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Ilkley Moor landowner Bradford Council is investigating a grisly report from a runner who stumbled across the bodies of two decapitated sheep.
A campaign for better broadband in rural parts of Shropshire may grind to a halt unless new people come forward to take up the cause.
Councillors in Colne agreed to send the “strongest requests” to Lancashire County Council to take action to stop illegal tipping at a Colne farm, after Liberal Democrat Coun. Tony Greaves said it was “just not right that planning bureaucrats sit on their bottoms in Preston and do nothing.”
North Antrim MLA Robin Swann has called on the community to help stamp out any threat to livestock from “young, irresponsible thugs throwing fireworks at farm animals during the Halloween period”.
Pressure is mounting on the Scottish government to confirm when EU support payments will be delivered to farmers.
Steps are being taken to protect an historic wall on a remote Orkney island in the hope of preserving a rare breed of seaweed-eating sheep.