Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today told farmers a badger cull would help prevent the spread of bovine TB:
Bovine TB is spreading at an alarming rate and causing real devastation to our beef and dairy industry.
The authorisation letters issued today confirming culling can proceed this summer in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset is an important step towards taking the action we need to tackle the spread of this disease in wildlife.
More top news
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama handed out treats at a White House Halloween party.
Hazmat suits are in rapid production as China beefs up its defences amid fears it will pay a big price for £131bn business ties with Africa.
A bright start to November but feeling cooler as temperatures drop.