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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has committed to contributing £75,000 towards Natural England’s hen harrier recovery work over the next three years, via its Legacy Fund. Three annual payments of £25,000 will aid Natural England’s objectives of winter roost monitoring, support and education around diversionary feeding, and the southern reintroduction of the species. The three-year agreement follows… Read more »

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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
Successful amendment to Sentience Bill reassures those who work with animals

he new Animal Sentience Committee will now have to respect cultural traditions, religion, and heritage when scrutinising government policy following a successful amendment, which has been supported by BASC, to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. A group of 31 MPs proposed an amendment accepted by the government at the report stage of the Animal Welfare (Sentience)… Read more »

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Simon Hughes is standing for Lib Dem deputy leader post
Hughes ‘leading’ in Lib Dem deputy race

By politics.co.uk staff Simon Hughes is thought to be winning the contest to succeed Vince Cable as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats. The former party president is believed to have won the support of a majority of the party’s 57 MPs, a member of his campaign team told Reuters. Nominations close today for the… Read more »

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Comment: Who would go into politics now?

Law’s departure will discourage talented young professionals from a career in politics. By Stephen Barber David Laws’ resignation has put into focus just why politics is so often unattractive for many of the most talented people in Britain – a reality that is all the more important given the current state of the economy. It… Read more »