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Foot-and-mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease continues through June, with several new cases a day. The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs says there are still a number of "problem areas" in Wales, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Devon. BBC News Online follows the story in Audio and Video.


25 June 2001

New Minister visits Yorkshire Dales

Margaret Beckett heads the government's foot-and-mouth strategy
Margaret Beckett heads the government's foot-and-mouth strategy

The new Secretary of State for the renamed Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Margaret Beckett visits the Yorkshire Dales meeting farmers and witnesses the impact of foot-and-mouth. The BBC's Richard Wells reports.

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23 June 2001

Brecon Beacons hit by new outbreak

The Brecon Beacons had only just been reopened
The Brecon Beacons had only just been reopened

A new foot-and-mouth outbreak closes one of Wales's most popular walking peaks - just a week after it was re-opened to visitors. Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons was shut after a new case was confirmed on Modrydd Farm. The BBC's Caroline Evans reports.

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15 June 2001

Pressure grows for Public Inquiry

Farms continue to be investigated by vets
Farms continue to be investigated by vets

Demands are growing for an inquiry into the foot-and-mouth epidemic as the deputy director-general of the NFU in England and Wales admits his organisation has made mistakes in handling the crisis. The BBC's Tim Hirsch reports.

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9 June 2001

Lake District footpaths re-opened

The countryside is beginning to open up
The countryside is beginning to open up

Large parts of the Lake District are re-opened for the first time since foot-and-mouth disease struck the area. Since restrictions came into force, it has been estimated that hotels and guest houses in the area have lost about 60% of their revenue. The BBC's Kim Barnes reports.

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1 June 2001

Farmer charged over initial outbreak

Police believe the outbreak began at Burnside farm
Police believe the outbreak began at Burnside farm

Northumberland County Council has confirmed it is to bring six charges against Bobby Waugh, the farmer at the centre of investigations into the source of the foot-and-mouth epidemic. The BBC's Andrew Burroughs reports.

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