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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Humanists UK backs first reading of disestablishment Bill

The Disestablishment of the Church of England Bill had its first reading in the UK Parliament today. The Bill would disestablish the Church of England and remove the automatic right of bishops to sit in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns for a secular state, welcomed the introduction of the Bill. The Bill,… Read more »

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NI’s shooting and countryside organisations meet PSNI firearms branch staff

Northern Ireland’s shooting and countryside organisations recently met with Police Service of Northern Ireland Firearms and Explosives Branch (PSNI FEB) staff and senior officials from the Department of Justice (DoJ) in Belfast. Formed in May 2021, the Northern Ireland Firearms Representative Group (NIFRG) is an umbrella group which brings together 10 national and local shooting and… Read more »

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The new court will be more transparent than Law Lord decisions
Britain’s supreme court: Day one

By Ian Dunt Britain’s newly formed Supreme Court swore in its judges today, as the Law Lords travelled to the other side of Parliament Square in what may one day be considered a historic day in British constitutional arrangements. The move finally separated lawmakers from acting as members of the judiciary, as is the case… Read more »

The Serious Fraud Office is expected to announce today that it will consider prosecuting BAE Systems.
Defence giant faces bribery charges

By staff The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is likely to announce today that it will consider prosecuting BAE Systems for alleged bribery following a long standing investigation. The charges are expected to relate to contracts with countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Romania and the Czech Republic. The company allegedly paid out millions of pounds… Read more »