Rural Life news around the UK

26 April 2019

Rural groups unite to resolve shock Natural England decision

26 April 2019

Natural England has temporarily revoked licences for controlling wild birds

Search is on for Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2019

25 April 2019

The competition aims to celebrate the contribution of women in farming

26-year-old farmer to climb UK mountains to raise mental health funds

25 April 2019

The farmer will climb the UK’s highest mountains in just 72 hours

Thousands sign petition calling for BBC to sack Chris Packham

25 April 2019

Over 100,000 people have signed the petition

Farmers slam Natural England's decision to revoke bird control licences

24 April 2019

The NFU has 'significant concerns' over the 'abrupt withdrawal' of the licenses

Farmers encouraged to open gates to public this summer

24 April 2019

89% of visitors in 2018 now have a more positive attitude to farming

Farmers aim to reverse habitat decline on Welsh common land

23 April 2019

Bracken encroachment is a major problem on the 2500 hectares of common land

Over £50,000 raised for Lincolnshire's farming community

23 April 2019

An annual dinner raised thousands for the local rural community

Agricultural society criticised for hosting event with 'anti-farming agenda'

23 April 2019

The society has a contract to host ‘Vegan Camp-Out’ at their showground

Widow of young farmer keen to promote mental health awareness

18 April 2019

Emma lost her husband Dan, an agricultural contractor, when he took his own life

Finding affordable rural housing could now be 'more difficult'

18 April 2019

New proposals could 'damage the vitality' of rural communities

Farmers call for more action to improve security of tenure

17 April 2019

85% of all new Farm Business Tenancies is let for terms of five years or less

Viewers applaud BBC for tackling mental health in farming

17 April 2019

One farmer, just 22, said his life is in 'turmoil'

Small island of Sark looks to find new farmer to redevelop local dairy

17 April 2019

The successful applicant needs to bring over a herd of cows to the island

58% of farm workers holding out for redundancy before switching careers

16 April 2019

60% of agricultural workers complain of shrinking teams and workloads

British Farming Awards 2019 opens for entries

12 April 2019

The British Farming Awards provides a platform to shout about the farming industry

Court rejects Bavarian couple's complaints over cow bell noise

12 April 2019

The court heard a recording of the cow bell noise, measuring over 70 decibels

Annual dinner raises nearly £9,200 for Staffordshire farmers

12 April 2019

The charity has given out £24,600 to farming people in Staffs this year

Hundreds of volunteers take to the countryside in mass clean up

11 April 2019

Hundreds of volunteers picked up litter across the British countryside

Farming union launches 'It's okay to talk' campaign

8 April 2019

Poor mental health continues to be the biggest health topic in the UK

Welsh farmers 'concerned' over proposals to shake up public land access

7 April 2019

Changes could see ‘thrill-seekers’ being granted increased rights on farmland

Video: 'Bessie the cow' flies down zip line to raise funds for farmers

5 April 2019

'Bessie the cow' flew down the UK’s fastest zip line

Agreement reached after row over tenant farmers' eviction

5 April 2019

A tenant farming couple can now remain on the land until they retire

Facebook deletes map showing game farm addresses

2 April 2019

Facebook takes zero-tolerance approach to online bullying

Universal broadband can act as blueprint for action on rural 4G, CLA says

1 April 2019

CLA urges pledge for full-fibre broadband in every home by 2033

Digital tax collection comes into force for businesses

1 April 2019

There are fears that farmers are not well-prepared for the change

Livestock auction markets contribute £3.4bn to rural economy, report shows

1 April 2019

The report shows how both buyers and sellers benefit from fair prices at markets

Campaigners welcome Gove's willingness to save small abattoirs

29 March 2019

Campaigners say local abattoirs ensure traceable meat production

Businesses sponsor 'wooden cow' for schoolchildren to learn about farming

29 March 2019

The aim is to encourage children to think about where their food comes from

England’s first farming health hub to open in Cornwall

28 March 2019

England's first will provide the farming community with much-needed support