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9 out of 10 people against the badger cull, according to new poll

One alternative to culling is badger vaccination

Results from a poll on the recently trialled badger cull suggests that 9 out of 10 people in the UK are against the practice.

The trial cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset officially ended today. Of the 2000 polled, only 3 in 4 were aware of the cull. They were then given information about the UK trial, and the Welsh government’s success in cutting bovine TB through vaccination rather than culling.

The final poll then showed that 89% said that they wanted the government to stop culling badgers, and instead to follow the Welsh example.

The poll was carried out by ComRes, and was commissioned by Care for the Wild and the Badger Trust.

Thousands turn out for biggest ever Beach Clean

Thousands of volunteers are taking part in the annual Autumn Beach Clean this weekend.

The charity Surfers Against Sewage are holding 80 beach cleans is the South West as part of their biggest ever Autumn Beach Clean series. This year the charity have teamed up with World Animal Protection to tackle the amount of discarded fishing gear that ends up on the region's beaches.

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Officer says his bravery was "all in a day's work"

A police officer who waded into rapidly rising flood waters to rescue a woman from her stranded car has won a police bravery award. Sergeant Luke Gribble carried the woman to safety on a country lane on the outskirts of Bristol between Doynton and Dyrham last December.

He was presented with his award at a reception at 10 Downing Street.

He told us his actions were part of the job and he is accepting the award in honour of all those who don't get recognition for their bravery.

Police bravery award for rescuing a woman during last winter's floods

Sgt Luke Gribble was presented with the bravery award at Downing Street Credit: ITV News

A police officer who waded into rapidly rising flood waters to rescue a woman from her stranded car has won a police bravery award.

Sergeant Luke Gribble carried the woman to safety on a country lane on the outskirts of Bristol between Doynton and Dyrham last December.

He was presented with his award at a reception at 10 Downing Street.

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The Bristol cafe that serves only recycled food

Sam Joseph, the creator, outside Skipchen in Stokes Croft Credit: PA Wire

A cafe that opened in Bristol on Monday, serving food rescued from the bin, has already served meals that included lobster and gorgonzola.

The man behind it, Sam Joseph, originally from Somerset, has himself lived on food taken from skips for the past three years.

He is living on £5,000 saved from his student loan through not buying food.

The cafe is based in The Crofters Rights bar in Stokes Croft.

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