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Fracking decision may just be temporary setback

Does Lancashire County Council’s decision to refuse an application from Cuadrilla mark the end of the road for fracking, or shale gas production as the industry prefers to call it, in the UK?

Summer term is over but the work goes on

The academic term at Harper Adams University came to a close at the end of June, the students completing the year in style with their 12-hour Summer Ball, writes Jaclyn Green.

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Derogation needed for oilseed rape seed treatments

Oilseed rape

With farmers across the country continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has asked the Government for an emergency-use derogation to allow farmers to use seed treatments in rapeseed this autumn.

Move sparks furore over winter fair

A row has broken out over the way the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society runs the English Winter Fair. Almost half the committee has been sacked.