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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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BHA: Government publishes Framework for Sexual Health Improvement

On Friday the Department of Health published its sexual health policy document, A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. The document sets out the Government’s policies and ambitions around unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, sexual health services and abortion. It also sets out the situation with respect to sex and relationships education (SRE). The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the report, but regrets that steps have not been taken to improve the quality of SRE.

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Alistair Thompson: 'There is growing concern among many doctors that abortion is now seen as just another form of contraception'
Comment: Time to review the abortion act

Most abortions conducted in the UK are technically illegal because they rely on mental health arguments. We need to reduce the time limit and review the 1967 legislation.