Month: April 2021

Explained: Voter Suppression in America

A hand dropping a vote into a ballot box

Voter turnout for the US Presidential Election 2020 was at its highest since 1900, with around two thirds of the electorate coming out in support of their candidate. Although a significant improvement, largely driven by the polarization of the electorate and the work of grassroots voting rights activists, the US still lags most Western democracies

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School Faces Backlash Over Fox Culling

Fox behind chain link fence

Minet Junior School in Hayes has removed traps set for foxes on their grounds after a public backlash against the practice, which involves killing the animals after they have been trapped. Councillor for Botwell, Janet Gardner tweeted that the traps had been removed after a petition was created on condemning the practice and demanding

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