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22 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

Police officers have highlighted how 'heart-breaking' it is to see some farmers suffer from extreme loneliness and isolation. The issue of loneline...

Loneliness in farming community is 'heart-breaking', police officers say

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19 February 2019 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life

Staffordshire County Council will sell some of its council-owned farms to generate money to support public services. Up to £20 million could be gen...

Staffordshire council to sell farms to raise money for public services

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19 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

A Finnish backpacker who posted a request online for a farm job in New Zealand has been met with hundreds of sleazy comments. The 28-year-old woman...

Farm worker met with hundreds of sleazy comments after posting job ad

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14 February 2019 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Plans have been submitted for the re-development of a popular Scottish Borders livestock auction mart. Scottish Borders Council has now received pl...

Plans submitted to re-develop popular Scots Border mart

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12 February 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A North Yorkshire farming couple are enjoying the fruits of their labour after turning their unused farm buildings into holiday cottages. As they ...

North Yorkshire farmers reap rewards of holiday letting

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12 February 2019 | Government,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A parliamentary group which aims to protect the best interests of British hill farmers has launched today after disbanding back in 2015. Farmers ma...

Hill farming parliamentary group launches

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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News,Rural Life

Northern Irish farmers have reached their ambitious target of raising £200,000 for an air ambulance charity. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has sm...

Farmers raise £200,000 for air ambulance charity

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11 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

Farmers are being cut off from building businesses, accessing digital services and going about their daily lives due to inadequate phone signal and 4G...

Farmers suffer as basic mobile call not possible in third of rural homes

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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,News,Rural Life

A week-long campaign which aims to highlight the importance of mental health for those who work in the farming industry has been launched. Poor men...

Campaign to highlight importance of farmers' mental health

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11 February 2019 | News,Other Livestock,Rural Life,Sheep

An 'off the grid' farm in the Devon countryside has become the UK's first business to offer customers 'alpaca yoga'. Rosebud Alpacas, a self-styled...

'Off the grid' Devon farm UK first to offer 'alpaca yoga'

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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

The rural sector has welcomed proposals announced by Sajid Javid on illegal encampments on private land, which would make it easier for police officer...

Rural sector welcomes clamp down on illegal encampments

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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,NFU,Rural Life

The dangers of UV exposure to farmers' skin is set to be uncovered at the upcoming NFU Conference in Birmingham. According to a recent study by Imp...

Danger of UV exposure to farmers' skin to be highlighted

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7 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

A newly launched research project is set to explore and enhance the mental wellbeing of the Scotland's farmers. Researchers are looking to work wit...

Project to explore mental health of Scotland’s farmers

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6 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

The agricultural industry contributes 9 percent of the UK's small and medium sized businesses, according to new figures. Recent data suggests that ...

Agricultural businesses contribute 9 percent to all UK's SMEs

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6 February 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

People who live in rural areas across England and Wales have been reminded to apply for the Prince’s Countryside Fund grant scheme which has grants of...

Grant scheme offers £50,000 for new rural projects

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5 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed his love for farming and conservation when he isn't participating in his 'punishing' television schedule. The Grand To...

Jeremy Clarkson reveals love of farming when away from 'punishing' schedule

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1 February 2019 | News,Rural Life

Over 100 farm contractors have helped grit the roads in North Yorkshire during the current spell of wintry conditions. The county has been at the r...

Over 100 farm contractors help grit North Yorkshire's rural roads

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31 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

A major British egg producer has raised thousands for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service and for the life-saving work they do. Fundraising by ...

Egg farmers raise thousands for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service

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30 January 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

Hundreds of lots went under the hammer for the Farmers’ Charity Auction, raising over £55,000 with more donations still coming in. Around 400 lots,...

Farmers' Charity Auction raises over £55,000

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30 January 2019 | News,Rural Life

Drivers on rural roads have been warned to take extra care as temperatures are set to plummet across the UK. Following a mild winter to date across...

Drivers on rural roads told to take care as temperatures plummet

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29 January 2019 | News,Rural Life

Farmers and rural businesses are not prepared for forthcoming changes to VAT returns, and should act now to avoid financial penalties. That is the ...

Farmers 'are not prepared' for forthcoming changes to VAT returns

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29 January 2019 | News,Rural Life

Welsh farmers remain 'second class citizens' when it comes to accessing broadband and mobile coverage, with nearly half saying they don't receive suff...

Farmers are 'second class citizens' when accessing sufficient broadband

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28 January 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A full-fledged eSports league with 10 tournaments across Europe has been launched for the popular video game Farming Simulator. The best teams will...

Farming Simulator competition to launch with prizes in the thousands

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25 January 2019 | News,Property News,Rural Life

Fewer affordable homes are being built in small villages because local authorities are continuing to ignore the potential of developing farmland, acco...

Potential of farmland still ignored in rural housing crisis, says CLA

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24 January 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life

A farming charity has paid out more than £1.4m in regular grants last year to financially support retired, elderly, and disabled farmers. The Royal...

RABI paid out £1.4m in 2018 to support retired and elderly farmers

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