A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers has failed at the Court of Appeal. The Badger Trust was challenging a decision in July to uphold government proposals for two pilot culls to tackle tuberculosis in cattle: one in West Gloucestershire and the other in West Somerset.
The Court of Appeal to hear challenge against a High Court ruling upholding Government proposals for badger cull in West Somerset.Read the full story ›
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.
A decision will made today at the Royal Courts of Justice on two proposed badger culling trials in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
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.
Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by a slug invasion. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the creatures.
The Royal Horticultural Society says they've doubled in number this summer. Organic farmers who say they're being worst hit.
Organic farmer Marie Welsh from Cornwall says slugs have been destroying crops in what has been one of the worst years for the problem.
The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests.
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.
Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by an invasion of slugs.Read the full story ›
Farmers across the West Country say their crops are being destroyed by an invasion of slugs. The wet and mild weather is creating the perfect conditions for the pests. Organic farmers who don't use pesticides say they're being worst hit.
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.