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Cumbria Police on track to reduce the backlog

A commitment to tackle firearms licensing delays made during a meeting between BASC and Cumbria Police has been reinforced at a follow-up meeting. Cumbria Police revealed during the latest meeting with BASC that it is making rapid progress and has reduced its backlog of renewals by 57 per cent since the introduction of new resources in… Read more »

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Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala’s sentence drastically cut by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Kano has drastically reduced the sentence of Mubarak Bala, imprisoned President of the Nigerian Humanist Association, from 24 years to five. The judges unanimously found that his original sentence for blasphemous Facebook posts was excessive and in contravention of the law. Bala has already been in prison for four years, so this… Read more »

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Government’s financial statement delayed till 17 November

The chancellor Jeremy Hunt has this morning announced that the government’s proposed financial statement for 31 October has been moved back 2 weeks till 17 November. With the pound recovering in the foreign exchange markets and the cost of long term government gilts falling, the government now has greater breathing space with the financial markets… Read more »

‘I want to be honest, this is difficult’ says Liz Truss

In a press conference following the change to the cabinet seen earlier today, Liz Truss justified her decisions but admitted “this is difficult”. She said that she was “sad” to lose Kwasi Kwarteng as he is a “dear friend”, but assured that Jeremy Hunt would do a good job as Chancellor. The prime minister also… Read more »