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Netting to stop birds nesting: Call for new safeguards

Netting to stop birds nesting: Call for new safeguards

Science
Wildlife experts are calling for stricter controls on nets installed over trees and hedgerows amid growing public concern about their use.People are reporting sightings on social media, while an e-petition has collected more than 190,000 signatures.Developers have said the nets, which are designed to stop birds nesting, are "standard practice" on greenery that might be damaged by building work.But the RSPB says they should only be used in exceptional circumstances.The wildlife charity has joined forces with the body that represents trained ecologists to call for new safeguards."Netting is an overly simplistic approach that has become more prominent recently," says the RSPB and The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management in a statement....
Rolls-Royce safeguards 7,000 jobs in East Midlands

Rolls-Royce safeguards 7,000 jobs in East Midlands

Business
Rolls-Royce has secured more than 7,000 jobs in the East Midlands after announcing its biggest single investment in the UK for over a decade.The engineering giant said it would be investing the majority of the £150m in a new test bed in Derby.This facility would test large civil aero-engines creating up to 200 jobs.There will be no compulsory redundancies in Derby, or Hucknall and Annesley in Nottinghamshire - safeguarding 7,000 jobs for five years.Rolls-Royce has further axed plans to close a precision machining facility in Derby, which would save about 150 jobs.Live updates from the East MidlandsSimon Hemmings, from the Unite union, said the deal was "a once in a generation type of investment and a big commitment to the UK"."It's about keeping jobs in Derby for 25 years plus and we are h...