A total of up to 5,000 badgers will be killed in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset in summer culls confirmed by the Government today.
The licences for the two pilot schemes will allow culling to take place annually over a six-week period for four years.
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Outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will affect southernmost parts of England and Wales today.
An earlier debate on the issue was suspended as an 'expression of support' following the Westminster terror attack.
Five people were killed and dozens more were injured after a car and knife attack in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.