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Two Oxford farmers to lead cow procession in London

Two cows will be blessed in front of St Paul's Cathedral

Two Oxford farmers will lead a procession of cows in London this morning to celebrate the best of British livestock.

Two of Tina Russell and Simon Farmer's own cows will front the parade and will also be blessed in front of St Paul's Cathedral.

More than 200 farmers from across the UK will take part in the event which will also include calves, lambs and chickens.

Cows will parade through London
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Recovery efforts begin for stricken train

A train operator has come under fire after two carriages derailed - an hour after it was warned a herd of cows had got onto the line.

It happened at Godmersham, midway between Ashford International Station and Canterbury West, just after half past nine yesterday evening

No-one was injured and the line is likely to remain closed for several days. David Johns reports, speaking to passenger Vince Stevenson, eyewitness David Goodenough; the Managing Director of Southeastern, David Statham; and local resident Stephen Taylor.

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Pregnant cows injured in "mindless and vicious attack"

Five pregnant cows have been attacked by a dog in a field as Thames Valley Police appeal for witnesses.

A group of around four or five youths were seen with a dog in the area known as Long Meadow, a field off of Waller Drive in Newbury on Friday evening.

The group let the dog off the lead, which then went on to attack the pregnant cows, causing facial and neck injuries.

The dog is thought to be a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier or a Boxer.

The group, aged between 15 and 20 years old, then left the scene towards Stoney Lane.

PC Ian Bibbins said, "This was a mindless and vicious attack which we believe lasted about 10 minutes.

"A number of people were in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.