The team re-introducing the Giant Bustard to Wiltshire are increasing the number of birds they rear there and bringing in eggs from Spain.
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Two men from Wiltshire have been banned from keeping fish after admitting drinking some for a dare. Terry Gallop from Dilton Marsh was celebrating his birthday when he drank a mix of liquids and two guppies. Gallop admitted 'not meeting the welfare needs of the animals' and was fined £800. The man who filmed the prank, Jason Williams, was also fined.
The Great Western Hospital in Swindon is warning that patients who are abusive could be refused treatment and even prosecuted. It comes after 232 members of staff reported being assaulted in the past year, including the Emergency Department consultant who was swung at, pinned to a wall and even had an instrument trolley thrown at him by patients. The "Respect Us" campaign will remind people that verbal and physical abuse will not be tolerated.
Figures out today show that women managers in the South West are earning three quarters (74%) of what men in full time comparable jobs earn. The 26 percent gender pay gap is the worse in the country - the national average is 23 percent. The data from the Chartered Management Institute shows male managers earn an average of ten and a half thousand pounds a year more than women.
A scheme to bring a giant bird back to Salisbury Plain is being extended. The ten-year trial to reintroduce Great Bustard chicks is now over, with 20 of them thriving. Now the team plans to increase numbers by bringing in young from Spain. The Spanish birds are more like the extinct Wiltshire variety than the Russian ones used during the trial.
– David Waters, Director, Great Bustard Group
Spain has the largest Great Bustard population in the world. It has about half the world's Great Bustards. We're actually able to go there and collect eggs, not wait for the tractor to destroy the nest and so on. So in this our first year working from Spain we've been able to rear 33 chicks.
– Rachel Cartmell
"As a director of Little Angels nursery I've been served with a Notice of Suspension for 6 weeks by Ofsted.
"I've not been arrested and am unable to make any comment at this time.
"My staff and I are fully cooperating with the Police and other agencies involved in the investigation."