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Review outcome could jeopardise wildlife management, warns BASC Scotland

BASC has expressed significant concerns about a number of elements which will be looked at as part of a Scottish Government review of NatureScot’s species licensing functions. BASC Scotland director Peter Clark said the review into NatureScot’s current licensing approach had the potential to affect the balance between predator control and wildlife management. He said… Read more »

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Some prisons are housing almost double the number of prisoners they were intended to hold.
Overcrowded prisons ‘act as a university of crime’

By Liz Stephens Overcrowded prisons and high reoffending levels are being deliberately overlooked by ministers according to a damning report published today. The Prison Reform Trust published figures showing some prisons are housing almost double the number of prisoners they were intended to hold. The Trust also found that overcrowded jails were not preventing re-offending…. Read more »

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MPs savage UK Parole Board
MPs savage UK Parole Board

By Ian Dunt An influential committee of MPs has savaged the UK’s Parole Board, saying members are coming under pressure to make decisions on serious offenders without key information. MPs said the prison and probation services had proven unable to provide the timely and complete information necessary for the parole system to run effectively. “The… Read more »