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Free range eggs to lose status after bird flu measures

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Millions of eggs produced on farms across the East Midlands will temporarily lose their free-range status because hens have had to be kept indoors during the bird flu outbreak.

Under European Union rules, eggs from birds housed for more than 12 weeks indoors can't be marketed as free range.

Now producers will have to change the labelling on egg boxes to explain what's been happening.

DEFRA have told farmers they can move birds outside but for many the risks are too high and the rules on the movement of the birds are not practical.

Thousands of birds previously affected have already been humanely culled as part of measures to prevent further spreading of the disease.

There is not thought to be any risk to humans or danger from eating UK eggs.

Farmers urged to be vigilant after outbreak of bird flu


Lincoln City draw York City in FA Trophy semifinal

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Lincoln City have drawn York City as their opponents in the FA Trophy semi-finals.

Earlier this month, the Imps also made it through to the FA Cup quarter final, the first time a non-league club had progressed to the last eight since 1914. They'll face Arsenal next month.

Red Arrow planes could be re-created in Lego

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Fans of the Red Arrows could see the legendary aerial acrobatics team's planes made into in Lego after an online petition reached its target of ten thousand signatures.

The Danish company will now consider manufacturing a Lego model of the world-renowned Hawk jets, which fly out of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

A prototype has already been built, and it'll be reviewed by Lego's own designers to see if it's suitable for distribution.


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