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Environment Secretary highlights shooting’s conservation benefits

Environment Secretary George Eustice MP praised the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) for its role in protecting the British countryside during the Conservative Conference in Manchester.   Speaking at a rural reception hosted by BASC and the Angling Trust, Mr Eustice highlighted the conservation that takes place as a direct result of shooting…. Read more »

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‘Red-herring’ firearms survey still requires responses, says BASC

BASC is asking members and the wider shooting community to respond to a firearms licensing survey, despite describing it as a ‘red-herring’. The survey, coordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on the back of the Plymouth shooting incident, is seeking views on firearms licensing in England and Wales. Questions within the… Read more »

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The odds: Hung parliament still fancied in spite of Cameron bounce
The odds: Hung parliament still fancied in spite of Cameron bounce

by Joe Fraser David Cameron’s performance in the final TV debate has seen a shortening of the odds on both a Conservative victory and their outright majority. But increased betting on a Tory win has failed to dampen punters sense that a hung parliament is still the most likely election outcome. At Paddy Power, odds… Read more »

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Nick Clegg spoke to snooker fans at the Sheffield Crucible
Clegg addresses the Crucible

By Sam Dale Nick Clegg leader was in a light-hearted mood, when he spoke to the crowd at the Crucible in Sheffield just before the start of the snooker World Championship semi-finals. The Liberal Democrat leader joked about Gordon Brown’s “bigoted woman” slip on Wednesday: “I know everyone has been talking about one gaffe all… Read more »