Rail link compensation scheme launched – The Independent

Posted August 20th, 2010 in compensation, news, railways by sally

“A compensation scheme for householders affected by a planned High Speed Rail link launched today. The Government will buy homes and business properties blighted by their proximity to High-Speed 2 – the proposed multi-billion-pound route between London and Birmingham using 250mph trains.”

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The Independent, 2oth August 2010

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‘Wildlife criminal’ goes to jail for smuggling falcon eggs – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2010 in animal cruelty, birds, environmental protection, news, sentencing by sally

“A serial ‘wildlife criminal’ was sentenced today to 30 months in jail after he was caught trying to smuggle rare peregrine falcon eggs out of Britain.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2010

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