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The decline of pigeon racing, a multi-million pound boost for the Welsh timber industry and ringing seabirds on puffin island.

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30 minutes

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Mon 9 Jun 2014 05:30

Pigeons, Timber and Puffin Island

  • The future of pigeon-racing in Wales is under threat - the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union demands a change in the law so members can take measures to protect their birds from hawks.
  • The Welsh timber industry received a boost this week with the announcement that a sawmill in Powys signed a multi-million pound, 10-year contract to buy larch timber from forests owned by the Welsh Government.
  • And we visit the sawmill in Denbighshire firing the wood-fuelled pizza ovens in London
  • From the price of milk to school closures - the challenges of rural life will be the focus of a new group being launched by the Church in Wales.
  • And ringing seabirds on Puffin Island - time to take stock and assess the impact of the winter storms.