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Farmers warned 'be vigilant' for illegal raves

Rave goers Credit: PA

Farmers and landowners in Lincolnshire are being urged to report any suspicious activity to police in a bid to thwart any illegal raves this Bank Holiday weekend.

A rave at Twyford Woods near Grantham last May Bank Holiday attracted more than 1,000 people and 21 police officers and a police dog were injured as they tried to close the rave down. Thirteen people were arrested.

CLA East, an organisation for owners of land, property and businesses, is urging members to reduce the risk of any illegal activity taking place this weekend, saying the events not only cause a great deal of disruption to local communities but also considerable harm to both wildlife and the environment.

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360 pigs killed in arson attack

A fire at a farm in Beeford in the early hours of Monday morning has killed 360 pigs and caused upwards of £340,000 worth of damage.

The fire is believed to have been started sometime between 8pm on Sunday August 16 and 1.40am on Monday morning at a farm in Beeford, Driffield.

The fire service believe the fire was started by deliberately. The blaze started in a shed with 300 tonnes of straw, before spreading to a large steel barn with agricultural machinery and a pig pen.

Humberside Police are now urging anyone who believes they know anything about the arson to contact them.

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Yorkshire-based supermarket Morrisons promises action over milk prices

Milk farmers say an industry crisis has driven them to extreme measures - from emptying supermarket shelves of milk, to leading cattle through the grocery aisles. But has there been a breakthrough in the relationship between retailers - and the farmers who claim they're being treated unfairly? Today, talks led to Yorkshire-based supermarket Morrisons promising to take action - as Helen Steel reports.

Bakewell show expected to attract 60,000 visitors

The 185th Bakewell Show opened today in the heart of the Peak District. Our reporter, Martin Fisher, was there to soak up the sights and sounds, as well as taking a look at some of the issues affecting the agricultural industry.

Now as far as agricultural shows go, our region boasts some of the finest - the Lincolnshire Show in June..The Great Yorkshire Show in July

There's the biggest one-day show in the country at Driffield, and today in the heart of the Peak District it's the opening day of the 185th Bakewell Show. There for us , sampling all its bucolic delights is Martin Fisher

Lincolnshire wind farm plans abandoned

A Swedish energy company has stopped the development of the Nocton Fen Wind Energy Project after assessing the impact of proposed changes to planning policy by the UK Government.

It’s obviously disappointing to stop development of Nocton Fen as it would have delivered significant benefit locally and generated affordable, clean and renewable energy for tens of thousands of homes every year.

It was clear that proposed changes to onshore wind planning in England introduced increased risk in the process. Stopping the scheme now is a sensible decision.

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