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Persistent cold callers and chuggers face new ‘badgerer cull’

Cute, furry creatures 'don't stand a chance'Following last year’s unsuccessful culling campaign, the Government has today announced plans for a second attempt at reducing the ‘badgerer’ population. Up to 70% of badgerers who spend their days harassing the public on the street or on the phone in attempts to extract money from them are to be culled in 2014, in an operation designed to put an end to the unpopular practice.

Last year’s attempt at culling badgerers was considered by critics to be ‘ineffective’. The Government targets for the number of personal injury compensation badgerers to be dealt with in 2013 were not met, leading to the proliferation of a new generation of ‘PPI compensation badgerers’ this year. Environment Minister Liz Truss is keen to set new targets, although she insists the aims of the badgerer cull have not changed, saying: ‘The badgerers have not moved the goalposts.’

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2014
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Princess Anne advocates ‘talking badgers to death’

There was outrage today as animal welfare groups reacted to clarification from the Palace that Princess Anne had meant that ‘one should simply talk these animals to death’, rather than use poison gas.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2014
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Badgers now thought to be ‘virtually immortal’

run, run for your livesGovernment scientists have come to the conclusion that badgers are pretty much immortal following the failure of the recent cull to put much of a dent in their numbers.

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Posted: Jan 30th, 2014
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Badger named as England goalie for crucial Montenegro clash

hopes to live to see the day when he can play for NewcastleEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart was considering his future today after being left out of the squad to face Montenegro in England’s vital world cup qualifier, and being replaced by a badger.

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Posted: Oct 10th, 2013
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Scared Wombles ‘vow to defend themselves’ following TB outbreak in SW19

Reports linking a possible TB outbreak on Wimbledon Common to the activity of Wombles have been described as ‘malicious and untrue’ by their leader, Great Uncle Bulgaria. Fearing reprisals, he insisted the group would defend themselves, making very good use of the things that they’ve found, including several handguns and a batch of AK47s that were discovered under the bushes.

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Posted: Aug 28th, 2013
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