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THE Bishop of Taunton, the Rt Rev Peter Maurice (pictured), and 40 other faith leaders, celebrities and food bank volunteers are fasting every Wednesday throughout Lent as part of a campaign to address hunger in the UK.

Bishop Peter said: “The number of people needing food aid is still rising. This is an opportunity to show solidarity with the thousands going hungry in Britain today.”

He also appealed to others to take part in a nationwide day of fasting April 4.