Rural life news around the UK

7 April 2020



Coronavirus: NFU Mutual pledges £32m rural support package

6 April 2020

Insurer unveils farming and rural support

'Massive disconnect': Helen Skelton urges public to respect farmers

6 April 2020

TV presenter tells people to respect producers

Coronavirus: Emergency document to help farmers in case they fall ill

3 April 2020

Scottish farmers urged to make plan B

'Much valued' farm charity worker dies at age 55

2 April 2020

A RSABI charity worker has passed away

£100k fund to help farming community support groups

2 April 2020

Prince’s Countryside Fund unveils emergency fund

Coronavirus: Farm opens drive thru shop to minimise contact

2 April 2020

West Sussex farm unveils genius idea

Coronavirus: Farmer mows giant NHS sign in show of solidarity

2 April 2020

He spent two hours planning and mowing

Coronavirus: Landlords and farm tenants urged to 'work closely'

1 April 2020

Both parties told to adopt mutual understanding

Coronavirus: Lake District farmers urge public to remain at home

31 March 2020

'Please don’t leave your home to come to ours'

Coronavirus: Young farmer urges public to 'say safe and stay indoors'

31 March 2020

She said farmers are 'at risk' of Covid-19 spread

Coronavirus: Union calls for more action to protect food producers

30 March 2020

More financial protection for farmers needed

Coronavirus: Virtual 'Countryside Hub' to provide info to rural firms

27 March 2020

Service will provide essential information

Coronavirus: Farmers urged to seek support if they need it

26 March 2020

Covid-19 could take its toll on many farmers

Coronavirus: Livestock mart teams up with online auction platform

26 March 2020

Scottish co-op introduces online bidding

Call for more support for rural firms impacted by Covid-19

25 March 2020

Government support urged to be 'rural proofed'

Coronavirus: Livestock marts introduce raft of new safety measures

25 March 2020

New restrictions for vendors and buyers to follow

Coronavirus: Farmer punched '15 times' after telling walker to go home

25 March 2020

The Derbyshire farmer was disinfecting his gate

Lincolnshire Show called off due to coronavirus fears

24 March 2020

One of Linc's flagship events cancelled

'Panic buyers welcome': Jeremy Clarkson says farm shop still open

24 March 2020

Clarkson welcomes Covid-19 panic buyers

Coronavirus: Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh cancelled

24 March 2020

Two of the biggest farm events cancelled

Coronavirus: National park raises concern over visitor numbers

23 March 2020

Potential to spread virus to rural communities

Coronavirus: Farmers highlight importance of UK self sufficiency

23 March 2020

Comes just weeks after Dr Tim Leunig's comments

Covid-19 forces more agricultural shows to cancel

22 March 2020

Prominent farming events cancelled due to virus

Coronavirus: Farmers' children can still go to school

20 March 2020

Schools now closed to most UK children

YFYFC postpones meetings and events due to coronavirus

20 March 2020

'We must respect the government's decision'

Coronavirus: Livestock marts urged to tighten public health rules

19 March 2020

Sales continue and marts still open for business

'Keep calm and carry online': Farm shop to deliver food to vulnerable

19 March 2020

Flower Farm in Surrey takes business online

Open Farm Sunday to be postponed due to coronavirus

19 March 2020

One day event to be delayed due to virus

Rural groups join forces to fight Wild Justice legal battle

17 March 2020

Organisations unite for legal battle