9 November 2001


&#8226 Members of Hagley Young Farmers Club have received nearly £5000 National Lottery cash. The grant will allow the Worcs group to organise trips, speakers, and provide a relaunch event and new members evening. Spokesperson Sarah Lacey says: "Young Farmers have had a tough time this year with foot-and-mouth preventing the usual events. We have had a tough battle to get the club going again. Now that we have this money, its time for members to pull together and see what we can really achieve."

&#8226 Womens rugby, bullying, holidaying and farming were topics all covered at the Gwent Federations annual Junior Public speaking finals during National New Members Week. Winner of the Lady Brecon Cup was David Barrell from Abergavenny YFC. Adjudicator David Probert said: "The standard of all entries was very high."