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Middle England civil unrest builds as agricultural advisors’ strike hits The Archers

emergency meeting called at the Bull next Friday, if all the crops aren't ruined by rainA strike by agricultural advisers has led to a mountain of unapproved scripts in the offices and corridors of the Radio 4 flagship drama The Archers.

Arthur Heffer, BBC agricultural liaison executive, explained: ‘Without the scrutiny of a qualified agricultural advisor, it would be sheer madness to let a script go into production.’

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2013
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Safety fears as green protestors assaulted by genetically modified wheat

wheat now able to walk like a triffidThe long-term viability of genetically-modified (GM) crops has been called into question, after members of an anti-GM group were viciously assaulted by roaming wheat columns larger than a double-decker bus.

Protestors broke into the Hertfordshire field where the feisty crop is being grown with the intention of uprooting it and setting it alight, but their plans were thwarted when several bundles of wheat proved to be aggressively self-aware.

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Posted: May 27th, 2012
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‘Realistic’ Farmville upgrade features battery hens pecking off their own flesh

Kentucky Fried Chicken keeps poking you and wants to be your friendFacebook users showed their disapproval after an upgrade to one of their most popular games, Farmville, prompted thousands of complaints that it has rendered the game much less enjoyable and in some cases unplayable.

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Posted: Mar 25th, 2010
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Britain to achieve ‘skunk self-sufficiency’ by 2010

Britain could be net exporters by 2011‘Great news for British spliff farmers, and proves we can compete with Lebanon and Morocco.’

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Posted: Mar 22nd, 2009
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