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Doncaster gardening firm scoops flower show gold

A Doncaster gardening firm has scooped the top prize at the prestigious Harrogate Flower Show.

The Serenity Garden Credit: Paul Watson

PRW Garden Services, which is based in Bessacarr, picked up the gold award at the three-day event, which was visited by thousands of people over the weekend.

The Serenity Garden was developed around a woodland theme, which gardener Paul Watson says proved popular:


Man bailed in sheep attack investigation

Police investigating an attack on sheep at a farm in Stainton, Doncaster, have bailed a 20-year-old man.

Officers found bite injuries on two sheep belonging to a 57-year-old man at a farm on Limekiln Lane. It is believed they were caused by another animal.

One of the sheep had to be put down because of its injuries.

Police believe this is the second time the farmer's sheep have been targeted.

Thousands flock to Chatsworth county fair

It's the second day of Chatsworth Country fair and thousands more visitors are expected to flock to the stately home in North Derbyshire as it opens its doors for the biggest country fair in the UK.

The three day event, which brings together the best food, displays and crafts on offer, continues tomorrow. And yesterday there was some gold medal talent getting it all under way as Martin fisher reports.

Chatsworth Country Fair expecting thousands of visitors

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House over the next three days as the stately home hosts its annual country fair.

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House

Tomorrow the fair will host a flypast by planes from Lincolnshire's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent opened the event with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And he revealed he worked as a volunteer at Chatsworth before starting his sporting career.


Herd of cattle left stranded by floods

A rescue operation is continuing tonight after more than a hundred cows were left stranded by floodwater in East Yorkshire.

While heavy rain played its part, farmers are blaming the Environment Agency for failing to maintain the waterways.

The problem was caused by a faulty sluice gate which is allowing tidal water from the Humber Estuary to flood onto the farmland in the village of Burstwick.

Fiona Dwyer reports:

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