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Visitor numbers up at Great Yorkshire Show

Douglas Duffin riding Richard Jenkinson’s Quidam in the Great Yorkshire Show’s Main Ring

Visitor numbers were up year on year at the 157th Great Yorkshire Show. 132,131 people attended the event as opposed to 130,989 last year.

"The Great Yorkshire Show has an amazing reputation as a superb industry showcase, as well as a fun and educational day out for all the family. Our vital role in celebrating farming excellence will continue, and the presence of our Royal patron underlines the significance of the Great Yorkshire Show to the rural community and beyond.”

– Charles Mills, Show Director

Preparations are already underway for the Society’s autumn event, Countryside Live which takes place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October.

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Do accents matter? We asked the Great Yorkshire Show

A university researcher says people with regional accents should be protected from "accentism".

According to the Manchester University, employers should state in writing that job applicants' accents will not be used against them

The expert who wrote the report said some people modify their accent because they lack pride in it. Well, we asked what visitors to the Great Yorkshire show think:

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Beef farmers left out of pocket

On the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show cattle farmers in the region have hit out at retailers for not doing enough to help promote British Beef.

They say they are being left out of pocket by as much as two hundred pounds on every animal because supply is outstripping demand from shoppers. Chris Kiddey has spent the day at the showground.

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