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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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Local schemes to target congestion
MPs get first say on road pricing

MPs will get their first chance to comment on road pricing as plans that would allow local pilot schemes are published by the Department for Transport (DfT). Measures to allow local authorities to launch pay-as-you-drive trials are included in the draft local transport bill, published by the government for consultation and parliamentary scrutiny. At least… Read more »

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Congestion: 'Doing nothing' not an option
Calls for Brown to confirm road pricing policy

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone predicted this week that Gordon Brown will push ahead with a road pricing scheme as prime minister. Mr Brown informally accepted the Labour leadership today. With a full manifesto not yet available, politicians and analysts have been speculating on possible policies. Speaking at a C40 Climate Summit on congestion and… Read more »