Today’s front page: More than 200 new jobs coming to Cirencester following investment for start-ups

MORE than 200 new jobs will be created in Cirencester after millions of pounds were poured into a technology hub.

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) will soon have space for 55 start-up companies keen to push the boundaries of agriculture-technology in its new business “incubator”, Farm491.

Eight fledgling companies have already signed up, including one working on vertical farming, another developing aerial drones to check on crops and a business that builds devices to track stolen horse tack.

The name Farm491 is based on the 491 hectares of prime Cotswold farmland the start-ups can use to test their pioneering designs.

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