31/07/2014

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'Tolkien's Tree' To Be Chopped Down

Oxford City Council has decide to fell "Tolkien's tree" on the grounds of Oxford University after two of its branches came down.

It is understood that experts at the council have decided that the 215-year old black pine.

The decision to chop down the tree, so-named as it was a favourite of JRR Tolkien, has been described as "heart-breaking".

Parts Of Snowdon May Be Sold

A farmer has hit back at critics of farming techniques on Snowdon by saying he may sell parts of Wales' tallest mountain.

Dafydd Morris is understood to be considering putting up to 600 acres of Snowdon on the market, a sale that is estimated could raise £7.5m

It is understood that the exact land to be sold has yet been decided but it is likely to contain Snowdon's most face cliff face.

Mr Morris said that he is "fed up with critics attacking how the area is farmed" and was going to "give them a chance" to manage the land themselves.

Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Being Pulled From Lake

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being pulled from the Blue Lagoon lake in Bletchley near Milton Keynes.

Police say it is the same lake in which a 61-year-old man died last week, after a suspected 'medical episode'.

The latest incident happened at about 17:30 on Wednesday.

It is understood that safety patrols are to be stepped up in the area.

(MH/CD)

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