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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes

From The Guardian: Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry. Liz Truss, the environment secretary, … Continue reading

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“March Against Fear” in Brussels cancelled at request of government, citing “security concerns”

From thejournal.ie  Organisers of a “March Against Fear” planned for tomorrow to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears. “We understand this request. The … Continue reading

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Government announces renewed plans to privatise Land Registry

From The Guardian: The Land Registry is being put for up for sale less than two years after the Liberal Democrats blocked previous plans for a £1bn-plus privatisation. Sajid Javid, the business secretary, faced immediate criticism for announcing the selloff … Continue reading

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Disability protesters occupy commons lobby, BBC told to stop filming

From The Guardian: Dozens of people protesting against disability benefit cuts have occupied the central lobby in parliament, chanting “Cameron killer” and “no more deaths from benefit cuts”. Black Rod, the official with responsibility for the parliamentary estates and security, … Continue reading

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Sports Direct boss refuses to attend select committee over working conditions

From BBC News: Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley has branded MPs “a joke” and confirmed he will not give evidence in Parliament about how his workers are treated. Mr Ashley responded after being summoned to appear in Parliament and warned he … Continue reading

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Big Issue seller marries woman he met when asking for change

From The Guardian: A romance began when a homeless man gave a passerby 50p for her electricity meter – now the couple have pledged to spend the rest of their lives together. Jack Richardson met Toni Osborne two and a … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt agrees to ACAS talks with junior doctors

From The Guardian: The government will agree to talks with Acas in an attempt to avoid strike action by thousands of junior doctors, Jeremy Hunt has said. In a letter to the chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA), the … Continue reading

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Government proposes cut to state funding of opposition parties

From The Independent: The Government has moved to make sharp cuts to state funding to Britain’s opposition parties. So-called “short money”, an annual payment that has been paid to opposition parties since the 1970s, will be cut by 19 per … Continue reading

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Child health services in Wiltshire privatised in Virgin Care deal

From Salisbury Journal: Community child health services will be fully privatised in Wiltshire in April — in a deal worth almost £13million. Until now, most of the services, which include health visiting, children’s community nursing, and speech and language therapy, … Continue reading

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Shops in Crickhowell take finances offshore to protest tax avoidance

From The Independent: When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didn’t just get mad. Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes … Continue reading

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