BEDFORD Young Farmers will hold their 52nd County Rally and Show at Manor Farm, Stagsden, Beds (on the A422, between Newport Pagnell and Bedford) on Sat, May 16. Competitions in which nine clubs will take part, start at 9.30am and main ring events at 11.30am. The latter will include a grand parade of livestock. A percentage of the profits will go to the Primrose Centre, Bedford Hospital and the Childrens Hospice for the Eastern Region.
• Staffordshire Young Farmers will hold their annual rally at Heathy Close Farm, Hilderstone, near Stone on Sat, May 9.
• West Midlands area winners through to national finals are as follows: Senior after dinner speaking – Gloucestershire; Intermediate brainstrust – Herefordshire; junior public speaking – Herefordshire; club of the year – Herefordshire; driver of the year – Staffordshire; fence erecting – Herefordshire; efficiency with safety – Herefordshire A; swimming Staffordshire; male hockey – Staffordshire; female football – Shropshire.