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Labour confirms it will scrap the badger cull

Labour's Shadow DEFRA Minister, Maria Eagle has told the party conference in Manchester that she would scrap the badger cull if the party wins the General Election next year.

“A Labour government will tackle the scourge of Bovine TB, but not by using a policy dubbed “an epic failure” by the Chief Scientific Advisor of Natural England.”

“Conference, I want to make it clear today. We will put a stop to these inhumane, ineffective badger culls.”

– Maria Eagles, Shadow DEFRA Minister

Man arrested on suspicion of assault in badger cull protest

Police monitoring the new badger cull in Gloucestershire have arrested a thirty year old man on suspicion of assault, it was revealed today.

"The man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault by Gloucestershire police officers working under Operation Themis," said a police spokesman.

"It follows an incident at a farm in Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury, on the Herefordshire-Gloucestershire border at about 10pm on Monday 22 Sept.

"The suspect is currently being questioned at Cheltenham police station."

The man was not taking part in the 'wounded badger patrol' run by the Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting protest group.


Britain's Got Talent is in Weston super Mare today

Britain's Got Talent could be looking for you ! Credit: BGT

The search for performers for next year's series of Britain's Got Talent is already under way and today the production team will be at Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier from midday.

So if you reckon you have got a special talent that others should see why not go along ?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian with them before they can perform.

Tony Benn film comes to Bristol tonight

A film about the life and times of former Bristol MP Tony Benn is to be shown in the city tonight.

Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, "Will and Testament" which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.

Tonight's screening at City Hall in Bristol is the second of a series of special screenings around the country prior to the main cinema release.

The tour will also visit Chesterfield, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Oxford and London.

You can watch the trailer here:


Four Somerset players sign new contracts

Somerset wicket keeper Alex Barrow signs new contract Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Somerset wicketkeeper Alex Barrow is one of four players who have signed new contracts to remain with the county.

Barrow, who is 22 years old came through the Academy and was first awarded a contract in 2010. This season he got his chance when Craig Kieswetter was injured and as well as proving to be a more than a useful replacement wicket-keeper, he has also scored vital runs for the first team.

“I am delighted to sign a new contract with Somerset and although it has been a tough season for the Club we have got exciting times ahead. I love playing for Somerset and I am very proud to do so.”

– Alex Barrow

Josh Davey, James Regan and Max Waller have also signed new contracts while Lewis Gregory has signed an extension to his existing contract.

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