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Steel shot performs equally to lead shot, new ballistics study shows

A new ballistics study has revealed steel shot lethality is on a par with lead shot in ranges up to 50 yards.  Commissioned by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Gun Trade Association (GTA), and undertaken at Cranfield University the study tested the theories behind moving two shot sizes larger when… Read more »

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BASC urges vigilance as cases of bird flu confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is advising members to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, in both wild bird populations and kept birds this winter. The advice is being issued following two confirmed cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza, one near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire (highly pathogenic)… Read more »

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Clarke savages Brown… again

By politics.co.uk staff Former home secretary Charles Clarke has instigated another vicious attack on Gordon Brown just as the prime minister prepares to address the United Nations. Mr Clarke used an interview with the Evening Standard to lambast Mr Brown’s leadership and suggest he could use the excuse of ill health to stand down. “I… Read more »

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The prime minister will announce tomorrow that Britain will cut the number of planned Trident nuclear submarines from four to three.
Brown to cut Trident subs

By Liz Stephens The prime minister will announce to the UN security council tomorrow that Britain will cut the number of planned Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. In a speech, Gordon Brown will say “If we are serious about the ambition of a nuclear-free world we will need statesmanship, not brinkmanship.” He will… Read more »