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MEPs finalise watered-down revised EU Firearms Directive to close security loopholes

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The European Parliament has approved the revisions to the EU Firearms Directive 1991, a process that began back in November 2015, just days after the Paris terrorist atrocities. The Firearms Directive sets out the conditions under which citizens of EU member states may lawfully acquire and possess firearms and this revision is aimed at closing…

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Chancellor must support rural businesses in the Budget

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Last November we welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in the autumn statement that the threshold for small business rate relief would be doubled from £6,000 to £12,000 from April this year. Unfortunately, however, it is now clear that the benefits of the increased threshold will be far outweighed by revaluation…

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CPS accused of giving into “mob rule” as court case backed by flimsy evidence is dismissed

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Our Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: We were very pleased that Ledbury huntsman Mark Melladay was cleared of assault charges last week after he was prosecuted on the basis of malicious allegations made by a well-known animal rights extremist (read the Telegraph’s report). Mark should not, however, have even been in court and this case,…

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Charles Jardine’s London Marathon blog: Week 1

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There are just over two months to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April and F4S founder and director Charles Jardine has been battling the elements – and a nasty cold – in his bid to raise more than £1,000 for Fishing 4 Schools. Here’s the first of his weekly catch-ups. “I’m…

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