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Project Penelope takes flight in the UK

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has begun work on the UK-leg of a leading international project aiming to track the Eurasian wigeon. Titled Project Penelope, after the wigeon’s Latin name Mareca penelope, the study will follow the species’ flyway with field work carried out across the UK, Denmark and Finland. BASC, in partnership with… Read more »

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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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Clegg denies Liberal Democrats 'threaten national security'
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By Sasjkia Otto Nick Clegg has denied senior defence on intelligence figures’ warnings that the Liberal Democrats’ plans to hold the intelligence forces accountable could threaten national security. In a letter to The Times today, Peter Clarke, former national counter terrorism coordinator, Sir Richard Dearlove, former Secret Intelligence Service chief and Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank,… Read more »

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By politics.co.uk staff The continued propaganda war between Labour and the Conservatives has taken a new twist, with the opposition eagerly adopting one of Labour’s attack ads against its leader. David and Ed Miliband unveiled the poster, which portrays Tory leader David Cameron as Ashes to Ashes character Gene Hunt. It attempted to link Tory… Read more »