Specialist college named ‘Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’

Plumpton College says it is delighted to have been announced as the ‘Agriculture, Environmental & Animal Care Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ at the FE Week & AELP Apprenticeship Awards 2024.

Hairy Biker and British farming supporter Dave Myers dies aged 66

One half of well-known cooking duo ‘The Hairy Bikers’ Dave Myers, who can currently be seen posthumously on BBC 2 series ‘The Hairy Bikers Go West’, passed away on 28th February, following a brave battle with cancer.

Father of toddler struck by tractor charged with manslaughter

The father of a three-year-old boy who died after being struck by a small tractor on a Tottington farm has been charged with manslaughter. 

Will you donate your wellies to support NFU Cymru? 

Farmers have been asked to donate their old wellies to support a NFU Cymru display at the Senedd. 

Heroic rescue in Dorset: cows saved from slurry pit 

Two cows trapped in a slurry pit have been saved thanks to the heroic efforts of a Dorset farmer and local firefighters.

£450k will be given away by King’s charity to help rural and farming projects 

The Royal Countryside Fund, founded by the King, has announced a donation of almost £450,000 in grants for farmers and support for rural initiatives across the country. 

Jeremy Clarkson had to pay £250 after stranger dumped ‘mountain of waste’ on his farm

The star of Clarkson’s Farm spoke up about an upsetting incident that happened on Diddly Squat Farm recently, where a stranger broke a padlocked gate and dumped a large pile of rubbish on one of his fields.

Alabama rot: How to protect your dog against deadly disease  

Dog owners have been warned to be careful during walks and look out for the symptoms of Alabama rot after a spike of the deadly disease has been confirmed across the country.

Concerns raised that solar farm in Kent may cause ‘serious harm’ to ancient Roman site

Kent residents are campaigning against plans to set up a solar farm, which could cause “serious harm” to one of Britain’s most important Roman sites.

‘Obsessive’ collector admitted stealing thousands of rare birds’ eggs 

An “obsessive” wild bird egg collector from Norfolk has admitted to illegally hoarding thousands of rare birds’ eggs. 

Suffolk company admits dumping soil in village’s beauty spot

Suffolk construction and demolition company Tippers R Us has admitted to dumping soil in a county’s beauty spot, near Aldeburgh.

45 sheep killed in ‘absolutely traumatic’ dog attack 

At the beginning of February, a flock of sheep from Langford Farm, near Tavistock, in Devon were chased over three fields by out-of-control dogs. 45 animals were killed.

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