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BASC respond to the England Deer Strategy

Following the publication of the England Deer Management Strategy, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) head of deer management Martin Edwards said: “The government’s commitment to tackling the growing deer population in the UK is commendable. However, it will only succeed if it has the support of every deer manager, the majority of… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Police Service declares Firearms and Explosives Branch “critical incident”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has declared a “critical incident” due to protracted backlogs of applications within its firearms licensing department.  A critical incident is defined as “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family or the community”. The… Read more »

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Tories say train fare hikes are to cut overcrowding
Train fares rise ‘to ease overcrowding’

The Conservatives have accused the government of increasing train fares to cut overcrowding on Britain’s railways. From today, government regulated fares, which include season tickets, will go up by an average of 4.3 per cent, while some unregulated fares, including day returns and open tickets, are up by more than seven per cent. The Association… Read more »

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MagLev trains are among the projects being considered by the Tories
Tories back high-speed rail lines

The Conservatives are backing detailed studies into three major potential rail projects, including the Maglev ‘levitating’ train and a high-speed north-south rail line. Shadow transport secretary Chris Grayling said that although he accepted the need for short-term projects, such as cutting congestion on certain roads, Britain’s long-term transport needs may require some new major infrastructure… Read more »