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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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Ken Clarke says Cameron's remarks were 'anti-foreigner'
Clarke condemns Cameron’s ‘xenophobia’

Ken Clarke has criticised David Cameron for “xenophobic” remarks in a speech about scrapping the Human Rights Act. The former Conservative chancellor, whose pro-European stance is well documented, said Mr Cameron’s speech, in which he detailed plans for a British bill of rights, was “anti-foreigner”. Mr Clarke, who lost out to David Cameron in the… Read more »

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David Cameron will set out plans for a bill of rights
Cameron vows to scrap Human Rights Act

Conservative leader David Cameron today said the Human Rights Act needed replacing to help keep Britain secure and protect its freedoms. Mr Cameron believes the existing act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights, has “hampered the fight against crime and terrorism”. He wants to see it replaced with a British bill of rights… Read more »