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Traditional South Nottinghamshire Hunt spectacle banned by Newark Town Council

A traditional hunt spectacle has been banned by Newark Town Council.

The Town Council voted to ban the traditional New Year’s Day meet, held in Newark Market Place by the South Nottinghamshire Hunt, at the finance and general purposes committee, which described the event as the most appalling thing.

Deputy leader and chairman of the committee, Mrs Gill Dawn, said: “The hunt is the most appalling thing to happen, encouraging people to abuse animals and dress up and drink.

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