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"The event was a roaring success"
10,000 children try taste of venison at educational shows

BASC has introduced venison to more than 10,000 children at food and farming days in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past month. The BASC Eastern team attended three events where they cooked venison tasters and gave talks about the health benefits of eating this delicious source of protein.

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Johnson appoints ‘independent’ identity commission

By Ian Dunt The home secretary has appointed Sir Joseph Pilling to be the first identity commissioner, tasked with overseeing the identity cards project. Alan Johnson was at pains to point out the independence of the post today, stressing that his role entailed representing the public when it comes to the controversial scheme. “The public… Read more »

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Critics say the identity database is vulnerable
Local authority staff sacked for ID card data breach

By Ian Dunt Nine local authority workers have been sacked after illegally accessing personal details of the public held on the government’s national identity database. In total, 34 council workers were found to have illegally accessed the Customer Information System (CIS) database, which is currently earmarked to form part of a linked-up network of three… Read more »