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A Gloucestershire farmer shot a dog after it attacked sheep and lambs in his field.Read the full story ›
An "elaborate and extraordinarily well-preserved" Roman villa has been discovered by chance in Wilshire.Read the full story ›
A farmhouse owner was laying electric cables in his garden, when he found a high-quality Roman mosaic in the ground.Read the full story ›
The European Commission had promised to review plans to remove a tax break which currently benefits small West Country cider makers.Read the full story ›
Twenty sheep have been killed in an attack by two dogs - according to Avon and Somerset Police.
They've issued a reminder to dog owners that their animals should be kept on a lead.
2 x dogs attacking sheep today, 20 dead! Please keep your dogs on a lead or they could be destroyed & you could be charged. Very sad :-(
Sheep and dogs - what is the law?
- It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep
- A person found guilty of livestock worrying can be fined up to £1,000
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