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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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Straw ends 'constructive' talks with union
Ministers remain firm on prison officer pay

Ministers have insisted there can be no more money for prison officers, despite this week’s wildcat strike by more than 20,000 officers. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has now formally put its concerns to the justice secretary Jack Straw. Both sides say the talks were “constructive” but the government shows no signs of acquiescing to… Read more »

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Straw prepares for talks as officers return to work

More than 20,000 prison officers returned to work last night after the government agreed to fresh talks over pay. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) had earlier flouted a High Court injunction against the planned 24-hour strike, but ordered its members to return to work around 7pm after the justice secretary agreed to hold talks on… Read more »