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BASC statement on Pet Theft Taskforce recommendations

Following the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper, Glynn Evans, head of game and gundogs at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), said: “BASC welcomes the government’s commitment to tackle the reported increase in pet theft through the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper. While incidents of dog theft… Read more »

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Independence referendum could be SNP's price
Cameron leaves ‘nat’ option open

By Alex Stevenson David Cameron has refused to rule out seeking nationalist support in a hung parliament. The Conservative leader was asked whether he would seek help from Scottish National party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru MPs during a question-and-answer session at Coca-Cola’s factory in Outwood, Yorkshire. If the Tories were the largest party but unable… Read more »

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After 13 years out of government, the Conservatives finally have a realistic opportunity to return to power. Success is by no means guaranteed. David Cameron’s troops will have to fight for every vote as the struggling economy polarises British politics and galvanises Labour’s activists. Fluctuating opinion polls have shown this contest is by no means… Read more »