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£500,000 snow help for farmers

The Welsh Government says it is giving £500,000 to charities to help farmers hit by the recent snow, which caused heavy livestock losses. Welsh farmers' leaders had written to the Natural Resources Minister demanding financial help.

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Relaxed animal burial rules extended for another week

Farmers had to pull many animals from the snow - some were alive, but many dead.

Wales' Natural Resources Minister has also said he is extending the temporary situation where farmers are allowed to bury dead livestock on their land in certain parts of Wales for another week.

They will now be able to do so until midnight on Tuesday 23 April.

Rules were originally relaxed for a week, from 2 April, and this is the second time it has been extended.

He has made changes to the areas - those most badly affected by heavy snow - covered by the relaxation of normal laws.

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