A little local trouble
A weekly round-up of rural rumpuses
Saturday 11 November 1995
A bill to allow a cull of deer in Scotland will be introduced by ministers in the next parliament, it was announced. This was welcome news to conservationists, who claim that the large numbers of Scottish deer - about 350,000 - prevent regrowth of native woodlands. Ron Greer, of the Loch Garry Tree Group, said: "This could be the best news for the Scottish environment in 500 years."
Last June we reported that two swans on the Caledonian Canal near Inverness had been found shot dead, and that local residents were offering a pounds 100 reward for the culprit. He or she was never found, and six of the swans' cygnets died despite being taken in by a sanctuary at Inverkeithing. A seventh however, named "Lucky", has survived, and made its first flight in the wild this week.
Thousands of trout and other fish died after weedkiller polluted a two mile stretch of the River Cam near Dursley in Gloucestershire.
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- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Madonna claims jokes about her age tantamount to racism: 'No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black'
Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
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