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Natural England licenses 11 new badger control areas in 2019

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Natural England has licensed and authorised 11 new badger control areas to begin operations within High Risk and Edge areas of England from autumn 2019. It has also authorised the licence holders to resume operations in 29 existing badger control areas in 2019.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

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The Shute Festival 2019

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 25th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Beviss & Beckingsale are delighted to support the Shute Festival which was established in 2016 to bring inspirational speakers to this beautiful part of East Devon.  In addition to talks, visitors have also enjoyed film showings and music events, as well as food cooked by local chefs served in the village school.

All...

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Sheep farmer granted restraining order against vegan activist

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 25th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

A sheep farmer in Devon has been granted a restraining order at Poole Magistrates' Court against a woman who describes herself as a "militant vegan". The woman harassed the farmer for eight months following his creation of a social media page to celebrate British agriculture. She was found guilty of...

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Site of Special Scientific Interest prosecution action taken by Natural England

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 30th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Natural England have acted to prosecute a farmer for damage to a SSSI

The farmer had created a track, undertaken significant earthworks and felled and removed trees and vegetation. The actions damaged the woodland, mire and physiographic features of the SSSI. The farmer pleaded guilty to three charges under the Wildlife...

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Environment Secretary highlights important role of farmers in stewardship of environment

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 9th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

Secretary of State at the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Teresa Villiers, attended Countryfile Live on 1 August and gave her first speech since taking office.

Teresa Villiers noted that the rural economy generates nearly £250 billion a year for the UK's overall GDP and she applauded...

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Who is liable to the users of a public right of way?

Posted by Mark Carlisle on August 5th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

If the right of way in question is adpoted highway, then the highway authority will be responsible for its maintenance and will be liable to its users.  The landowner merely retains his interest in the subsoil from which no liability should arise.

If however the right of way is not adopted, no...

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