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Bold new vision places communities at the heart of deer management obligations

A new vision that will place communities at the centre of efforts to manage deer on publicly owned land in Scotland will be unveiled today (24 September) by a partnership of eleven leading deer management stakeholders. The partnership aims to institutionalise what is being described as ‘community integrated deer management’ by establishing more opportunities for… Read more »

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BASC raises opposition to Welsh Government ban on snares

BASC is calling on the Welsh Government to present the evidence that supports their proposal to ban the use of snares. The call to legislate against snares has been included in a raft of proposals by the Welsh Government in their official response to the Agriculture (Wales) White Paper. This BASC Wales director Steve Griffiths,… Read more »

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Inquiry launched into Mohamed torture claims
Inquiry launched into Mohamed torture claims

By Ian Dunt A full-scale criminal inquiry into the allegations of torture surrounding British resident Binyam Mohamed has been launched by the attorney general. The Baroness Scotland of Asthal announced the inquiry in the Commons this afternoon after looking into Mr Mohamed’s claims. In a statement released to the media she said: “I have expressed… Read more »

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Revealed: The full extent of council spying
Revealed: The full extent of council spying

By politics.co.uk staff Local councils have used powers intended for serious crimes to spy on residents over 10,000 times, new figures have revealed. The figures confirm that councils are using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to spy on dog fouling littering and other trivial offences. The figures were released by the Liberal Democrats,… Read more »