Boxing Day hunts draw large crowds


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Participants set out on the traditional Boxing Day hunts in Lacock, Wiltshire (left) and the Beaufort Hunt at Worcester Lodge, Gloucestershire (right).

The Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, joined the Lacock Hunt after his colleague Jim Paice, the agriculture minister, called for a vote to repeal the Hunting Act, which, he said, "simply does not work".