A little local trouble
A weekly round-up of rural rows
Saturday 01 July 1995
In north Yorkshire campaigners are opposing a proposed chain of giant pylons. The line would run from Teesside to near York, and has provisional approval from the Government. Revolt (Rural England Versus Overhead Line Transmissions) wants objectors to bombard Michael Heseltine, President of the Board of Trade, with anti-pylon postcards. PowerGen supports the campaign, saying there are no economic or technical arguments in favour of the line.
Farmers on Dartmoor are concerned about low-flying aircraft frightening their animals. John Hockridge, a farmer from Sourton, said some of his sheep had been extremely scared by military aircraft flying low over their shed: "They almost jumped out of their pens." A meeting has been arranged for farmers to put their views to the Ministry of Defence.
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
UK evangelist says Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’
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