The Preston and District Wildfowling Association (PDWA) have been awarded a £21,000 grant from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) to improve habitat on the protected Hutton Marsh in the Ribble Estuary. The grant will be used to fund habitat improvements for nesting birds, as well as to encourage water voles and otters into the… Read more »
North Yorkshire Police’s decision to halt all firearm and shotgun certificate grants has been described by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), as “a clear breach of their statutory duty”. In correspondence with North Yorkshire MPs, BASC has asked that the force is scrutinised and that they resume… Read more »
The number of young people applying for places at university has fallen by almost 12% ahead of next September, when tuition fees will rise to £9,000, official figures show.
Labour would cut the maximum tuition fee to £6,000 if it was in power now, Ed Miliband has said.