- West Country (W)
A legal challenge against plans for a badger cull in West Somerset is due to be heard at the High Court.
The Badger Trust has won a judicial review into Government proposals to allow animals to be shot to prevent the spread of TB in cattle.
The pilot scheme was due to go ahead this summer but has been postponed pending the outcome of the court case.
A Government minister has hinted that the region's trial badger culls scheduled for later this year may NOT go ahead in the planned areas.
Controversial plans to cull badgers in West Somerset are being challenged in the High Court. The badger trust wants the decision overturned.