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A father and son on the North Coast believe they are outstanding in their field when it comes to ploughing.
The skills of David Jamison will be put to the test when he travels to Switzerland next week for the European championship - and later in the year his father Adrian will be in Kenya competing for the world title.
Richard Cull has been to meet both men.
The Coastguard has sent out a strong warning over the dangers of walking round cliffs during the rapid spring tides after a girl was rescued “in the nick of time”.
Two of her three friends that she was with had managed to get to safety but had to be treated in hospital.
Chris Little from Coleraine Coastguard explained: “She was hypothermic and exhausted and had to be winched up from the cliff.
“One of our own Coastguard rope rescue technicians was lowered from the top of the 100ft cliff to the girl at the bottom, secured her in a harness and brought her up just as the waves broke over the platform.
“We were concerned not just about the hypothermia the first casualty had suffered but also the fact that two of them had taken in sea water and as a precaution against secondary drowning they were sent to hospital by ambulance to be treated.”
“Being at the bottom of a 100ft cliff is a very dangerous place to be and with a rapidly rising spring tide you are going to be washed away, so it was really an operation that was conducted just in the nick of time.”
Mr Little stressed the risks of coastal walks if you are unfamiliar with the area.
“When the tide is out you can walk round the base of the cliff, but in just a few hours the area becomes submerged again,” he said.
“It’s very deceptive and if you don’t know the area it’s very very easy to be caught out.”
He added: “Don’t explore rocks in this way, it’s far too dangerous. Secondly, if you see someone in difficulty or get into difficulty yourself, don’t hesitate, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”
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The doors have closed on the Balmoral Show for another year.
Exhibitors are now packing up their stalls and visitors are making their way home.
Barbara McCann spoke with some of them in the final hours of the biggest event in the Northern Ireland agricultural calendar.
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Prime Minister Theresa May is attending the final day of the Balmoral Show.
She arrived at the event on Saturday morning, accompanied by Secretary of State James Brokenshire.
Her first stop was at the Women's Institute tent.
The show, held at Balmoral Park on the former Maze site near Lisburn, has been taking place all week.
For the first time in 30 years it extends to Saturday.
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