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BASC outlines key demands in licensing fees review

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will not accept “rewarding failure” in the upcoming review of firearms licensing fees in England, Scotland and Wales. The review has been launched by the Home Office. A Fees Working Group, which includes representatives from BASC and the British Shooting Sports Council, has been set up. Its… Read more »

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Ecstasy's popularity is intrinsically linked to clubbing
Analysis: What’s going on with ecstasy?

The government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is reviewing the classification of club-drug ecstasy. So, is there any chance of it becoming class B? The short answer is no; absolutely none. The government has never listened to the ACMD as avidly as it does the tabloid press, which remains ferociously committed to… Read more »

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Ecstasy reclassifcation on the table
Govt drug advisors meet to discuss ecstasy

An independent body is meeting today to reassess the drug ecstasy’s reclassification, but the government remains firmly opposed to such a move. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) will spend the day hearing evidence and putting questions to expert speakers on ecstasy, which is currently a class A drug. Presentations on trends… Read more »