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IoM pro-choice 'Handmaidens' hold demonstration

Protesters dress in Handmaiden costumes outside of Tynwald, Douglas. Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

A protest has been held on the Isle of Man by pro-choice group Handmaids IOM.

It follows a presentation from UK anti-abortion group LIFE, who were invited to speak to Tynwald members this morning by David Anderson MHK.

The Handmaids said via their Facebook page: "We’re getting there but the race hasn’t been won yet. We won’t stop until women of the Isle of Man are able to have safe and legal abortions here on the Island."

A new draft Bill has been proposed by Dr Alex Allinson, which is being reviewed in 2018.

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Chris Packham leads protest against illegal killing of a rare bird of prey

TV naturalist Chris Packham has led a protest in Derbyshire against the illegal killing of a rare bird of prey.

Hundreds of campaigners at seven sites across the country took part in Hen Harrier Day, which aimed to raise awareness of the targeting of the birds.

They are protected by law but conservationists say they are shot because they prey on red grouse

Chris Packham leads protest against illegal killing of a rare bird of prey Credit: Granada Reports
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