Rural life news around the UK

15 January 2020



More than 4 in 10 farmers don’t have adequate broadband

14 January 2020

New survey shows big issues with connectivity

McDonald’s and Prince’s Countryside Fund enter into partnership

9 January 2020

They hope to improve resilience of UK farmers

RAF base deals with unusual alarm – a herd of cows

8 January 2020

The cattle had broke out from a nearby farm

Fundraiser supports farmer after loss of husband

4 January 2020

Thousands of pounds has been donated

Farmers raise over £73,000 in honour of auctioneer

30 December 2019

Money raised for important rural charities

Prince Charles and charities show support for flood-affected farmers

24 December 2019

Follows recent flooding in Derbyshire

Rural sector backs government’s review of business rates

20 December 2019

The support is 'long overdue'

Rural workers protest against Chris Packham

19 December 2019

150 rural workers protest against the celebrity

Continuing professional development 'crucial' for farming

19 December 2019

A young farmer says industry should focus on CPD

Farmers take part in specialised first aid course

17 December 2019

Course aims to reduce on-farm fatalities

Council puts county farm back on market after funder backs out

16 December 2019

Residents looking to save farm are back at square one

New government urged to stop county farms' sell-offs

16 December 2019

Campaigners call for county farms to be protected

'Men-only' farm event allows women for first time

12 December 2019

First time in one hundred years

Christmas-obsessed farmer gives Jersey cows festive jumpers

10 December 2019

The farmer is the island's biggest Xmas fan

£5,000 available to help rural business with new venture

9 December 2019

Rural fund to help countryside businesses

Landowners affected by M54 to M6 link road urged to prepare

4 December 2019

Preparation for major road development underway

Thousands of farmers protest in Dublin and Paris

29 November 2019

Concern over governments' agricultural policies

Women in Scottish farming 'downplayed' and 'unseen'

29 November 2019

New report looks at advancing gender equality

#farmingcares campaign to 'tell real story' of UK farming

28 November 2019

New social media campaign launched

Rural residents help police seize poacher's car

27 November 2019

Public help stop potential rural crime

PM pledges to fast-track plans to boost signals in rural areas

27 November 2019

Increased phone coverage in countryside

19,500-acre Scottish estate has general licence use restricted

27 November 2019

Concerns over wildlife crime

Scheme facilitates joint venture arrangement for two farming families

26 November 2019

A 'match' was made between two farming families

Boris Johnson courts the farming vote at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

26 November 2019

The PM trimmed a sheep at the fair

French farmer fined after farm smell offends neighbours

26 November 2019

He has been ordered to pay out €8,000

Landowner spends 30 years releasing farmland to create homes

25 November 2019

Couple provided land to help local people

Print car number plates on fast food bags to stop litter, farmer says

22 November 2019

The recommendation went viral on social media

'Let us help solve housing crisis' urge landowners

21 November 2019

Current planning system is 'outdated'

Mystery donor gives £20,000 to save popular farm

21 November 2019

Edinburgh urban farm receives major boost

Nine in 10 people think opening farm to public is important

20 November 2019

Survey by LEAF shows growing public appetite