Rural Life news around the UK

19 June 2019

Young farmers raise £11,500 for mental health charity

19 June 2019

9 Peaks Challenge raises over £11.5k for charity

Warden needed to maintain dyke for unique North Ronaldsay sheep

18 June 2019

The 200-year-old dyke keeps the unique breed on the foreshore

170 vehicles stopped in rural fly-tipping clampdown

17 June 2019

Focus on rural fly-tipping sees defective vehicles taken off roads

Defra unveils three new general licences to control wild birds

14 June 2019

The new licences will help farmers control wild birds

230,000 people visited a farm on Open Farm Sunday

12 June 2019

85% of farmers hosted to inform the public about farming

Farmers tell Prince William Brexit could be 'dire' for business

12 June 2019

One farmer said 'it’s like turkeys voting for Christmas'

Wild Justice launches new legal challenge against general licence

11 June 2019

The environmental group is challenging aspects of GL26

Planned HS2 work threatens Kenilworth Show

11 June 2019

HS2 is threatening the future of the traditional agricultural show

Farming minister applauds Open Farm Sunday during Yorkshire visit

11 June 2019

Robert Goodwill visited a North Yorkshire farm for the day

Dairy farmer awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

11 June 2019

Abi Reader has been recognised for her services to farming

Well-known farmer and 'dedicated' auctioneer dies after accident

11 June 2019

Cumbrian farmer David Thomlinson was known for his 'outstanding dedication'

Rural groups list demands in 4G implementation

10 June 2019

The #4GForAll campaign sets out four tests

Farmers across UK open their gates for Open Farm Sunday

9 June 2019

Farmers have opened their gates for Open Farm Sunday

Barclays' managers to learn about farmers' mental wellbeing

7 June 2019

They will learn about the mental health triggers that affect farmers

MPs ask farmers whether broadband speeds are adequate enough

29 May 2019

Broadband and mobile infrastructure remain a central issue for farmers

Yorkshire farmers call for increased support post-Brexit

28 May 2019

Survey asks Yorkshire farmers to shape industry action plan

Elon Musk hires rural museum worker behind viral sheep tweet

28 May 2019

The 28 year old has now been hired by Tesla

Jeremy Clarkson swaps super cars for tractors in new series

28 May 2019

The series will be filmed on his 1,000 acre farm

Farmer seeks green light to build 'secure dog walking facility'

24 May 2019

He wants to build four dog walking paddocks

Welsh farmers applauded for raising money for charity

17 May 2019

The money raised helped farming families in difficulty

Brexit and climate change affecting farmers' mental health, NFU says

16 May 2019

Support for rural areas will become 'ever more important'

Farm launches therapeutic horse meditation sessions

16 May 2019

The Cumbrian farm's sessions offers the chance to 'escape'

Farmers count losses 'everyday' after General Licence revocation

15 May 2019

Crops and livestock are damaged 'everyday' by 'problematic' birds

Farmer accused of 'industrial-scale destruction' after drystone wall removal

15 May 2019

He removed six miles of drystone wall from his farm

Young farmers vote to increase NFYFC subscription fee

14 May 2019

National subscription fee will rise by 20% from Sept 2019

Scheme helps young farmer form partnership with grandparents

14 May 2019

Llyr, 21, is now in partnership with his grandparents' farm

Farmer tells other to see 'bigger picture' and diversify

10 May 2019

Roddy Hamilton is investing in a new 'glamping' project

Gove proposes to relax woodpigeon shooting legislation

10 May 2019

Michael Gove may relax shooting legislation

MPs to question Natural England over wild bird fiasco

9 May 2019

MPs are concerned over Natural England's handling of the issue

Young farmers raise money for charities after Blackpool weekend

9 May 2019

Thousands of pounds raised for charities close to farmers' hearts