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BASC respond to the England Deer Strategy

Following the publication of the England Deer Management Strategy, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) head of deer management Martin Edwards said: “The government’s commitment to tackling the growing deer population in the UK is commendable. However, it will only succeed if it has the support of every deer manager, the majority of… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Police Service declares Firearms and Explosives Branch “critical incident”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has declared a “critical incident” due to protracted backlogs of applications within its firearms licensing department.  A critical incident is defined as “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family or the community”. The… Read more »

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Dr Hamish Meldrum is the chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) council
Comment: NHS funding gap needs urgent action

Health spending may be ringfenced, but the huge costs of the government’s reorganisation and a massive shortfall in funding could lead to cuts in frontline services. By Dr Hamish Meldrum The NHS is already a victim of cuts, as the health select committee’s report on public expenditure released today confirms. Although the health committee says… Read more »

The government's plans for health spending require 'unprecedented' efficiency savings, say MPs
NHS faces ‘test to the limit’ to deliver savings

By Peter Wozniak The savings being asked of the NHS and social care are “unprecedented” and will stretch service provision “to the limit”, according to MPs. The health select committee today released its report on public expenditure on both the NHS and local authority provision of social care services – and challenged the government’s optimism… Read more »