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It's the great countryside controversy of the day. NFU president Peter Kendall and TV naturalist Chris Packham argue for and against the cull

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The badger, a hero of many children's stories, is a villain for farmers who need to protect cattle from TB

Vaccine breakthrough may mean no more badger culls

British scientists have made a breakthrough which may enable cattle to be vaccinated against TB, doing away with the need to cull the badgers believed to be infecting them.

Editorial: A last-minute reprieve for badgers?

It is good news for badgers that British scientists have made a breakthrough on a vaccine against TB among cattle. Last year 26,000 cows were slaughtered after contracting bovine TB, which evidence shows can be transmitted by Mr Brock and his relatives. The bad news for badgers is that the European Union has to approve the new vaccine. This may take years.

Second badger cull licence issued

The second licence for a pilot cull of badgers has been issued in a bid to tackle tuberculosis in cattle.

A licence to kill badgers to reduce the spread of bovine tuberculosis has already been granted in west Gloucestershire.

Tewkesbury Borough Council refuses to support badger cull on its land

A council close to an area where a badger cull is set to go ahead to tackle TB in cattle will not support culling on its land.

A licence to kill badgers to reduce the spread of bovine tuberculosis has already been granted in west Gloucestershire.

Forest of Dean District Council bans badger culling on its own land

Councillors in the area where a badger cull is set to go ahead to tackle TB in cattle have moved to ban culling on council land.

Pregnant women to receive whooping cough vaccinations

Pregnant women are to be vaccinated against whooping cough, health officials said, after the biggest outbreak of the illness for 20 years claimed the lives of 10 babies.

Big jump in measles prompts MMR call

The number of measles cases this year has almost doubled following two outbreaks of the illness, health officials have said.

Measles cases double amid outbreaks

The number of cases of measles has almost doubled following two outbreaks of the illness, health officials said.

Babyjabs.co.uk to remove MMR autism claim

A website offering parents advice on childhood immunisation has been ordered to remove information about the MMR vaccine after renewing claims that it could be linked to autism.

Schmallenberg virus re-emerges and could spread throughout British livestock over the next few weeks

Schmallenberg virus, a new livestock disease discovered last year which causes birth deformities in sheep and cattle, has re-emerged this summer and could spread all across Britain in the weeks to come, scientists warned today.

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