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The Ribble Estuary’s Hutton Marsh set for conservation boost

The Preston and District Wildfowling Association (PDWA) have been awarded a £21,000 grant from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) to improve habitat on the protected Hutton Marsh in the Ribble Estuary. The grant will be used to fund habitat improvements for nesting birds, as well as to encourage water voles and otters into the… Read more »

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North Yorkshire firearms licensing decision a breach of statutory duty, says BASC

North Yorkshire Police’s decision to halt all firearm and shotgun certificate grants has been described by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), as “a clear breach of their statutory duty”. In correspondence with North Yorkshire MPs, BASC has asked that the force is scrutinised and that they resume… Read more »

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Govt moves to 'privatise' probation service
Government wins probation victory

The government has won a vote on privatising parts of the probation service. The offender management bill passed its third reading in the Commons last night by 293 to 268, although the government’s majority fell from 65 to 25. Firms and voluntary groups could now be given control of parts of the probation service, in… Read more »

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The probation service is not working as well as it should, John Reid has said
Reid: Probation service not working well

The probation service is not working as well as it should and in some areas its performance is not up to standard, home secretary John Reid has said. Speaking today from the Wormwood Scrubs prison, Mr Reid also outlined plans to bring the private and voluntary sectors into the probation service. But the problems go… Read more »