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Farmers meet in Norfolk to discuss diversification

Deepdale Farm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Farmers from across the region are meeting in Norfolk today to talk about diversifying their business.

Jason Borthwick set up a campsite and bunkhouse on his family-run thousand acre farm and hasn't looked back.

Jason Borthwick, Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We haven't taken that much land out and yet this is the profitable part, so I am under no misconceptions that we wouldn't of been able to do any of this if it hadn't been for the fact that we were farmers."

– Jason Borthwick

Lord Derby to appeal Hatchfield Farm decision

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

The landowner behind the controversial Hatchfield Farm housing development in Newmarket says he will appeal the Government's decision to refuse planning permission.

400 homes were due to be built on the site off Fordham Road.

The Council says it won't appeal and is working on a new growth plan for the town, but Lord Derby says he isn't giving up just yet.


The 'Ship of the Fens' attracts some unwanted visitors

Ely Cathedral has a problem with pigeons Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff at Ely Cathedral say there are too many pigeons nesting around the roof of the 900 year old building.

They've noticed an unusally high number of the birds around the west tower and Cathedral porch.

They're now looking for humane ways to scare them off.

Ely Cathedral is known as 'The ship of the fens' Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're grouping and clustering around the building in certain areas, creating a lot of mess. They're nesting and their nests are blocking our rainwater goods in some instances. The numbers are just too high for us really."

– Vicki Roulinson, Ely Cathedral
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