Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interview: Jerome Starkey, Countryside Correspondent for The Times

1. You've been at the Times for a while, what drew you to move to the Countryside Correspondent post? I spent the last ten years abroad. Five in Afghanistan and five in Africa. I think...

Restoring The Halt

One of the greatest advancements and fastest progressions for agriculture in British history was surely the birth of steam. Britain's countryside has long been rich in agriculture, but in earlier times when people lived by...

Things to do: See the Restless Temple in Cornwall

The Restless Temple is unique sculpture, created by artist and designer Penny Saunders, that moves in every sense of the word. Based on the form of an ancient temple, the sculpture turns the associations...

Rural pubs really do make countryside communities happier – but they are closing at...

Ignazio Cabras, Northumbria University, Newcastle The village pub is a key – even clichéd – feature of rural England. They evoke images of pork scratchings and perilously low beams, frothy pints of warm ale and...

The Second-Oldest Law in England

(The political views expressed below are those of the author of the article, who does not claim to speak for the editor of The Rural Voice or for any of its other contributors.) In last...

Free ‘Future of Farming’ course available online

The University of Reading are offering a free three week course entitled "The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture". Available through FutureLearn, the course can be completed at your own pace and offers...

Should those with slow broadband receive discounts?

Despite repeated assurances from the government and millions of pounds of investment, rural broadband in 2017 is still not up to scratch for many homes and businesses in the countryside. Broadband Genie recently conducted a study into...

Rural news – 19 January

Suffolk siege ends after 65 hours - Daily Mail British sparkling wine gets a name - Times HSE exec blames farmers for blocking beds in Irish hospitals - Times CLA reacts to Brexit speech - CLA website Most...

The Countryside Blog of an Essex Born Lady – December 2016 (12)

The dark days of December descended and with them came freezing fog and fine mistle, cloaking the Essex countryside with a penetrating cold and damp feel that refused to go away.  For a while,...

Christmas on Death Island

James Lloyd spends Christmas on the Isle of Thanet, home of a quaint Yuletide custom and to a grisly superstition. Thanet, now attached to mainland Kent by Minster Marshes, was once an island, Britain’s vanguard...