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Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion deletion

Over 20 human rights, pro-choice, and international aid groups, and the Norwegian and Danish Governments, have called on the UK Government to reverse its decision to arbitrarily strip ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ from an international human rights statement it – and 22 other countries – signed only two weeks ago…. Read more »

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Treasury must reinvest up to £1bn of potential savings from the next state pension age rise to help people adversely affected, says think tank Phoenix Insights

Longevity think tank Phoenix Insights, part of Phoenix Group, is today calling for the Government to reinvest up to £1billion of the potential savings that will come about if it raises the state pension age again, to support those most negatively impacted by a rise. The last rise in state pension age did not simply… Read more »

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Chicken living space could be reduced
Govt in move to reduce chicken living space

By Jon Ashford Legislation is in the works to decrease the required living space for farming chickens. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is considering adopting new EU legislation resulting in an eight per cent decrease in living space for chickens. Current requirements allow a chicken to be kept in a space… Read more »

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There was a sharp increase in experiments on animals in 2008
Record rise in animal experiments

By Gabriel Huntley The number of experiments on animals rose by 14 per cent in 2008, according to statistics published by the Home Office today. The total number of procedures involving animals in 2008 was just under 3.7m, an increase of 454,000 from the previous year. This represents the biggest proportionate rise in animal experiments… Read more »