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Shooting is a hit with Crieff Juniors FC

A junior football team based in Perthshire have tried their hand at clay pigeon shooting with the support of their latest sponsor, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). BASC – the UK’s largest shooting organisation – hosted the Crieff Juniors 2008 squad at Gleneagles Shooting and Fishing School for an afternoon of clay… Read more »

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RSPB loses hen harrier judicial review

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss legal challenges by the RSPB and Mark Avery into Natural England’s research into hen harrier brood management. In confirming the trial brood management scheme is legal, the courts have for a second time dismissed the RSPB… Read more »

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The EU project is dependent on the Irish vote
Ireland votes on Lisbon

By politics.co.uk staff The polls open today on Ireland’s pivotal vote on the Lisbon treaty, with political leaders desperately urging voters to ratify the reforms. Irish prime minister Brian Cowen is optimistic voters will accept the treaty today, after rejecting it a year ago in a move that sent shockwaves throughout European capitals. Critics are… Read more »

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Conservatives meet for autumn conference with election looming
Conservative conference

The Conservative party conference is being held in Manchester this year, as David Cameron mobilises his troops ahead of the coming general election. The Tory leader will be hoping to enter Downing Street as prime minister at some stage in the next 12 months but will rely on those gathering in Manchester today in order… Read more »