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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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The statistics will increase pressure on the government to do something about pensioner poverty
822 pensioners a day fall into poverty

Three hundred thousand pensioners have fallen into poverty over the last year, the government has revealed. The data means 822 pensioners become poverty-stricken every day. Mervyn Kohler, special adviser for Help the Aged, said: “When older people live on a fixed income it is virtually impossible for them to pull themselves out of poverty. “Pensioners… Read more »

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Gordon Brown is accused of letting down the elderly
Brown accused of backtracking on age discrimination

Prime minister Gordon Brown has been accused of backtracking on his commitment to eradicating age discrimination by a leading elderly rights group. Help the Aged’s director of policy and external relations says the government is struggling to meet its commitment to tackling the “rampant ageism” which he says remains “rife” in the UK. The attack… Read more »