RASE give Rugby livestock market an eleventh-hour reprieve

Rugby livestock market has been thrown a lifeline by the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

The market was due to close at Christmas because the council sold off its site. Now the RASE has offered a group of farmers and investors a 99-year lease to relocate the auction mart at the Royal Showground, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

It is expected to cost the group £600,000 to convert the existing sheep buildings.

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