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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Government trophy hunting inquiry a win for conservation, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has described the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill as a ‘win for conservation’. The EFRA Select Committee’s inquiry announced today (2 July) that they will look at the government’s proposals on so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and whether the… Read more »

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William Hague touched only lightly on the elephant in the room: the Lisbon treaty
Hague ducks Lisbon question

By Alex Stevenson William Hague failed to address dividing lines within the Conservative party on the Lisbon treaty in his speech to the party conference. He maintained his party’s opposition to the Lisbon treaty but did not specify whether a Tory government would hold a retrospective referendum on the treaty after it is ratified. The… Read more »

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Cameron delivered his last speech to conference before the general election today
Video: Cameron speech

Watch David Cameron’s speech to the Tory party conference in full.