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40 piglets rescued from farm fire

40 piglets have been rescued after a fire broke out at a farm in East Yorkshire. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at the piggery unit in Sunk Island in the early hours of the morning.

It is believed the fire broke out in the plastic flooring of the unit.

Beverley hosts World Barge Pulling Championships

Last year's championships Credit: www.syntanbarge.org.uk

The World Barge Pulling Championships take place on Beverley Beck today.

Teams of four will pull the 64-tonne barge 'Syntan' 200m, with the title going to the team that covers the distance quickest.

The Beverley Barge Preservation Society will hand over the trophy and a £200 cash prize.

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