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Winners announced for BASC Ladies’ 2021 Star of Shooting Awards

The three winners of the 2021 BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting Awards have been announced. For the second year, the awards were split into three categories: Target Shooting, Game and Gamekeeping, and Field to Fork. More than 100 nominations were received. Laura Boswell, from Northamptonshire, took the Target Shooting category, Zoe Roper-Smith, from Norfolk, the… Read more »

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Firearms licensing service improved after criticism

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »

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Tories promise to reform DNA database

By Ian Dunt The Conservatives have given their strongest commitment yet to wholesale reform of the way Britain manages its DNA database. Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling has explicitly stated that innocent people should not have their DNA retained by the police once they are acquitted of a crime, against current government police. Mr Grayling… Read more »

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Mohamed torture investigation: Reactions

Binyam Mohamed “I am very pleased that an investigation is taking place. I feel very strongly that we shouldn’t scapegoat the little people. We certainly shouldn’t blame ‘Witness B’ – he was only following orders.” Gordon Brown “I want to stand up for the security forces, because they can’t stand up for themselves. They have… Read more »