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UK Pledges to Ban All Wild Animals in the Circus By 2020
Offbeat  (tags: UK government, banning animal circuses, animal welfare and rights, Prevention of Animal cruelty, exploitation, changing attitudes, stronger protection )

- 13 days ago -
The UK government has finally committed to banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses after ongoing pressure from the public. Animal welfare organisations have been pushing for action on this issue in the UK for decades, with little success...
Ivory Trade to Be Banned in UK 'to Protect Elephants'
Offbeat  (tags: Ivory trade, Banned, Animals, Protection, Business, UK Government, UK )

- 163 days ago -
The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.
Animal Cruelty Sentences to Rise to Five Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Animal Cruelty, Prison Sentences, UK Government, UK )

- 168 days ago -
People in England who commit the most serious crimes of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison, the government has said.
Government to Consider Laser Pen Licence After Attack Rise
Offbeat  (tags: UK Government, laser pen licence, attacks on aircraft., UK )

- 217 days ago -
Buying powerful laser pens could require a licence in future, the government has said, amid concerns over the number of attacks on aircraft.
Brexit: Government 'to Stand Up' for Gibraltar's Interests
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Gibraltar, UK Government, Spain, UK, EU, Europe )

- 349 days ago -
The UK has said it will stand up for Gibraltar's interests after the territory accused Spain of using Brexit to forward its territorial aims.
BBC Charter Renewal: Government Unveiling 'Major Overhaul'
Offbeat  (tags: Media, Entertainment, BBC, Major Overhaul, Politics, UK Government )

- 673 days ago -
Plans for a "major overhaul" of how the BBC is run are being unveiled by the government in parliament.
Iain Duncan Smith Plans Changes to Benefit Assessments
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, DWP, welfare benefits, reforms, Sick and Disabled, UK Government, UK )

- 937 days ago -
Iain Duncan Smith is planning a shake-up of the rules on sickness benefit to encourage more people into work.

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