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.
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wedding: The famous congratulate actor and human rights lawyer after Venice nuptials
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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