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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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Stand up for each other, says Jacqui Smith
Stand up for each other, says Smith

The public should be willing to “stand up for others” if they see a crime being committed, the home secretary has said. With 21 teenagers stabbed to death in London alone this year, some commentators have urged Britons to avoid intervening in fights or public scuffles. But shortly after London mayor Boris Johnson advised youngsters… Read more »

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Jan Berry might be working on the inside
Jan Berry joins govt to fight police red tape

Former Police Federation chairperson Jan Berry will work in the Home Office to help tackle bureaucracy, it has been confirmed. Mrs Berry will take up a post targeting red tape in police forces in England and Wales. Home secretary Jacqui Smith unveiled a green paper on policing to parliament in the Commons this lunchtime, featuring… Read more »