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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products

A new augmented reality project has been launched today to help reinforce the message of farm safety. AR is a growing field of technology where rea...

New augmented reality app to reinforce farm safety message

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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Farmers and agricultural workers have been told to be aware of the increased prevalence of skin cancer cases. Research commissioned by the Institut...

Farmers told to be aware of increased prevalence of skin cancer cases

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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Husbandry,News

A County Down farmer has been sentenced to four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to livestock offences. Christopher David Potts, 23, from G...

Co Down farmer sentenced to four months in prison for livestock offences

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19 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A vegan activist who stole a pig from a farm in Leicestershire has been spared jail. 23-year-old Wesley Omar was, however, sentenced to a 12-month ...

Vegan activist spared jail after stealing pig from Leicestershire farm

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A union is encouraging farmers to wear a helmet when using quads and other ATVs as Farm Safety Week gets underway. Quad bikes can be a useful piece...

Helmet use highlighted as farmer recalls horrific ATV accident

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17 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Police are investigating an incident in which two boys set fire to a hay bale, prompting a warning for parents to reiterate good behaviour during the ...

Two teens who set fire to hay bale prompts police warning to parents

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17 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Farmers saved thousands of pigs from a huge farmland blaze by creating fire blocks on the edges of their fields to stop it spreading. The fire star...

Farmers save thousands of pigs by creating fire blocks during blaze

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17 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,News

A farming family has highlighted the dangers of farms for children following the tragic death of their 3-year-old son Stuart. The farm can be a mag...

Family speaks of farm dangers following tragic death of 3-year-old son

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A tractor driver has been described as "very lucky" after escaping major injury following a collision into another vehicle in Shropshire. The A49 a...

'Very lucky' tractor driver escapes major injury following serious collision

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16 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A criminal has sliced the ears off a sheep in a violent attack in Wales, with police now appealing to the public for more information. Alwyn Huxley...

Police appeal for information after sheep's ears sliced off in senseless attack

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16 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,News

An annual campaign which aims to shine a spotlight on improving the farming industry's often poor record on safety will begin today. To mark the st...

Campaign kicks off looking to improve farming's poor safety record

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15 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Sheep farmers have re-emphasised the risks of reintroducing lynx in the UK one year on from the initial licence application by Lynx UK Trust. The N...

Sheep farmers raise concerns one year on from lynx re-introduction application

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14 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,NFU

Sentences for rural crime must act as a deterrent as concerns grow within the farming industry, the NFU tells the Solicitor General. The farming un...

Deterrents needed to stop growing problem of rural crime, NFU tells Solicitor General

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14 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A 29-year old farmer from Northern Ireland has died following an incident involving farm machinery. Philip Capper was a passenger in a green John D...

29-year old farmer killed following farm machinery incident

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13 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A major European police operation that included a big UK presence has seized over 360 tons of illegal or counterfeit pesticides. Operation Silver A...

Major police operation seizes over 360 tons of illegal pesticides

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13 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

National Parks, councils, AONBs and Natural England have been urged to work in partnership to mitigate fire risks as much of the UK continues to bask ...

UK bodies urged to work together to mitigate fire risks in countryside

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13 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

A Cotswold farmer has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after pleading guilty to seven "appalling" animal welfare offences. Cli...

Farmer banned from keeping livestock due to 'appalling' welfare offences

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Conditions are dryer than the fabled summer of 1976 and its putting UK farms at high risk of devastating fires. The UK has basked in prolonged suns...

Harvest conditions ‘driest in living memory’

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11 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The search for a farmer who has been missing for more than a month could take "a number of weeks", according to the police. 70-year-old William Tay...

Search for missing farmer ‘could take weeks’ due to ‘difficult’ conditions

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10 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A new initiative named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire. Bringing together North Yorkshire...

Farmers join police operation to tackle fly tipping in North Yorkshire

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10 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A new telephone line will give farmers and the public the ability to anonymously notify authorities over incidents such as fly tipping and livestock t...

New telephone line ensures farmers can report rural crime anonymously

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9 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farmer who has been missing for more than a month was last seen just days after reporting that his Land Rover had been deliberately set on fire, acc...

Farmer missing for a month last seen days after reporting arson attack

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9 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farm in Northern Ireland has shot a dog which strayed onto the property in fear that it would have compromised safety for customers. The dog, und...

County Antrim farm shoots dog to ‘protect customers’

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7 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

Police are investigating following the release of photos which shows two calves trapped in the back of a car in Wales. The viral photographs, poste...

Photos showing calves in back of a car leads to police investigation

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5 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

New figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that farming still remains the sector with the poorest safety record. Worker deaths from agri...

Farming industry still has the poorest safety record, new figures show

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