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Badger cull could cause spread of TB research warns

The badger cull itself could cause a fresh spread of TB, according to research from the University of Exeter.

Research from the University of Exeter said the badger cull itself could spread TB Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/

The process that aims to contain the spread of the disease disturbs badgers social structures.

Scientists say badgers who carry it are usually shunned, but culling could see TB spread faster.

Read: Badger Trust mounts pressure on badger cull extension



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Somerset man's life changed forever after tsunami

Here's the second part of our new 1-2-1 series. Ian Axton has been speaking to ordinary people about something extraordinary that's happened to them - something that changed the course of the rest of their lives.

Today we hear from Luke Simon from Somerset, who was caught up in the tsunami in Thailand. He survived but his brother was killed. This is his story:

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