South Lincolnshire farms have been hit hard by rural crime this year, with more than £2million worth of damage done since January.
Peterborough: Eurostar East Coast Bid
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar is bidding to operate the key London to Scotland rail route which passes through Peterborough.
Eurostar is launching a joint bid with French company Keolis to run the East Coast line.
The successful bidder for East Coast, which has been operated in the public sector since 2009, is expected to be announced in October 2014, with the new franchise starting in February 2015.
Eurostar would take a minority share in the Keolis-Eurostar consortium.
Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic said: "By joining forces with Keolis, we bring a unique blend of expertise and innovation with a fresh perspective.
The East Coast franchise is a vital economic artery and a key route for both business and leisure passengers which represents an exciting opportunity for future growth and investment.''
East Coast has been run under the control of the Department for Transport since November 2009 after National Express pulled out.
Its return to the private sector has been opposed by Labour and rail unions who have pointed out that the company offers good value for money for taxpayers.
Keolis, which is majority owned by French rail company SNCF, has considerable experience in UK rail.
It jointly operates four franchises - Southern, Southeastern, London Midland and TransPennine Express. Keolis also operates the NET network.
Keolis UK chief executive Alistair Gordon said: "I believe that our ability to draw upon an international track record of delivering complex long-distance services, coupled with Eurostar's reputation for customer excellence, is a unique proposition.''
Network Rail Use Dedicated Rail Crane To Start Lifting De-railed Wagons At Manea
Two fairground workers have pleaded not guilty to charges they face over the death of a school girl on a bouncy castle in Essex.
It's hoped passenger trains will be running on the Ely to Peterborough line again by Monday.
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