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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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The Lib Dem leader faced brutal press attacks before this evening's debate
Knives out for Clegg as leaders’ debate approaches

By Ian Dunt The Lib Dems have hit back at what they say is a concerted smear attempt to smear them as the third leaders’ debate approaches. The Daily Telegraph, Express, Mail and Sun all attacked Nick Clegg on their front pages today. As-it-happens: Leaders’ debate build-up and commentary The Telegraph claimed three donors paid… Read more »

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Conservative candidate charity money missing

By Sasjkia Otto A charity run by Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate Hammersmith and Shepherds’ Bush in west London, could be investigated by the Charity Commission after it was discovered £16,000 was missing from its accounts. My Generation, which runs community projects for young people, spent £201,859 in the financial year 2008/09. However, it was… Read more »