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New Natural History GCSE will ‘engage and inspire’ young people, says BASC

BASC has said a new Natural History GCSE will help support the decision makers of the future steer the natural world for years to come. The new GCSE – which is set to launch in September 2025 – has the potential to engage thousands of schoolchildren each year by tackling topics such as conservation, sustainability, species interactions, climate change and… Read more »

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Review of dog microchipping regulations underway

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be pushing for “meaningful improvements” within a Defra-published public consultation on a series of proposals to the dog microchipping regulations. The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations were introduced in 2015 to increase re-unification rates of lost and stolen dogs, benefiting dog welfare and saving local authorities… Read more »

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Minister defends Saudi energy talks following mass execution
Minister defends Saudi energy talks following mass execution

A minister has said today that the prime minister is “absolutely right” to pursue energy talks with the government of Saudi Arabia. After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Boris Johnson will fly to Saudi Arabia later today to hold talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Johnson will seek to urge the Saudis… Read more »