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New Natural History GCSE will ‘engage and inspire’ young people, says BASC

BASC has said a new Natural History GCSE will help support the decision makers of the future steer the natural world for years to come. The new GCSE – which is set to launch in September 2025 – has the potential to engage thousands of schoolchildren each year by tackling topics such as conservation, sustainability, species interactions, climate change and… Read more »

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Review of dog microchipping regulations underway

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be pushing for “meaningful improvements” within a Defra-published public consultation on a series of proposals to the dog microchipping regulations. The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations were introduced in 2015 to increase re-unification rates of lost and stolen dogs, benefiting dog welfare and saving local authorities… Read more »

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Salmond "excited" about minority rule
SNP prepare for minority government

The SNP are preparing to rule Scotland as a minority government, after their potential allies the Green Party joined the Liberal Democrats in ruling out a full coalition. Alex Salmond had been hoping to form a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats and Green party after winning a one seat lead over Labour in the… Read more »

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SNP begins search for coalition partners

The Scottish National party’s 47 Scottish parliament members have met today to discuss a potential alliance with the Liberal Democrats and Green party that would create a ruling majority in Holyrood. The nationalists became the biggest single party north of the border after Thursday’s election and the addition of Lib Dem and Green support would… Read more »