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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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‘City slum’ opens on rural farm

features traditional urban crafts such as tagging and car crimeThe rural alternative to City Farms is being piloted in Dorset this week, as country folk are invited to come and visit a real life working city slum in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Posted: Mar 3rd, 2014
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Chuggers switch to choplifting

Professor of Psychology John Andrews applauded the move noting that research showed that the public viewed shoplifting far more favourably than talking to strangers.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2012
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Big Society permits killing of chuggers, says Cameron

David Cameron has announced that, as part of the Big Society, British citizens will be allowed to kill any student on minimum wage who accosts them in the street, pretends he is working for Save the Squid and treats them as their greatest friend on Earth.

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Posted: Mar 28th, 2011
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Commuter can’t believe attractive chugger ‘only after me for my money’

Only after one thing26-year-old Gavin Hendry was devastated to discover that the charity fundraiser who recently accosted him outside Holborn tube had never been interested in pursuing a long-term commitment with the chartered surveyor from Barnet, but was instead using him for the benefit of a faceless non-governmental organisation providing aid to Africa. ‘I gave her everything,’ said Hendry, ‘my heart, my dignity, my sort code. But now I know she was just after my money’.

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Posted: Jul 30th, 2009
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