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Firearms licensing failures impeding shooting sector

The failure of firearms licensing departments to prioritise resources is having a significant impact on participation in shooting sports and on the gun trade in England and Wales. Dozens of firearms licensing departments across the two countries are beset with significant delays and backlogs. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the UK’s largest… Read more »

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Thousands get to learn ‘moor’ at UK’s largest annual upland education event

The shooting community and local gamekeepers successfully delivered Let’s Learn Moor 2022, showcasing the benefits of sustainable grouse moor management alongside key partner organisations. Three thousand children from schools across the North of England have had a chance to ‘rescue’ their teachers with the help of mountain rescue teams, solve rural crimes with the police and… Read more »

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GCSE results day. Courtesy of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Domino effect: A-level chaos could hit GCSE students

By Ian Dunt The chaos afflicting university entrance may have a domino effect on further education, a union has warned. The ominous message comes on the same day as GCSE results are released, with 750,000 children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland discovering if their revision paid off. Grades again hit a record high, with… Read more »

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Universities face fines if they take on too many students
Students fighting for uni places

By politics.co.uk staff Over 275,000 students who applied to enter university this year are yet to secure a place, latest figures show. Statistics from the University and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) stated that 190,183 applicants were eligible for clearing. Only 4,083 students had failed to get their grades but found places through the clearing service… Read more »