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The Ribble Estuary’s Hutton Marsh set for conservation boost

The Preston and District Wildfowling Association (PDWA) have been awarded a £21,000 grant from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) to improve habitat on the protected Hutton Marsh in the Ribble Estuary. The grant will be used to fund habitat improvements for nesting birds, as well as to encourage water voles and otters into the… Read more »

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North Yorkshire firearms licensing decision a breach of statutory duty, says BASC

North Yorkshire Police’s decision to halt all firearm and shotgun certificate grants has been described by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), as “a clear breach of their statutory duty”. In correspondence with North Yorkshire MPs, BASC has asked that the force is scrutinised and that they resume… Read more »

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Dover where election candidates are divided on sharing a platform with the BNP
Dover candidates divided over sharing hustings with BNP

by Robert Dobson Candidates from the main parties in Dover are divided over whether to attend a hustings with the BNP. The church group Christians Together in Dover is organising an election meeting in the town next week, to which the far-right party is believed to be invited. Labour candidate and current MP, Gwyn Prosser,… Read more »