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Welsh conservation efforts set back by NRW red tape

BASC has described a decision by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to restrict the ability of conservationists and wildlife managers to control magpies, jays and jackdaws as a retrograde blow for conservation. From July 1, those who wish to control magpies, jays and jackdaws to protect species of conservation concern must now apply for a specific… Read more »

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New firearms licensing database can “significantly improve the service”, says BASC

The announcement that the Home Office has begun tendering for a system to replace England and Wales’ firearms licensing database has been received enthusiastically by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). First reported in The Register, the pre-procurement notice will start the process of replacing the National Firearms Licence… Read more »

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Nick Clegg at the polling station on Thursday morning
Clegg: Follow your heart

By politics.co.uk staff Nick Clegg has urged voters to vote with their hearts, in his final pitch to the electorate before today’s vote. Speaking at a rally in Sheffield last night, where Neil Kinnock delivered his infamous ‘we’re alright’ speech in 1992. Mr Clegg said: “These are now the closing hours of one of the… Read more »

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Huhne holds Eastleigh
General election 2010: Chris Huhne holds Eastleigh

By Catherine Stevenson and Sabine Klensch Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson Chris Huhne has strengthened his majority in Eastleigh, confounding earlier expectations that he may lose his seat. He withstood an enthusiastic Conservative campaign in a seat which was number 12 on their target list. The Lib Dems earned a three per cent plus swing… Read more »