The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »
Tony Juniper, chair of Natural England, had the opportunity to see first-hand the conservation efforts of wildfowling clubs when he visited the Lytham & District Wildfowling Association (LDWA). Accompanied by staff from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), Tony took part in a conservation walk around the club’s land at the mouth of… Read more »
Previewing the Batley and Spen by-election, Ian Dunt says that anyone expecting a re-run of Hartlepool should think again. Labour trail six points behind the Conservatives in the polls, going into the by-election on 1st July. Politics.co.uk’s editor-at-large also spoke about why the Kim Leadbeater is the “perfect candidate” for Labour, and why Ed Davey… Read more »
Can Labour afford to lose?