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BASC respond to the England Deer Strategy

Following the publication of the England Deer Management Strategy, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) head of deer management Martin Edwards said: “The government’s commitment to tackling the growing deer population in the UK is commendable. However, it will only succeed if it has the support of every deer manager, the majority of… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Police Service declares Firearms and Explosives Branch “critical incident”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has declared a “critical incident” due to protracted backlogs of applications within its firearms licensing department.  A critical incident is defined as “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family or the community”. The… Read more »

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Queen’s Speech 2022: Full list of bills

Here is a rundown of the full list of bills from the Queen’s speech 2022:   New Bills 1. Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill “A bill will be brought forward to drive local growth, empowering local leaders to regenerate their areas, and ensuring everyone can share in the United Kingdom’s success. The planning system will… Read more »

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Political Agenda – Adrian Ramsay

The 2022 local elections are just under a week away, and political parties across the UK are making their case to voters against the backdrop of the cost of living crisis and the fallout from Partygate. Adrian Ramsay, who co-leads the Greens with Carla Denyer, is hoping his Party can provide fresh answers to the… Read more »