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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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Debbie Jolly: 'The WAC is a system designed to remove over a million disabled people from welfare support that has caused misery, anxiety and the premature deaths and suicides of an estimated 32 people a week.'
Comment: Paralympic support is a figleaf for cuts

While the government praises the London 2012 Paralympics and Paralympians for their ‘can do’ attitude, it is busy withdrawing all the support and disability benefits that helped them become sporting heroes in the first place.

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Police challenge UK Uncut demonstrators during a protest in central London last year.
Disabled activists plan Olympic protest

Campaigners Disabled people against cuts and UK Uncut are planning a week of action against Atos Healthcare at the Paralympic Games to fight the government’s handling of welfare cuts.