Three Cumbrian men admit hare coursing

Three men from north Cumbria have admitted taking part in hare coursing – in one case because the man involved said he liked hare stew. The trio – Brampton man Richard Cartwright, 35, and Workington man Richard Moore, 42, and his 17-year-old son Dean – were caught by police near Annan. Cartwright, of West View, …

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RE: Six hunt dogs killed after being hit in train accident

Regarding the appalling incident where six foxhounds were killed on a railway line, (see articles below) please contact Network Rail (who own the track) at link below and ask them to take action against the Duke of Beaufort Hunt. Also, please do a similar mail to First Great Western expressing your concern as a member …

Six hunt dogs killed after being hit in train accident

Six fox hounds from the Duke of Beaufort Hunt were killed after being hit by a train in a freak accident yesterday. The hunt was enjoying a New Year's Eve trail hunting event near Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire,when the accident happened at about 3.15pm. Captain Ian Farquhar, joint master of the hunt, said everyone involved with …

Mick Hucknall in dispute over rights on Donegal estate

SIMPLY RED musicians Mick Hucknall and Christopher De Margary have clashed with a neighbour over fishing and shooting rights on adjoining estates. Lead singer Hucknall and sax player De Margary claimed yesterday in Letterkenny Circuit Court that their neighbour John Wilde interfered with their rights and those of their guests on the Glenmore Estate at …

Jail sentence upheld as dog fighter’s appeal fails

A woman who held dog fights in the garage of her Lincolnshire home has been jailed after her appeal against conviction failed, following a major investigation by the RSPCA's special operations unit. Claire Parker will immediately begin her original 18 week prison sentence after she failed in her appeal against conviction of dog fighting charges. …

Trio spared jail over cock-fight ‘experiment’

THREE young men were spared jail after admitting organising a cock fight and causing unnecessary cruelty to animals. The men – two from Darlington and one from Bishop Auckland – were seen pitting two cockerels against each other in a County Durham field. Thomas Mounsey, 18, and 19-year-olds Walter David Welch and James Sheldon Welch, …