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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Campsite owner jailed after he deliberately shot dead otter trapped in fishing net

A campsite owner has been jailed for two months after he deliberately killed an otter that had become trapped in a net. Stuart Karl John Jones, 54, of Chilthorne Domer, was sentenced after pleading guilty to deliberately killing a wild animal of a European protected species, namely a Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), contrary to the Conservation of Habitats and Species …

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Underhill tasted rivalry with Wales when he was student at Cardiff University

Sam Underhill was given a taste of one of rugby’s great rivalries when he watched Wales’ most recent victory at Twickenham from the students’ union bar at Cardiff University. England were defeated 21-16 in the World Cup group phase five years ago but have not lost to Saturday’s visitors on home soil since. Underhill was studying for an economics degree …

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Angling fury as Wales backtracks on farm pollution curbs

Upset anglers have accused the Welsh Government of caving into farming pressure over planned curbs on agricultural pollution. In a statement to the Senedd, rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said she may rein back on new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone-style regulations across Wales, designed to protect rivers and lakes. Originally due to start on January 1,  she said she will now …

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NHS workers in Wales ask people to stay at home with dance video

Staff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Wales used the medium of dance to ask people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The NHS workers held up letters that spelt out “stay at home”, as well as signs that read “feel the love” and “help our NHS”. “An important message from our paediatric team at RGH,” a tweet …

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Wolves’ Dion Sanderson seals Cardiff loan switch

The 20-year-old, from Wednesfield, heads to the Welsh capital after making his senior Wolves debut against Villa in the Carabao Cup earlier this campaign. He can play as a centre-half, right-back or right-wing-back and has been a regular for the under-23s over the past couple of seasons.

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Flybe collapse: Blue Islands to rescue Jersey’s Birmingham and Exeter routes

The Guernsey-based airline, which previously had an agreement in place allowing it to use Flybe’s branding and website, says that it will formally announce the launch over the coming days. The airline ran free-of-charge ‘goodwill’ flights for passengers stranded in both cities on Thursday and Friday. In an update, a spokesman for the company, said: ‘Further announcements relating to commencement …

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Path closures in place around Wepre Park’s Rosie Pond as improvement work gets underway

Wepre Park’s Rosie Pond will be closed until September 14 while work on replacing the pegs – wooden platforms which line the pond where fishing takes place – takes place. Pathways around the pond have been closed to the public while the work is carries out, only ‘authorised people will be allowed beyond barriers. Important update from Connah’s Quay and …

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Magnet fishers apologise to De Montfort University after bomb scare ‘ruined’ open day

Two magnet fishers have apologised to De Montfort University for “ruining” their open day by fishing a grenade out of the River Soar. Thomas Dickson and Isaac Baldwin have spoken after their discovery of an unexploded ‘grenade’ next to the city centre campus at the weekend. “We would like to say sorry from us and on behalf of our group …

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I’m really hooked on fishing! Pensioner, 66, left home four years ago to live in tent by carp angling lake (an

I’m really hooked on fishing! Pensioner, 66, left home four years ago to live in tent by carp angling lake (and his wife is happy for him because she has the house to herself) Peter Ralph, 66, moved out of the house he shared with wife Paula, 55 Retired roofer spends every day and night at Orchid Lake in Oxfordshire …

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The Premier League star you might bump into in Whitmore – with a fishing rod – Stoke-on

It is a long time since you might bump into even a Stoke City player or two in North Staffordshire, away from a match day or the training ground. Yes, Joe Allen has posed for photographs with fans while he’s been out and about in the Potteries Shopping Centre but Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic, Bojan et al commuted in from …

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