ORGANISERS made the “heart-breaking” decision to call off the Great Yorkshire Show last night.

The annual three-day event got under way in Harrogate yesterday.

But heavy rain forced organisers to call off the show yesterday evening.

A spokesman said: “After three months of unprecedented rainfall we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Great Yorkshire Show on the evening of the first day – after suffering a further 30-minute deluge this afternoon.

“Sadly the car parks just did not hold up and so, for health and safety reasons, we simply could not continue.

“This is a heart-breaking decision for everyone who loves the Great Yorkshire Show and is involved in making it so special.”

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