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Peter Egan and Ricky Gervais call for ban on charities fighting animal experiments to be ditched

Actor Peter Egan, vice-president of the RSPCA, is lobbying the government to scrap a ban on charities being launched to campaign against animal experiments.He is backed by fellow actor Ricky Gervais in calling for the 70-year-old moratorium to be ditched, as MPs prepare to debate laboratory animal tests on Monday.The RSPCA and other animal charities are often criticised for not fighting against animal experiments – but the law bans organisations with charitable status whose sole purpose is to campaign for a change in the law.In 1950, the High Court ruled that the National Anti-Vivisection Society (Navs) was not eligible...
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Peter Egan: Unforgotten star ‘absolutely devastated’ after wife Myra Frances dies of cancer

Unforgotten star Peter Egan’s wife has died of cancer.The actor, who plays the father of Nicola Walker’s DCI Cassie Stuart in the ITV drama, paid tribute to Myra Frances, who he has been married to for 49 years.Myra died early Tuesday morning (30 March), hours after TV viewers praised Egan for his moving performance in the Unforgotten finale, which ended with the death of a main character.Egan, 74, posted an emotional video on Twitter, in which he paid tribute to Myra and said he was “absolutely devastated” by the news.“This is probably the hardest video I will ever have...
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