Rural life news around the UK

16 October 2019



Farms safeguarded against crimes in police initiative

10 October 2019

More than 40 farms safeguarded

Video: Empty wellies highlight issue of mental health

10 October 2019

Each welly represents a farmer who took their own life

Villagers object to Jeremy Clarkson's farm shop plan

9 October 2019

Clarkson has defended his farm proposals

Clarkson's new farming series officially in production

4 October 2019

Filming started this autumn

Milk vending machine praised for reconnecting public with farmers

4 October 2019

It also cuts down on food miles and waste

Chancellor targets rural vote with £5bn broadband pledge

1 October 2019

Commitment to boost rural connectivity

YFCs 'fundamental' for rural young people, Chief Whip says

30 September 2019

Young Farmers' Clubs 'fundamental' to rural areas

Scottish 'detox' farm fights to keep area phone mast free

30 September 2019

The farm doesn't want phone connectivity

Essex farmer runs 'one of the best gyms in the world'

27 September 2019

Tom Kemp runs the gym straight from the farm

Direct public access to farms 'could build more trust'

27 September 2019

Farmers could 'communicate with consumers' better

New land matching service launched in Scotland

27 September 2019

The support service will help new entrants

'Shift happens': Tour to promote positive mental health for farmers

27 September 2019

New series of talks to commence next week

Debate held on how Labour can appeal more to rural areas

25 September 2019

Labour hold none of the top 50 rural constituencies

One week left to sign up for Farm Resilience Programme

23 September 2019

It offers free business skills training

National parks must work more closely with farmers, CLA says

23 September 2019

Major review calls for radical plan for NPs

Video: Jeremy Clarkson 'plants seagulls' on his farm

23 September 2019

'I've decided to plant seagulls this year'

Boom in farm building conversions fuels rural fears

21 September 2019

England sees sharp rise in conversions

Farming union raises thousands for rural charity

20 September 2019

Nearly £40,000 raised for two charities

Rural and urban digital divide 'hinders' farm businesses, MPs say

18 September 2019

There continues to be 'frustration' in rural areas

National Trust on search for Lake District farm leader

17 September 2019

Senior leader needed to look after 90 farms

UK livestock marts praised for prioritising animal welfare

16 September 2019

Animal welfare of 'paramount importance' in marts

Controversial rewilding plan and farmers 'could work side by side'

12 September 2019

Rewilding Britain seeks to calm farmers' fears

Bomb disposal attend farm after explosive device confusion

12 September 2019

Metal detectorists found potential bomb on farm

Farmers affected by mental health issues urged to seek help

10 September 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day gets underway

Michael Portillo to promote British wool in Sheep Drive

5 September 2019

He will lead sheep across London Bridge

Farmers to take part in bale art competition

3 September 2019

Weetabix has launched the competition

Rural litter in spotlight after can becomes stuck in sheep's mouth

2 September 2019

Drinks can found stuck in a sheep's mouth

'Meet The Farmer' film trail showcases South Downs farming

30 August 2019

Film trail shows nature-friendly farming

Can stuck in sheep's mouth highlights rural rubbish blight

30 August 2019

Issue of rubbish in countryside highlighted

Grant safeguards Isle of Mull's only abattoir

29 August 2019

Financial support pledged to abattoir