Askham Bryan College in Yorkshire has been appointed to run courses at the well-loved Cumbrian agricultural college, Newton Rigg. Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Borders is seeking 6000 names on a petition for the college to remain a resource for agriculture in Cumbria. Not that there’s a lack of faith in the Yorkshire agriculture college’s expertise; it’s more to do with seeking assurance that Newton Rigg and its land will be safe for future generations.Read more and link to the petition.

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