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BASC raises key issues for shooting at Labour conference

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) urged the Labour Party to listen to rural voters at a reception at the party’s annual conference in Brighton this weekend. Addressing shadow Environment Secretary Daniel Zeichner MP, BASC said those who live and work in Britain’s countryside should be listened to on issues such as the… Read more »

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Bold new vision places communities at the heart of deer management obligations

A new vision that will place communities at the centre of efforts to manage deer on publicly owned land in Scotland will be unveiled today (24 September) by a partnership of eleven leading deer management stakeholders. The partnership aims to institutionalise what is being described as ‘community integrated deer management’ by establishing more opportunities for… Read more »

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The Prince of Darkness steals the show again
Sketch: King of spin causes chaos

The real show tonight was based around the Prince of Darkness. By Matthew West So there we were. The assembled journalists in the spin room, a couple of hours ahead of the final leaders debate, all ready to see whether the leaders would slug it out or whether it would all be a bit samey… Read more »

Donations to the Tories outstrip all other parties
Conservatives rake in the money

By Sasjkia Otto The Conservatives have received more money during the election campaign than all other parties put together. Figures released by the Electoral Commission show the Tories have been given £3,677,000 in the first two weeks since 6th April. This is 26 times more than the £140,000 received by the Liberal Democrats and 62%… Read more »