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New firearms licensing database can “significantly improve the service”, says BASC

The announcement that the Home Office has begun tendering for a system to replace England and Wales’ firearms licensing database has been received enthusiastically by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). First reported in The Register, the pre-procurement notice will start the process of replacing the National Firearms Licence… Read more »

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House of Lords votes for at-home abortion provision

During last night’s late night sitting in the House of Lords, running beyond 2am, peers voted to allow women to continue to access abortion services at home. Prior to Covid, women were required to attend a clinic in person to access abortion pills. But since then, they have been able to receive the pills by post. The… Read more »

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Forced to skip meals – ‘A shocking reality’

  Labour’s Catherine McKinnell today said it was a “shocking reality“ that over 2.3 million children fall into the food poverty category in the UK. The MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North made the remarks when opening the debate on child food poverty in Westminster Hall, after a high-profile campaign by England footballer Marcus Rashford. The Manchester Utd forward’s petition: ‘End… Read more »