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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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Jack Straw was foreign secretary during the invasion of Iraq
Straw: Iraq war was down to me

By Alex Stevenson and Ian Dunt Britain’s military involvement in the Iraq war could not have taken place without Jack Straw’s support, the former foreign secretary has claimed. Mr Straw told the inquiry in a lengthy written memorandum he did not believe British military involvement would have been possible without his backing because it would… Read more »

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Brown opened the way for a pre-election appearance before the inquiry today
Brown offers himself up for pre-election Iraq grilling

By Ian Dunt Gordon Brown’s may appear before the Iraq inquiry before the general election, it emerged today. The prime minister had previously hidden behind the inquiry’s decision to only call him after the election as a reason for not attending before the country went to the polls. But during PMQs today he revealed he… Read more »