Rural life news around the UK

3 July 2020



Prince Charles encourages public to visit farm parks

2 July 2020

Farm attractions to open in England on 4 July

NSA Sheep Event cancelled entirely for 2020

2 July 2020

Covid-19 crisis forces outright cancellation

PM's pledge to simplify planning system welcomed by rural sector

1 July 2020

Plans aim to kick start post-Covid economy

Farmer to shave off lockdown-beard for air ambulance charity

1 July 2020

The dairy farmer has already raised over £3,000

Hill farmer elected to lead Yorkshire Dales National Park

1 July 2020

'Nature friendly' upland farmer elected

New start-up grant to help Welsh rural firms during pandemic

30 June 2020

New rural businesses encouraged to apply

Livestock marts urge social distancing to avoid future disruption

27 June 2020

Second spike would have 'severe implications'

Closed marts and called-off shows 'impacting farmers' wellbeing'

25 June 2020

Rural charities expect rise in calls from farmers

Rural councils demand more support to tackle climate change

25 June 2020

Countryside on 'frontline' of climate change effects

NFU gathering evidence to help UK-wide sky lantern ban

25 June 2020

Farmers impacted urged to share their story

Coronavirus: Rural groups welcome 4 July re-opening

24 June 2020

PM confirms hotels and campsites to reopen

Virtual event to look at importance of farmers' mental health

24 June 2020

Webinar will be hosted by Emma Picton-Jones

Farmers spread slurry around 'Blue Lagoon' to deter visitors

23 June 2020

Follows 'huge amount' of visitors in the area

Auction and online quiz raises £10,000 for Cornish farmers

22 June 2020

It follows cancellation of Royal Cornwall Show

Most farms bracing for profit losses post-coronavirus, finds survey

19 June 2020

Survey lays bare the effect of virus on rural firms

Video: Farmers urge others to #KeepTalking after family tragedy

18 June 2020

New video raises importance of mental health

Public access: Scottish farmers slam 'irresponsible minority'

18 June 2020

Lockdown has been 'difficult' for farmers

National Trust acquires slice of Lorna Doone landscape

17 June 2020

The Exmoor purchase includes Lorna Doone Farm

National Trust says disposable BBQs to blame for wildfires

17 June 2020

UK has seen numerous wildfires recently

Charity urges 'reinvestment' in county farms as sell-offs continue

14 June 2020

Loss of county farms has increased fivefold

Rural businesses call on schools to teach Countryside Code

12 June 2020

Follows numerous incidents in countryside

Coronavirus: Scottish rural tourism set to open next month

11 June 2020

Agri-tourism businesses set to benefit

Coronavirus: Jimmy's Farm to reopen after 'rock bottom trading'

11 June 2020

Farm attraction has seen 'hardest of times'

Coronavirus: Public join farmers for virtual farm tours

10 June 2020

Open Farm Sunday went virtual for first time

Dash cam project to help reduce livestock collisions

10 June 2020

Unique project aims to improve rural road safety

Government urged to support UK's dwindling small abattoirs

9 June 2020

Just 62 small abattoirs exist in UK today

Scottish estates appeal for help after anti-social behaviour

8 June 2020

A minority of people have 'wreaked havoc'

Coronavirus: Farming union proposes 'truly novel' drive-in AGM

8 June 2020

The plan would involve cars and large screens

Social-media savvy young farmer to spur on women in farming

5 June 2020

She will be a keynote speaker in upcoming event

Coronavirus: Countryside visitors asked to show 'more respect'

4 June 2020

Public urged to show 'more consideration' to farmers