Simon Bainbridge, from the National Farmer's Union, says in the wake of recent sheep thefts in North Yorkshire, that farmers in isolated rural areas are often seen as easy targets for thieves:
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Workers at Northern Rail are to stage fresh strikes in October in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.
Workers on Northern trains will strike on three more days next month.