Rural life news around the UK

19 August 2019



Put farming first to boost rural areas, think tank says

16 August 2019

The report criticises current barriers

Marts play part in tackling mental health issues

8 August 2019

Livestock markets 'crucial role'

Record-breaking event raises £32k for farmers

7 August 2019

Money raised for charity RABI

Video: Jeremy Clarkson attends sheep auction to buy 'cows'

7 August 2019

Clarkson was filmed attending the auction

Over 100 young farmers help clear flood debris

6 August 2019

The farmers also rebuilt walls

Farmers call for major rewilding project to be scrapped

5 August 2019

It wants to restore 10,000ha of land

Rural crime hits £50m as brazen criminals target farmers

5 August 2019

Rural crime costs reach seven-year high

Farms open gates to schools to inform next generation

31 July 2019

Twelve Welsh farmers will take part

Cowbridge mart closure hits Welsh farmers

31 July 2019

The historic mart is set to shut its doors

British farmers to be represented at Brighton Pride

31 July 2019

The tractor 'Sassy Ferguson' will join the pride

Mental health charity boosted by farming union support

30 July 2019

The charity will be supported over 2 years

Scottish Tories unveil agritourism plan to boost farmers

29 July 2019

Plan to accelerate rural growth

Young farmers to travel world thanks to scholarship

29 July 2019

Seven young farmers will see the world

Unusual features of farming divorces highlighted

29 July 2019

The farmer wants a wife, and possibly a prenup?

Young farmer crowned Woman Farmer of Year

26 July 2019

Nicola Drew runs a beef and sheep farm

Debate ensues over farm traffic during harvest

26 July 2019

'Bear with us while we move our combines about'

Farmers recognised at M&S award ceremony

23 July 2019

Awards given to farmers at Royal Welsh Show

Welsh politicians call for new rural ministerial role

23 July 2019

New minister needed to ‘turbocharge rural areas’

Farmer who battled cancer and depression raises awareness

18 July 2019

'I never knew that there is help available for farmers'

Church to offer help to struggling Welsh farmers

17 July 2019

'Rural-life advisors' to help those in difficulty

'Fully rural now': Jeremy Clarkson updates fans on farm series

15 July 2019

The show will be aired next year

Morrisons unveils £2m farm apprenticeship fund

11 July 2019

It is 'vital' to address future challenges farming faces

Farm bursary launched for young people in Lincs

8 July 2019

Now open for applications for anyone under 25

Women in farming conference calls for 'strength and unity'

5 July 2019

The event saw influential farming women attend

Natural England 'failed to deliver' new general licences

4 July 2019

It follows the revocation of three in April

Tory leadership hopefuls share views on rural issues

4 July 2019

From farming to full fibre broadband

Farmer's wildflower meadow raises money for charity

2 July 2019

Ken Sellick created the two-acre meadow four years ago

Competition seeks photos showing best of Welsh farming

1 July 2019

Competition launched to highlight Welsh farming

BBC's The Archers praised for highlighting 'serious' legal issue

28 June 2019

The series looks at the important issue of farm ownership

Johnson and Hunt urged to back five rural pledges

26 June 2019

Next PM must make a 'public commitment' to rural voters