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BASC to challenge Wild Justice action

BASC will use its Fighting Fund to back heather burning after Wild Justice announced the launch of its latest legal challenge. Wild Justice – run by Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery – is seeking a judicial review to challenge regulations governing the burning of heather, rough grass, bracken and gorse on peat deeper… Read more »

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New paper into social impact of shooting ‘significant’, says BASC

A new scientific paper into the social, mental and wellbeing attributes of those who participate in game shooting has been highlighted as significant by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new paper, published in the journal Ageing & Society, concludes that participation in shooting and shooting-related activities, such as beating and picking-up, results… Read more »

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Lib Dems struggling to settle into parliamentary policy committee chair roles
‘Waste of time’: Lib Dems suffer backbench teething problems

By Alex Stevenson Senior backbench Liberal Democrat MPs are struggling to get to grips with the committees supposed to preserve their party’s identity within the coalition, politics.co.uk can reveal. Its parliamentary policy committees were set up, after a lengthy delay, in a bid to maintain the party’s independent voice following the formation of the coalition… Read more »

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No Lib Dem MPs have yet followed Mr Lewin's example
Lib Dem defector joins the Milibandwagon

By politics.co.uk staff A Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate at the last election has thrown his lot in with Labour, citing Ed Miliband’s leadership as the cause. Andrew Lewin, who stood for the Lib Dems in Hertford and Stortford, expressed discontent at the party’s acquiescence to cuts in housing benefit and raising tuition fees. “I haven’t… Read more »