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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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Can you tell who it is yet? Poll shows Lib Dem ministers need to do more to dent public consciousness
Public failing to register Lib Dem ministers

By politics.co.uk staff Senior Liberal Democrat ministers are yet to make the same impact on the general public as their Conservative colleagues, research suggests. A survey by the Sunday Telegraph newspaper indicated more people knew who the biggest names in the Tory party were than Lib Dem Cabinet minister – with the exception of deputy… Read more »

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Tough crowd for Cameron

By Rebecca Burns David Cameron was greeted by a 100-strong angry crowd at his second question-and-answer session of the week. Workers waved ‘Save Our Services’ placards and chanted “no ifs, no buts, no public sector cuts” as the PM arrived for the session at Hove Town Hall in East Sussex. One protestor, worried about the… Read more »