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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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Balls ‘humbled’ to be leading schools reforms

The new schools and children secretary has spoken of his “honour and responsibility” at his promotion. Ed Balls will head up the newly created Department for Children and Families, which has been crafted from the now defunct Department for Education and Skills. As secretary of state for children, schools and families, Mr Balls will be… Read more »

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Teachers’ union calls for powers against malicious pupils

The teacher’s union NASUWT has called for greater powers against pupils who make malicious allegations against their teachers, despite the government confirming comprehensive new powers for teachers today. The union has called for pupils who falsely claim abuse to be excluded from school with no right of appeal and wants parents to be liable for… Read more »