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Fox hunting: off the hook?
Wednesday 20 March

The House of Lords threw foxhunting a lifeline last night be voting for the so-called "middle way" which would allow the sport to continue in a limited, tightly regulated form.

The upper house gave this alternative a majority of 307, compared to a massive vote in the Commons the day before calling for a total ban.

As we reported yesterday, neither vote will mean much until the Government announces its own proposals.

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