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Sharks tracked from Exeter

A group of sharks are being tracked by scientists at the University of Exeter

Scientists at the University of Exeter are tracking a group of sharks off the west coast of Scotland to learn more about their behaviour.

20 basking sharks have been tagged by researchers from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the university.

To track the basking sharks online go to snh.gov.uk.

Decision expected on badger culling trials

A decision will made today at the Royal Courts of Justice on two proposed badger culling trials in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Badger culling trials are due to start later this year Credit: ITV West Country

The Badger Trust challenged DEFRA on the trials which are due to start later this summer. The culls are being proposed as a method of stopping the spread of TB.

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Setback for campaigners fighting Devonport incinerator

Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator at Devonport have received a setback with their legal challenge. 'PlymWIN's' case against the development has been refused a judicial review by the Court of Appeal.

Planning permission for the plant was granted last year and building work is due to start soon. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year - some residents are worried about health risks. Campaigners plan to continue their battle.

Report due today on sale of publicly-owned forests

An independent report out today is expected to come out against the sale of publicly-owned forests. The government had originally proposed to privatise the Forestry Commission, which owns Haldon Forest in Devon, and Neroche, on the Somerset-Devon border.

The review is likely to recommend that it is handed over to a trust instead. Credit: ITV West Country
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