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BASC given permission to bring judicial review of Defra decision

  The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been granted permission by the High Court to bring a judicial review of Defra’s decision to withdraw the general licence (GL43) that allowed the release of gamebirds in certain areas of England. BASC’s ‘Fighting Fund’ is being used to support the High Court challenge. BASC chief executive Ian… Read more »

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Labour avert ‘electoral disaster’

Labour claims it has avoided “electoral disaster”, despite losing seats across England, Scotland and Wales. A significant swing to the SNP in Scotland could see the nationalists gain power, but with many seats yet to declare and scores of spoilt ballot papers, the result is still too close to call. Labour remains the single largest… Read more »

Results of Scottish election 'too close to call'
Scottish election comes ‘down to the wire’

The Scottish election has become too close to follow, as politicians embark on the final day of campaigning. Two opinion polls show Labour have narrowed their lag behind the Scottish Nationalist Party, although Alex Salmond’s nationalist party are still tipped to emerge with the largest share of the vote on Friday. Labour have downplayed the… Read more »