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MDU welcomes GMC apology over historic homophobic laws

Today the GMC has issued a formal apology for taking regulatory action against a number of doctors because they had convictions based on sexuality. The GMC has said it is ‘truly sorry’ for compounding the harm caused by homophobic laws and attitudes, that were in place into the 1980s and beyond. Reacting to the news, Dr Caroline… Read more »

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Home Offices launches consultation on deregulating sound moderators

BASC has welcomed a government decision to launch a public consultation on a proposal to remove sound moderators from firearms licensing controls. Launched today, the Home Office consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968, removing the reference to sound moderators. Currently, sound moderators… Read more »

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Congestion charge remains at £8
‘Chelsea tractors’ hit by congestion charge hike

High-polluting cars will have to pay £25 to enter London’s congestion charge zone from later this year, it has been announced. The move is the latest effort from the capital’s mayor, Ken Livingstone, who is seeking to turn London into a clean air low carbon emission zone through this and similar measures. From October 27th… Read more »

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Johnson and Paddick could scrap C-charge extension
Livingstone rivals pledge to scrap western C-charge

The western congestion charge zone will be abolished if Ken Livingstone loses the London mayoral elections in May. Both Boris Johnson and Brian Paddick have said they would stop charging drivers to enter the area encompassing Kensington and Notting Hill if elected mayor of London. Critics claim extending the congestion charge has dramatically increased the… Read more »