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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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Lib Dems' secret hung parliament committee has prepared demands - report
Lib Dems’ hung parliament wish-list revealed

By politics.co.uk staff A secretive Liberal Democrat ‘hung parliament committee’ has drawn up a list of demands to be brought forward if no party secures an overall majority, according to a report. The Sun newspaper – which is campaigning brazenly for the Conservatives in the run-up to polling day – said it had secured a… Read more »

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Ken Clarke tells politics.co.uk he has a "horror" of hung parliaments
Exclusive: Ken Clarke says Tory majority chances ‘slim’

By Alex Stevenson Shadow business secretary Ken Clarke has told politics.co.uk he believes the Conservatives only have a “slim chance” of winning an overall majority. Mr Clarke, speaking in the Labour-Tory marginal of Bedford, said his “hunch” was that the Conservatives would avoid a hung parliament. But he admitted that “I can’t ignore opinion polls”…. Read more »