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Firearms licensing service improved after criticism

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »

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Thousands of state school pupils are failing to apply to the most selective universities despite having the necessary grades.
State school pupils do not apply to top universities

By Liz Stephens Thousands of state school pupils are failing to apply to the most selective universities despite having the necessary grades. A report by the Sutton Trust and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has found that pupils from the top performing independent schools made twice as many applications to leading research universities… Read more »

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Lord Mandelson will today announce a review of university tuition fees.
Mandelson announces tuition fees review

By Liz Stephens A review of university tuition fees will be announced today, with fees widely expected to go up. Peter Mandelson will make a speech today at Birkbeck University, where he will say: “The historic anti-elitism of some parts of the left on education policy has often been a dead end because it has… Read more »