H&M boss and shooting estates

From The Sunday Times The Swedish owner of H&M is developing a taste for English country life and it's costing £25m Lucy Denyer and Helen Davies THE Swedish billionaire owner of H&M, the high street fashion giant, is poised to buy an entire English village and up to 2,000 acres of surrounding countryside for £25m. …

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Otis Ferry walks free thanks to puppy plea

From Times Online The pro-hunting campaigner Otis Ferry walked free from court today after claiming that he had only got involved in a skirmish with hunt monitors because of the recent theft of his puppy by animal rights activists. Ferry, 26, the son of the Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry, was given a one-year conditional …

Harewood House estate angrily denies ‘animal death pit’ allegations

By Mark Casci Agricultural Correspondent ALLEGATIONS of animal cruelty at a Yorkshire estate have been strenuously denied by its managers after an animal rights organisation accused it of the "systematic slaughter of wildlife". Harewood House has furiously rejected claims made by the League Against Cruel Sports that it was engaged in the persecution of wildlife …

Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act

Hare. UK: Huntsman cautioned for chasing hare in first case of its kind under Hunting Act Nigel Bell was filmed chasing a hare by anti-hunt monitors in February this year and has been given a police caution Photo: GETTY Nigel Bell, 53, from the Wick and District Beagles, admitted the breach after he was filmed …