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Brian May to visit "Camp Badger" in Somerset

Queen guitarist Brian May during a Wounded Badger Patrol in 2013 Credit: PA

One of leading opponents of the badger cull is in Somerset today.

Queen guitarist Brian May has campaigned extensively against the cull and he'll be visiting Camp Badger, which has been set up by anti-cull protesters near Williton in Somerset.

West Somerset is one of the locations for the trial cull, with West Gloucestershire, which he visited yesterday.


Investigation after teacher "taped pupils mouths shut"

Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation said: “We take all allegations concerning the well-being of our children very seriously. An incident happened yesterday which we are investigating thoroughly.

A member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues. My thanks to the numerous parents who have brought this matter to my personal attention and have given their on-going support to us in this challenging situation.”

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Teacher suspended for 'taping pupils mouths shut'

Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset. Credit: Danesfield school website

A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.

Parents claim that a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, said the pupils were being too noisy.

The school said it was "thoroughly investigating" and that "a member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues".

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they have spoken to a family involved, but will be taking no futher action.

87-year-old woman killed in crash in West Somerset

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Williton in West Somerset which killed an elderly woman and left a child in a critical condition.

The crash, which involved two cars, happened on Priest Street just after 8pm last night.

The 87-year-old woman, a passenger in one of the cars died at the scene. The child, who was in the other car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.