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Firearms licensing delays at untenable level, warns UK’s largest shooting organisation

Delays to firearms licensing are set to reach record highs causing significant complications for certificate holders according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). Covid restrictions, regulatory medical involvement and a peak in firearms licensing renewals has caused mass disruption across licensing departments in England and Wales. In… Read more »

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BASC’s scholarship programme opens for 2022 applications

Applications for BASC’s legacy funded scholarship programme aimed at supporting further education opportunities in conservation, land management and gamekeeping have opened for the 2022 intake. The scholarship is directed at assisting students wanting to progress their education in the land management sector. Scholarships this year are in memory of Mr Herbert Heywood, who kindly left… Read more »

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Brighter future? Coalition deals are on the horizen
Coalition government

Debate over a possible coalition government has reached fever pitch with opinion poll after opinion poll hinting at a hung parliament. If no party receives a majority, they will be forced to enter into a coalition or seek support for their policy programme from the opposition benches. Speculation about which of the two main parties… Read more »

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Oldham East and Saddleworth sketch: Laughter matters at hostile hustings

Laughter, rather than applause, is a better barometer for success at the hustings events taking place up and down the length of the country. By Alex Stevenson In the Labour-Lib Dem marginal of Oldham East and Saddleworth, the key question for candidates was whether they were laughing with you – or at you. Sunday’s event… Read more »