a power-sharing executive on May 8th. MPs from across the House of Commons have agreed to set aside normal business and pledged their support for the bill. Leader of the house Jack Straw declared the Commons “will not adjourn… Read more »

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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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Adams ready for 'new relationship' of orange and green
Paisley and Adams agree date in historic meeting

The DUP and Sinn Fein have agreed to form a power-sharing executive to govern Northern Ireland from May 8th. In an historic occasion, DUP leader Ian Paisley revoked his long-standing policy of not talking to Sinn Fein to meet for the first time with republican leader Gerry Adams. The two leaders agreed on a timetable… Read more »