Piglet joy for farm staff
STAFF at Sheffield's Heeley City Farm finally have something to smile about after Violet the sow gave birth to seven piglets.
Only three months ago staff and volunteers were left devastated after an intruder broke in and slaughtered an entire litter born to another pig.
But while staff mourned, Violet was quietly confident she would have a surprise in store. Now she is busy bringing up seven excitable piglets - and staff are determined they will have a safe upbringing.
• See tomorrow’s Star for full story and pictures, and visit www.thestar.co.uk/video for exclusive footage of the piglets.