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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 »

Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
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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MPs tell public: ‘Receive proper advice’ over vaccine concerns

MPs have doubled down in support of the Covid-19 vaccine, during a Westminster Hall debate on vaccine discrimination. An e-petition that received over 347,000 signatures, called on the government to outlaw discrimination against people who choose not to have the vaccine. Labour MP Jack Dromey MP urged people who are worried about the vaccine to speak… Read more »