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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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Eagle: Government making a ‘laughing stock’ of urgent questions

In a point of order, Labour’s Dame Angela Eagle shared her concern for a “sinking of standards” in parliament, This comment was in reaction to two urgent questions in which ministers “have no knowledge on the things they’re meant to be answering UQs on”. Deputy speaker Nigel Evans acknowledged the concern but reminded Eagle that… Read more »