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Anti-badger cull rally takes place

As licences come into force to cull badgers in two pilot areas in England, a rally is held in London led by rock star Brian May.
See more on the BBC web site.

Badger culls to go ahead this summer

The pilot culls will last for 6 weeks and will be repeated annually for four years.
Two pilot badger culls to tackle the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) will go ahead this summer in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson confirmed today.
Speaking at the National Farmers Union (NFU) annual conference, Mr Paterson announced [...]

Audio Podcast - Farm shop loyalty scheme helping local businesses take on the big boys

As an alternative loyalty scheme to rival supermarkets signs up more than 500 businesses in just six months, a local business owner under the scheme, Heather Copley talks about her experience running a small business in today’s climate.

A shopping loyalty scheme set up to get people out of supermarkets and into farm shops is gathering [...]

UK Budget 2010 - Measures For Supporting Business and Growth

The UK Treasury has released further information following the Chancellor’s Budget Statement (Wednesday March 24th 2010). The following is an excerpt from the notice that outlines the particular measures for supporting business and growth.

The Government took decisive action to support the economy during the financial crisis and its aftermath. As the UK emerges from [...]

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