A farmer, who hid his house behind a haystack for 4 years to try to get around planning laws, has been given until June 2016 to pull it down or face a 3 month jail sentence.

Mr Fidler (appropriately named) has ignored enforcement notices and a court order requiring demolition of the castle-like house.

Fidler is now arguing that he cannot demolish the house because an ecological survey has established the presence of protected bats and newts around the property.

A High Court judge accused him of making "more contrived and lame excuses". What alot of lengths to go to order to keep your mock Tudor castle home...