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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) was embroiled in a row yesterday after the leak of a confidential internal report by a senior figure which said the charity’s future was in jeopardy because it had become “too political”.

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Gloucestershire remains a hotspot for clashes between protesters against the cull and the farmers and landowners who support it

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Brian May leads thousands in march against badger cull

Thousands of animal welfare supporters took to the streets of central London to protest against the controversial badger-cull policy, which came into effect yesterday. Many of the protesters were dressed in black and white and chanted "Shame on Defra" and "Stop the cull". Some were walking dogs dressed in badger costumes.

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A British jackpot winner who scooped a massive £81 million in the EuroMillions lottery has claimed the prize.

Activists with their faces painted like badgers dance to Brian May's 'The Badger Song' as they take part in a flash-mob protest against a proposed cull of the animals, outside Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in London

Badger flash mob targets Defra in protest against cull soundtracked by Brian May

A badger flash-mob protested today against a Government-led cull of the animals, outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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Tributes poured in immediately for eccentric stargazer Sir Patrick Moore as news of his death broke.

Victoria Pendleton back on her bike for Strictly Come Dancing

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Government under pressure to halt preparations for the badger cull after e-petition

The Government is under pressure to halt preparations for the badger cull after an e-petition launched by Queen guitarist Brian May forced a debate in the House of Commons.

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Charles may lose his global role when king

Prince Charles could be stripped of the title of Head of the Commonwealth when he becomes King, under radical plans set out in a book published to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Scotland could introduce wild animal circus ban

Scottish Nationalists may ignore the “strong legal advice” given to the UK Government and introduce a ban on wild animals in circuses north of the border, according to officials.

Final Freddie Mercury performance discovered

Freddie Mercury's final poignant screen appearance will be shown tonight in a documentary which has uncovered unseen footage from Queen's most famous videos.

Brian May appears on Lady Gaga track

Queen guitarist Brian May features on Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' album.

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