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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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BASC raises opposition to Welsh Government ban on snares

BASC is calling on the Welsh Government to present the evidence that supports their proposal to ban the use of snares. The call to legislate against snares has been included in a raft of proposals by the Welsh Government in their official response to the Agriculture (Wales) White Paper. This BASC Wales director Steve Griffiths,… Read more »

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Gloria De Perio lends her talents to Labour
GMTV’s Gloria ruffles Labour activists’ feathers

By politics.co.uk staff Labour campaigners in Geoff Hoon’s safe Ashfield seat are getting hot under the collar after an attempt to parachute in GMTV’s Gloria De Piero. Ms Piero is the breakfast programme’s political editor and is being considered to succeed the former defence secretary in his Nottinghamshire constituency, in an all-female shortlist. “Gloria would… Read more »

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Conservatives' Lord Ashcroft spends much of his time in Belize
Ashcroft admits he’s a non-dom

By Ian Dunt and Alex Stevenson Conservative bankroller Michael Ashcroft has finally admitted he is a non-dom, after years of evading the question. The Tory deputy chairman suggested in a statement released on his website he would give up his non-domicile status if the Tories win the election. It came after years of resistance to… Read more »