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North Yorkshire firearms licensing decision a breach of statutory duty, says BASC

North Yorkshire Police’s decision to halt all firearm and shotgun certificate grants has been described by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), as “a clear breach of their statutory duty”. In correspondence with North Yorkshire MPs, BASC has asked that the force is scrutinised and that they resume… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly to discuss proposed right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly will meet today to discuss proposals from the Citizens’ Jury to change the law for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering. It has… Read more »

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David Davis expects Lord to defeat 42 days plans
David Davis expects Lord to defeat 42 days plans

The government’s plans to extend the terror detention plans to 42 days will be defeated by the House of Lords, according to David Davis. The former shadow home secretary said he expected peers – including Labour lords – to oppose the proposals by a “huge majority”. Despite significant opposition from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and… Read more »

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Cameron and Clegg rearrange front bench

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have rearranged their shadow front benches following the government reshuffle. Greg Clark has been made shadow energy and climate change secretary for the Tories. He will face up to Ed Miliband, who is running the new department. Greg Barker has been made shadow minister for climate change while Charles Hendry… Read more »