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UK: CAP deal ‘a missed opportunity’ says NFU president Peter Kendall

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 January 2014

National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall addresses the Oxford Farming Conference

National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall addresses the Oxford Farming Conference

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Outgoing National Farmers’ Union president Peter Kendall hit out Common Agricultural Policy reform at this week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

He described the deal as “a huge missed opportunity to correct the mistakes of 2003” and make CAP more common, and farming more productive, globally competitive and more market-oriented.

He criticised the introduction of “populist” elements such as greening and capping, and said it was “a profoundly wrong direction”.

Women from Suffolk have described how their lives were rocked by “unfair” changes to pension laws.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

Murray Park in Ipswich is set to get a trim trail as the latest measure to improve facilities.

A top primary school in Martlesham Heath has been given Ofsted’s top rating of ‘outstanding’ in its latest inspection – the first time it achieved the benchmark rating in 50 years.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A hugely popular Suffolk band competition which champions new musical talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

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