Salmon farmers are ‘torturing’ porpoises and dolphins with high-pitched noises, campaigners warn

Salmon farmers are ‘torturing’ porpoises and dolphins with high-pitched noises to protect their stock, campaigners warn Salmon farmers use underwater high-pitched noise devices to protect stock The devices are used to scare off seals that can each eat up to 15lb of fish a day But the underwater equipment has been branded ‘sonic torture’ by … Read more Salmon farmers are ‘torturing’ porpoises and dolphins with high-pitched noises, campaigners warn

Campaigners accuse BBC of peddling a ‘damaging’ transgender ideology to primary school pupils

Campaigners accuse BBC of peddling a ‘damaging’ transgender ideology to primary school pupils in row over controversial children’s cartoon BBC Bitesize last week tweeted a cartoon of three teenagers in a changing room  The three cartoon figures had their gender pronouns written beneath them  BBC is accused of peddling ‘damaging’ trans ideology to primary school … Read more Campaigners accuse BBC of peddling a ‘damaging’ transgender ideology to primary school pupils

Lloyds widens HBOS review after pressure from campaigners

Lloyds widens compensation scheme for victims of the HBOS Reading fraud after pressure from campaigners By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 18 October 2020 High Street bank Lloyds has widened a compensation scheme for victims of the HBOS Reading fraud after pressure from campaigners.  … Read more Lloyds widens HBOS review after pressure from campaigners

Churches risk being ‘engulfed by a crimewave’, campaigners warn

Churches risk being ‘engulfed by a crimewave’, campaigners warn, after more than 5,000 offences were recorded last year An average of 13 crimes a day were committed between July 2019 and July 2020 This was despite a four month lockdown and offences included arson and rape Items stolen included 300-year-old brass bell from England’s smallest … Read more Churches risk being ‘engulfed by a crimewave’, campaigners warn

Campaigners slam Edinburgh Festival for being ‘90% white’

The Edinburgh International Festival has apologised for the ‘lack of diversity’ in its August programme after less than 300 campaigners demanded that organisers book more female, disabled and black performers – or risk being defunded. The 73-year-old festival, which was originally cancelled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, hosted an online programme two months … Read more Campaigners slam Edinburgh Festival for being ‘90% white’

You can’t say Lycra louts! Campaigners call for abuse of cyclists to be made a hate crime

You can’t say Lycra louts! Campaigners call for the abuse of cyclists to be made a ‘hate crime’ giving them the same protection as domestic violence victims and refugees Abuse of cyclists would be treated as a ‘hate crime’ under proposed guidelines They would get the same protection as domestic violence victims and refugees Media … Read more You can’t say Lycra louts! Campaigners call for abuse of cyclists to be made a hate crime

‘Defund the BBC’ campaigners raise £60,000 in donations in bid to challenge TV licence rules

An anti-BBC campaign group which aims to drastically reform the corporation’s governance has raised nearly £60,000 in donations. Defund the BBC, a right-wing group founded by Brexiteers, began crowdfunding in June and aims to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee. The group is using the money to create campaign material including billboards, merchandise and … Read more ‘Defund the BBC’ campaigners raise £60,000 in donations in bid to challenge TV licence rules

Campaigners fear traffic congestion will spiral out of control this week

Campaigners have voiced concerns that congestion on roads across the country could spiral out of control as parents struggle against road works to get their children to school. The beginning of the new school year comes alongside the drive for workers to return to the office and motoring organisations claim the situation is a perfect … Read more Campaigners fear traffic congestion will spiral out of control this week

UK travel restrictions on Switzerland make planning assisted suicides ‘impossible’, say campaigners

Travel restrictions imposed on UK travellers returning from Switzerland could make planning assisted deaths ‘almost impossible’ for terminally-ill patients and force loved ones to grieve in isolation, campaigners said. Travellers arriving in England from Switzerland after 4am on Saturday will have to self-isolate for 14 days, a rule which was also enforced in Scotland last … Read more UK travel restrictions on Switzerland make planning assisted suicides ‘impossible’, say campaigners

Councils send just ONE litter fine per week as campaigners call for more ‘effective’ deterrent

Councils send just ONE litter fine per week: Clean-up campaigners call for more ‘effective’ deterrent to stop people dropping rubbish on the streets as it emerges one in six local authorities issued no penalties in a YEAR Campaigners have called for the £150 on-the-spot fine to be raised to £1,000 Councils gave 116,000 fines for … Read more Councils send just ONE litter fine per week as campaigners call for more ‘effective’ deterrent