Porkers' pong problems

High Court moves are being brought by the Vale of White Horse District Council in a bid to curb the activities of one of Oxfordshire's most established pig farmers. The moves follow public complaints about smells and pollution said to amount to a health hazard. The council has issued a summons seeking a court order to restrict the farming work of Didcot-based RJ Allen and Partners, at Winterbrook Farm, Blewbury, where the summons says Allens has kept pigs since 1952.