News: Countryside crime rise linked to cost-of-living crisis

The drop in overall recorded rural crime during the past couple of years (mainly due to the pandemic) is over, and is rising once again (though for some it never really went away, as we all know); which is made worse by the current cost of living. Primary concerns reported as:

Fuel theft
Livestock rustling
Vehicle theft



So another excuse out travelling community can use that they only nicked the new tractor to buy a loaf for their 12kids, which goes to prove crime does pay.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...