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Steel shot performs equally to lead shot, new ballistics study shows

A new ballistics study has revealed steel shot lethality is on a par with lead shot in ranges up to 50 yards.  Commissioned by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Gun Trade Association (GTA), and undertaken at Cranfield University the study tested the theories behind moving two shot sizes larger when… Read more »

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BASC urges vigilance as cases of bird flu confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is advising members to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, in both wild bird populations and kept birds this winter. The advice is being issued following two confirmed cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza, one near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire (highly pathogenic)… Read more »

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Bookies think Chris Grayling is most likely to become new home secretary
The odds: Grayling favourite to become home secretary

By Richard Chidwick Punters could place a wise bet on Chris Grayling to succeed Alan Johnston as Home Secretary. Despite the current shadow home secretary’s controversial comments last week, he remains William Hill’s favourite to succeed Alan Johnson as home secretary at 3/1. Today’s other bets continue look at Thursday’s televised leadership debates, and voter… Read more »

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David Cameron launches the Conservative party manifesto
‘People power’ dominates Tory manifesto

By Alex Stevenson and Ian Dunt David Cameron’s Conservatives have reached out to the entire country in a manifesto laced with references to “people power”. The Tories launched their manifesto in Battersea this lunchtime, placing the emphasis on taking power away from government in a bid to free up individual creativity. The 130-page document bears… Read more »