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Welsh government position on shooting confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has received ministerial confirmation which quashes claims that country sports will be banned in Wales by 2024.  The false information was spread through a series of social media posts in March this year, which made claims that shooting and other country sports would have no future in… Read more »

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Police powers to stop and search have been curtailed
New restrictions to stop-and-search

By Ian Dunt Civil liberties campaigners claimed a major victory today after the home secretary announced new restrictions on the use of stop-and-search by police. The powers, which have been branded illegal by the European court of human rights (ECHR), allowed police to search members of the public without suspicion they had committed an offence… Read more »

Court halts Hamza extradition
European court halts Hamza extraditions

By staff The European court of human rights (ECHR) has halted British plans to deport Babar Ahmad and radical preacher Abu Hamza to the US on terror charges. Both men appealed to the ECHR on the grounds that their potential treatment could violate the Human Rights Convention provisions on the “prohibition of torture and… Read more »