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Bereaved family starts campaign to change Australian driving laws

The family and friends of a twenty-two year old backpacker, who was killed in a car crash in Australia, have started a campaign to change the driving laws there. Jade Fox, from Maidstone, was a passenger in a four-by-four vehicle being driven by a 19 year old tourist on Fraser Island. Jade's family say the driver was too young to cope with the sandy terrain. Jade's friends and family are now starting a petition to ban people under 25 from driving on Fraser Island. Andrea Thomas has this report. She spoke to Jade's sister Amy and her friend Remmi Sexton.


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Petition to protect wildlife in our seas

Campaigners from across the Meridian region are urging the Government to do more to protect the wildlife in our seas.

A quarter of a million people have signed a petition being handed in to Downing Street this afternoon. In his report David Johns spoke to Bryony Chapman from Kent Wildlife Trust and Gareth Rice, a fisherman.