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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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Eric Pickles is set to announce radical changes in the localism bill
Not so fast, chum: Pickles risks ‘lipstick localism’

By politics.co.uk staff The government’s commitment to decentralising power in its localism bill set to be unveiled this week runs the risk of being “cosmetic”, a thinktank warns. The left-leaning Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) argued that although the localism agenda was promising, it will be largely meaningless unless the coalition delivers “real powers… Read more »

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John Stevenson is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Carlisle
Comment: Elected mayors can reinvigorate our democracy

Britain has become over-centralised, with local government largely faceless. Elected mayors can bring our democracy back in step with the rest of the world. By John Stevenson MP The topic of elected mayors is a significant one, and yet despite its enormous potential to profoundly affect our democracy, it often tends to fly below the… Read more »