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BASC to challenge Wild Justice action

BASC will use its Fighting Fund to back heather burning after Wild Justice announced the launch of its latest legal challenge. Wild Justice – run by Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery – is seeking a judicial review to challenge regulations governing the burning of heather, rough grass, bracken and gorse on peat deeper… Read more »

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New paper into social impact of shooting ‘significant’, says BASC

A new scientific paper into the social, mental and wellbeing attributes of those who participate in game shooting has been highlighted as significant by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new paper, published in the journal Ageing & Society, concludes that participation in shooting and shooting-related activities, such as beating and picking-up, results… Read more »

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Court halts Hamza extradition
European court halts Hamza extraditions

By politics.co.uk staff The European court of human rights (ECHR) has halted British plans to deport Babar Ahmad and radical preacher Abu Hamza to the US on terror charges. Both men appealed to the ECHR on the grounds that their potential treatment could violate the Human Rights Convention provisions on the “prohibition of torture and… Read more »

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Ed Miliband: Labour overstepped the mark on civil liberties

By politics.co.uk staff Labour overstepped the mark on civil liberty issues, leadership candidate Ed Miliband has admitted. The shadow energy and climate change secretary made the comment in an interview with Liberal Conspiracy in which he came close to endorsing gay marriage and branded himself a feminst. “As someone who is liberal on social issues… Read more »