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New Natural History GCSE will ‘engage and inspire’ young people, says BASC

BASC has said a new Natural History GCSE will help support the decision makers of the future steer the natural world for years to come. The new GCSE – which is set to launch in September 2025 – has the potential to engage thousands of schoolchildren each year by tackling topics such as conservation, sustainability, species interactions, climate change and… Read more »

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Review of dog microchipping regulations underway

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be pushing for “meaningful improvements” within a Defra-published public consultation on a series of proposals to the dog microchipping regulations. The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations were introduced in 2015 to increase re-unification rates of lost and stolen dogs, benefiting dog welfare and saving local authorities… Read more »

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Pudsey brings good news for Tories in need
General election 2010: Pudsey brings good news for Tories in need

By Sasjkia Otto Conservative Stuart Andrew has won Pudsey, number 98 on the party’s target list. The Tories won 39% of the vote with a 1,659 majority and an eight per cent swing from Labour. With 35% of the vote, Labour’s Jamie Hanley dropped ten percentage points from 2005 and lost the seat for the… Read more »

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Surprise loss for Lib Dems in Harrogate
General election 2010: Surprise loss for Lib Dems in Harrogate

By Sasjkia Otto Phil Willis’ replacement in Harrogate and Knaresborough has failed to hold one of the Liberal Democrats’ safest seats, with a nine per cent swing to the Conservatives. The Lib Dems saw their 10,429-vote lead of 2005 reduced to a 1,039 loss with the Conservatives claiming 47% of the vote. Historically, Harrogate was… Read more »