DEFRA have lifted the two Temporary Control Zones in the Hampshire area, following negative test results for foot and mouth disease.

The premises, one on the Hampshire/West Sussex border near Petersfield and one near West Tytherley on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, have both tested negative for the disease

This is following the confirmation of a seventh case of foot and mouth disease, confrimed yesterdat as a farm near Englefield Green in Surrey, within the existing Egham protection zone.