Purdey bicentenary trio

Purdey Bicentenary Trio

James Purdey & Sons, the Royal Gun and Rifle Makers, has announced it will be producing a commemorative trio of guns to celebrate 200 years in 2014.

Yvette Cooper

Licence fees to rise under Labour

Shooters would have to pay “cost” price for their shotgun and firearms certificates if a Labour government is elected next year, according to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper. The shooting industry also needs to demonstrate its environmental sustainability and address public concerns over matters such as illegal raptor persecution, according…

anti poaching conference

Gamekeepers and police join forces to fight poachers

Gamekeepers joined wildlife crime officers from around the country to pool their experience and expertise at the UK’s first national anti-poaching conference on 11 September at JCB’s world headquarters in Staffordshire. The event, which was organised by the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and backed by the National Wildlife Crime Unit and…


Tesco scraps plans to shoot a wagtail

Natural England has granted the supermarket giant Tesco a special licence to kill a single wagtail trapped in one of its stores in Great Yarmouth — but, following an outcry, the supermarket chain has shelved its plan and instead turned to ornithologists for assistance in capturing the bird. A number…

raisthorpe manor sloe port

The UK’s first award-winning Damson Port revealed

Yorkshire drinks maker Raithorpe Manor won three gold stars at the recent 2014 Great Taste Awards for their unique Damson Port Liqueur after blind tasting. “Being awarded three stars is a huge achievement,” explained Tortie Farrand, spokesperson at the Great Taste Awards. “It means that the product has been blind…

golden eagle

Golden eagle report welcomed

Scotland could support up to 16 breeding pairs of golden eagles but habitat loss and climate change have caused populations to decline