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New firearms licensing database can “significantly improve the service”, says BASC

The announcement that the Home Office has begun tendering for a system to replace England and Wales’ firearms licensing database has been received enthusiastically by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). First reported in The Register, the pre-procurement notice will start the process of replacing the National Firearms Licence… Read more »

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House of Lords votes for at-home abortion provision

During last night’s late night sitting in the House of Lords, running beyond 2am, peers voted to allow women to continue to access abortion services at home. Prior to Covid, women were required to attend a clinic in person to access abortion pills. But since then, they have been able to receive the pills by post. The… Read more »

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‘Cover-up’: Opposition leaders react with anger to Met Police party inquiry

Leaders of opposition parties have called for the full disclosure of Sue Gray’s report into lockdown-busting parties at Downing Street. This comes following news that parts of the report will be redacted to “protect” the police investigation.  The Metropolitan Police have insisted that force will not interfere in the timing of the document’s release, but… Read more »

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No 10 has still not received Sue Gray report, says minister
No 10 has still not received Sue Gray report, says minister

A minister has said that Downing Street has likely still not received Sue Gray’s report. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport told Sky News that he had “spoke[n] to someone in Downing Street about half an hour ago and they certainly didn’t indicate it had been… Read more »