Preston teenager killed in tractor-motorbike road collision

Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

A teenager has died following a collision with a tractor on Preston road in Grimsargh, Lanchashire, yesterday night (September 13).

The 19-year-old from Preston, was riding a Honda motorbike towards Longridge, close to the junction with Back Lane, when the fatal collision occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor, a 16-year-old boy also from Preston, was not injured.

Police were called to the scene around 9:10p.m Monday night.

Sgt. Marc Glass, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.”

Police are appealing for any information and urging witnesses to come forward.

“An investigation is underway into the circumstances around the collision and we would encourage any witnesses to come forward,” Sgt. Glass said.

“If you can help police please call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 1440 of September 13.”

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...