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The Ribble Estuary’s Hutton Marsh set for conservation boost

The Preston and District Wildfowling Association (PDWA) have been awarded a £21,000 grant from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) to improve habitat on the protected Hutton Marsh in the Ribble Estuary. The grant will be used to fund habitat improvements for nesting birds, as well as to encourage water voles and otters into the… Read more »

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Profile: Damian Green

Being Conservative immigration spokesman involves being comfortable with rocks and hard places. Michael Howard got his fingers burnt when he made a tough line on immigration a centrepiece of his general election campaign, earning particular criticism for a poster reading: “Are you thinking what we’re thinking?” But the Tories could not afford to veer too… Read more »

Damien Green, shadow immigration minister
Vaz takes action on Tory arrest

The chair of the home affairs committee, Keith Vaz, has tabled a discussion on the arrest of Damian Green for the committee’s next meeting. “We are totally in the dark about what this is about,” Mr Vaz said. The move marks the end of a day that saw Westminster shaken by the arrest. Mr Green,… Read more »