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Sheep shearing

FARMING MATTERS: Shearing the sheep flock

Sheep shearing has been well under way now for some weeks, but with fleeces worth only about £1, shearing is carried out primarily for welfare reasons.

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The pheasant outside the window

FARMING MATTERS: Pheasant poses peckish problem

For the past three months we’ve had a bit of a problem with a male pheasant.

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A punishment fit for fly-tippers

I share the rage of Walsham-le-Willowers who recently awoke to find a tsunami of washed up rubbish soiling their village verge and hedgerows.

Visitors enjoy Open Farm Sunday

FARMING MATTERS: Visit Open Farm Sunday this weekend

Open Farm Sunday takes place this weekend. This is the day in the year when hundreds of farmers across the country open their gates to the public and invite them in to see what it takes to produce the food we all enjoy.

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  • Biggleswade 5-day weather forecast

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    Saturday 4 Jul

    Heavy showers

    Temp

    High 26°c

    Low 12°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 12 mph

    Sunday 5 Jul

    Light showers

    Temp

    High 21°c

    Low 11°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 8 mph

    Monday 6 Jul

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 23°c

    Low 13°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 12 mph

    Tuesday 7 Jul

    Light showers

    Temp

    High 21°c

    Low 11°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 13 mph

    Wednesday 8 Jul

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 19°c

    Low 11°c

    Wind

    From West

    Speed 18 mph