Saddleworth Moor fires - NFU comment

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NFU North West regional director David Hall said: “The fires on Saddleworth Moor have already had significant impact on the farmland, wildlife and nearby communities.

“We are working with our regional offices to support members affected as well as working with the local authorities to assist where possible. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.

"We would ask anyone, when out in the countryside, to help protect the natural environment by following the Countryside Code, taking any trace of their visit home.”

The Countryside Code sets out responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.

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