Rural life news around the UK

1 March 2021

EE to boost connectivity in more than 500 rural areas

25 February 2021

Hundreds of upgrades to commence this year

New scheme to address Scottish rural gender inequality

23 February 2021

It will provide training support for women

Government urged to back UK rural tourism this summer

23 February 2021

Rural tourism businesses may reopen on 12 April

Rural and urban divide continues to grow, NFU warns

23 February 2021

Government urged to 'level up' rural Britain

New scheme to boost rural mobile coverage in Devon

22 February 2021

Booster scheme also available in Somerset

New NFYFC chairman elected 25 years after her father

22 February 2021

Rachel Goldie is the new chairman of NFYFC

Struggling rural charity launches urgent hay appeal

19 February 2021

Redwings Horse Sanctuary sees severe hay shortage

Mental health: Young farmer recalls decision to quit farming

19 February 2021

Dan Goodwin shares his story for Mind Your Head

Farm launches new beer to help raise funds for charity

18 February 2021

Funds will go to the Farming Community Network

Farmer mental health during Covid focus of new research

16 February 2021

Study will see how support can be improved

'Mind Your Head': Weeklong mental wellbeing campaign starts

15 February 2021

Calls to farming charities increased in 2020

NZ dairy farmer speaks candidly about mental health battle

12 February 2021

He urges UK farmers to 'put themselves first'

Gamekeepers record 'alarming increase' in abuse and threats

10 February 2021

Calls for better protection for gamekeepers

Bids to secure future of Newton Rigg unsuccessful

9 February 2021

Agri college set to close for good this year

NFU Mutual pledges £2.75m rural support package

9 February 2021

Countryside support fund announced by insurer

Royal Highland organisers 'optimistic' for 2021 show

9 February 2021

Royal Highland Show still on course to take place

Four in 10 farmers have slow and unreliable broadband

9 February 2021

Poor connectivity is leaving farmers behind

Farmers criticise plan to restrict airguns for under 18s

9 February 2021

14-17-year-olds face losing ability to use airguns

Make rural tourism VAT cut permanent, CLA says

8 February 2021

Move could 'add £4.5bn to economy'

SpaceX satellites could transform UK rural businesses

8 February 2021

Much of rural UK is crippled by poor connectivity

Coronavirus: Turriff Show to be cancelled for second year

8 February 2021

Large two-day event called off due to uncertainty

New record after working sheep dog sells for £28,455

5 February 2021

Kim surpasses the previous record of £20,000

Hill farmer urges visitors to stop using uplands as 'playground'

4 February 2021

'Grown men are shredding moorlands to pieces'

#Run1000: Over £45,000 raised for farming charities

3 February 2021

1,200 participants took part in the charity event

Brits value farmers more than any other nationality, says survey

2 February 2021

UK public have high degree of respect for farmers

Mobile operators to build 222 4G masts in rural areas

29 January 2021

It will 'enhance the lives of millions in countryside'

Royal Welsh Show called off for second year running

27 January 2021

Wales' flagship event will make a return in 2022

Scottish rural firms slam 'disastrous' short-term lets regulations

27 January 2021

The regulations would create a new licensing system

Public urged not to feed farm animals after death of pony

26 January 2021

Pony suffocated after eating raw potato peelings

Kevin Evans top performer again at Skipton sheep dog sale

26 January 2021

He sees high price hat-trick and £14,300 top call