A good day for:

Pigs, with the announcement that Britain's first ever show for pet pigs will be organised at Liverpool University in April by the Popular Pigs Club. The emphasis will be on good fun and learning about pigs.

A bad day for:

Yuppies, who will have to leave their mobile phones behind if they wish to go pheasant-shooting on Lord Lichfield's land. The Lord has imposed a pounds 20 fine for a mobile phone ringing, rising to pounds 50 if it is answered.