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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 Conservatives have raised by far the most money this year
Tories far outstrip rivals on funding

By Sam Dale The Conservatives have received well over half of all party donations this year and far more than Labour and the Liberal Democrats combined. A total of £12,357,714 has been given to the Tories compared with £4,072,432 for Labour and £1,931,147 for the Liberal Democrats. The Electoral Commission published political parties’ donations and… Read more »

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The BNP accounts for 2008 are being investigated by the watchdog
BNP accounts to be investigated

By Ian Dunt The Electoral Commission is launching an investigation into the British National party (BNP) accounts. The independent party finance watchdog began looking into the adequacy of the far-right party’s2008 statement of accounts at the start of this year, but the case has now become an investigation. “It is important to note – particularly… Read more »