Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rural budget reaction

We've rounded up a few of the views from the countryside on last week's budget - let us know your thoughts in the comments. Sarah Dodds, Head of Agricultural & Rural Business at MHA MacIntyre...

Pancakes in rural areas – can you beat the Pancrobat?

We were tickled to receive a press release from the happy egg co, detailing the exploits of Ben Sparrow. Ben is an 'extreme acrobat pancake flipper', or 'Pancrobat' (better than Acrocake, we suppose), who has...

Rural news – 27 February

'Trash mafia' causing havoc for farmers - The Times (£) Surrey 'cathedral' built in protest at plans to drill oil in AONB - Daily Mail UK businesses already struggling as Polish workers head home - Independent Plastics...

Rural news – 21 February

Scottish tree-planting plan opposed - Independent Can we have too many trees? - Guardian (counterpoint to the above story) Harmful plastics found on majority of British beaches - Telegraph National Trust cashing in on Poldark site -...

Rural news – 8th February

Andrea Leadsom puts on wellies in Wales - Daily Post Debate over fox's treatment after it bites off man's ear - Daily Mail What do leaked texts tell us about the abandoned Surrey referendum? - Telegraph Care...

What will the housing White Paper mean for the green belt?

Today the Government will set out its housing White Paper, promising to tackle the 'broken' housing market and build more affordable homes. Among the measures expected to be unveiled by Communities Secretary Sajid David...

Rural news – 3rd February

BBC makes major investment into local journalism - BBC Peter Rabbit tribute destroyed in suspected arson attack - Telegraph Ireland seeks to balance urban and rural growth - The Times Free range poultry products may be relabelled...

Rural news – 24 January

BUSINESS RATES - Country heartland fears mortal blow - The Times Safe haven planned for wildcats - The Scotsman Could tidal lagoon destroy Welsh fish? - Salmon and Trout conservation Post Office to replace closed bank branches...

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...

Rural news – 17 January

Poor public transport affects rural school pupils - BBC Rural services being eroded in Northamptonshire - BBC Radio Northampton Tide turns against tidal lagoon - Times Share your courgette photos with the Guardian (no, really) - Guardian Sheppy...