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BASC raises key issues for shooting at Labour conference

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) urged the Labour Party to listen to rural voters at a reception at the party’s annual conference in Brighton this weekend. Addressing shadow Environment Secretary Daniel Zeichner MP, BASC said those who live and work in Britain’s countryside should be listened to on issues such as the… Read more »

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Bold new vision places communities at the heart of deer management obligations

A new vision that will place communities at the centre of efforts to manage deer on publicly owned land in Scotland will be unveiled today (24 September) by a partnership of eleven leading deer management stakeholders. The partnership aims to institutionalise what is being described as ‘community integrated deer management’ by establishing more opportunities for… Read more »

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SNP and Tories battle it out over union

The SNP leader Alex Salmond and Conservative leader David Cameron managed to reach some consensus on Scottish politics today, while vehemently disagreeing over the future of the union. Both party leaders agreed English issues should be decided by English MPs, although clashed over how this would be conducted. Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Cameron reject… Read more »

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Blair and Brown court Scottish voters
Blair & Brown risk ‘own goal’ for Scots campaign

The prime minister Tony Blair and chancellor Gordon Brown travelled to Scotland today to defend Labour ahead of next month’s Scottish election. With successive opinion polls showing a strong lead for the SNP, Mr Blair has been forced to defend the place of Scotland within the union and attack the SNP’s calls for separation. However,… Read more »