The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »
Tony Juniper, chair of Natural England, had the opportunity to see first-hand the conservation efforts of wildfowling clubs when he visited the Lytham & District Wildfowling Association (LDWA). Accompanied by staff from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), Tony took part in a conservation walk around the club’s land at the mouth of… Read more »
Ministers should tell councils not to force flood-hit families to pay their council tax, Labour says
The environment secretary was renewing the push for widespread use of genetically modified (GM) crops today, nearly a decade after it was effectively ruled out across the EU.