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Today’s NHS is a basket case

Writers Richard Wood Last edited 06/11/14
There’s good news for Richard Wood fans: their children can still buy alcohol 24 hours a day and any high street will still sell them legal highs.

Trouble with roaming locals

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 06/11/14
Freedom to roam is long established north of the border and Nick Adames has had some bother from the locals.

A long drive home

Writers Stephen Carr Last edited 03/10/14
You’re telling me, Stephen, why do any of us bother?

Ludicrous change in hedge cutting rules

Writers Kevin Attwood Last edited 07/10/14
Well the wet weather of August continued, giving a total rainfall of over 130 millimetres or five plus inches – around about twice the average monthly rainfall for Doddington

Wheat exports to date are pathetic

Writers Elved Philips Last edited 03/10/14
UK barley exports are more than 400,000 metric tons (mt) so far – so way ahead of wheat

Help train more shepherds

Writers Alan West Last edited 03/10/14
In spite of an horrendous start to the year they have done very well – and for some, rather too well

Prices have gone through the floor

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 03/10/14
We have had the best growing season in the last 30 years, with almost all crops doing, looking and yielding really well. Most dairy herds have been producing exceptional levels of milk since the early spring and, apart from a short dry spell in July, grass growth produced fine yields of silage and hay. But during this time, the price of almost everything we produce has tumbled to or through the floor.

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