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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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Gordon Brown flew to Northern Ireland today for urgent talks at Stormont with the power-sharing government.
Brown in Ireland as stalemate threatens devolution

By Liz Stephens Gordon Brown flew to Northern Ireland today for urgent talks at Stormont with the power-sharing government. Tensions have been rising for weeks over plans to devolve control over the police and courts back into local hands. Sinn Fein have insisted that gaining control of local justice is the only way to bring… Read more »

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Tories join forces with Unionists

The Conservatives and Ulster Unionists have joined forces to create a coalition designed to win back Conservative support outside England. The union will involve standing joint candidates in the European election and the general election in Northern Ireland. The elected candidate is, effectively, under Conservative control as they will be subject to the party Whip…. Read more »