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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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Govt promises more social housing
3 million new homes will include social housing

Social housing will feature noticeably in the government’s pledge to build three million new homes, ministers have claimed. Charities and opposition politicians had raised concerns low income renters would be overlooked under Gordon Brown’s plans to build three million new homes by 2020. Mr Brown and housing minister Yvette Cooper have sought to reassure them,… Read more »

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Brown promises 3 million new homes
Housing to be a ‘national priority’

Gordon Brown has promised to make housing a national priority and build three million new homes by 2020. Setting out his legislative priorities ahead of the Queen’s speech, Mr Brown unveiled three housing bills designed to boost supply of “affordable” housing. Existing targets to build 200,000 new homes a year by 2016 should be raised… Read more »