Agriculture

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jack Hanson started selling fruit and veg on Wisbech Market when he was 12.

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Cambridgeshire's biggest employer of seasonal workers - G's of Barway - is to create a workers' village on a 28 acre site near Prickwillow to house nearly 600 people.

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Deputy county council leader Roger Hickford will not find out until at least the third week of January the outcome of an inquiry into his tenancy of a £400,000 farmhouse and nine acre county council farms estate tenancy.

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Finding enough migrant workers to supply Fenland's factories and farms post Brexit is proving a financial boost to those wanting to stay here and work.

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A giant tractor made from 62 straw bales won this year's Weetabix 'Wheat Art' competition.

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A 1903 Ivel Agricultural Motor - described as the most important tractor ever to come to auction in the UK - sold for over £328,000 at Sutton near Ely.

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When a helicopter landed at Willow Farm, Little Downham, it was for farmer Ross Taylor "the best day ever".

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When a helicopter landed on Wednesday at Willow Farm, Little Downham, it was for farmer Ross Taylor "the best day ever".

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A bumper crowd lined the streets despite the rain as the teams smashed it over a half mile potato racecourse in Ely high street.

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Twenty four horses were rescued from neglect and suffering in Cambridgeshire last year, the RSPCA has revealed.

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Cambridgeshire residents are being urged to dispose of their waste safely to protect the countryside as part of a fly-tipping campaign.

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Chinese lanterns could be banned across Fenland to prevent "devastating consequences" for people, buildings and animals.

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An inquiry into the awarding of a county council farms tenancy to its deputy leader has proved more complex than was first thought, says a report by a senior auditor.

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A tractor run in memory of late Fenland store manager Steve Trostler will raise money for the local life-saving air ambulance service.

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