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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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Cameron calls for parents to run schools
Cameron tries to claim co-op movement for Tories

David Cameron has encouraged parents to set up their own schools, claiming this would raise standards. The Conservative leader argues it should be easier for groups of parents to form co-operatives to found their own schools. Mr Cameron said co-ops made up of parents or local residents should be able to demand allocated funding from… Read more »

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Denham announces uni-school partnership push
Universities to partner schools in participation drive

The government today encouraged more universities to work with schools in a bid to widen participation in higher education. A number of universities have already sponsored academies or agreed to partner new trust schools but universities secretary John Denham today launched a new drive to increase participation. Speaking at University College London, Mr Denham said… Read more »