Rural-life news around the UK

25 June 2019



Rural communities demand major change from next PM

25 June 2019

Just 8.5% of rural people think the countryside has improved

'Naked Farmer Cricket Day' raises £43k for mental health charity

24 June 2019

The charity helped a farmer who suffered from depression

Derbyshire County Show hit by livestock restrictions

22 June 2019

The show is 'unable to host' cattle and sheep

Farmers look at ways to keep Welsh language surviving

20 June 2019

There is a 'strong link' between Welsh and agriculture

Families wanted for new series of BBC's This Farming Life

20 June 2019

The programme gives viewers an insight into UK agriculture

Enquiry called into Conwy Council’s ‘witch hunt’ against farmer

19 June 2019

The council 'aggressively pursued' farmer Daniel Jones

Young farmers raise £11,500 for mental health charity

19 June 2019

9 Peaks Challenge raises over £11.5k for charity

Warden needed to maintain dyke for unique North Ronaldsay sheep

18 June 2019

The 200-year-old dyke keeps the unique breed on the foreshore

170 vehicles stopped in rural fly-tipping clampdown

17 June 2019

Focus on rural fly-tipping sees defective vehicles taken off roads

Defra unveils three new general licences to control wild birds

14 June 2019

The new licences will help farmers control wild birds

230,000 people visited a farm on Open Farm Sunday

12 June 2019

85% of farmers hosted to inform the public about farming

Farmers tell Prince William Brexit could be 'dire' for business

12 June 2019

One farmer said 'it’s like turkeys voting for Christmas'

Wild Justice launches new legal challenge against general licence

11 June 2019

The environmental group is challenging aspects of GL26

Planned HS2 work threatens Kenilworth Show

11 June 2019

HS2 is threatening the future of the traditional agricultural show

Farming minister applauds Open Farm Sunday during Yorkshire visit

11 June 2019

Robert Goodwill visited a North Yorkshire farm for the day

Dairy farmer awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

11 June 2019

Abi Reader has been recognised for her services to farming

Well-known farmer and 'dedicated' auctioneer dies after accident

11 June 2019

Cumbrian farmer David Thomlinson was known for his 'outstanding dedication'

Rural groups list demands in 4G implementation

10 June 2019

The #4GForAll campaign sets out four tests

Farmers across UK open their gates for Open Farm Sunday

9 June 2019

Farmers have opened their gates for Open Farm Sunday

Barclays' managers to learn about farmers' mental wellbeing

7 June 2019

They will learn about the mental health triggers that affect farmers

MPs ask farmers whether broadband speeds are adequate enough

29 May 2019

Broadband and mobile infrastructure remain a central issue for farmers

Yorkshire farmers call for increased support post-Brexit

28 May 2019

Survey asks Yorkshire farmers to shape industry action plan

Elon Musk hires rural museum worker behind viral sheep tweet

28 May 2019

The 28 year old has now been hired by Tesla

Jeremy Clarkson swaps super cars for tractors in new series

28 May 2019

The series will be filmed on his 1,000 acre farm

Farmer seeks green light to build 'secure dog walking facility'

24 May 2019

He wants to build four dog walking paddocks

Welsh farmers applauded for raising money for charity

17 May 2019

The money raised helped farming families in difficulty

Brexit and climate change affecting farmers' mental health, NFU says

16 May 2019

Support for rural areas will become 'ever more important'

Farm launches therapeutic horse meditation sessions

16 May 2019

The Cumbrian farm's sessions offers the chance to 'escape'

Farmers count losses 'everyday' after General Licence revocation

15 May 2019

Crops and livestock are damaged 'everyday' by 'problematic' birds

Farmer accused of 'industrial-scale destruction' after drystone wall removal

15 May 2019

He removed six miles of drystone wall from his farm