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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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Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry in spring or summer 2011
Royal wedding analysis: Even the cynics will be cheered up

News of a royal wedding excites everyone – even the grumpy, who have months of cynicism to look forward to. By Alex Stevenson It’s been nearly three decades since the last big-budget, no-expense-spared outpouring of national delight. The circumstances are strikingly similar: tricky economic times, serious levels of unrest brewing at home. The nation needed… Read more »

Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected to marry next year
Cynicism and celebrations greet royal wedding

By Ian Dunt The political world reacted in a predictable manner to the announcement of a royal wedding today, with party leaders celebrating the news while political journalists asked if the government was trying to bury bad news under the ensuing media onslaught. The Cabinet meeting this morning was interrupted by the news that Prince… Read more »