Thursday, October 19, 2017

Are young people priced out of driving?

In most rural areas, a car is the only way for young people to escape the nest - unless they're prepared to walk for miles, that is. Yet new research shows that over one in...

Electric Railway Museum to close

The trustees and volunteers of Electric Railway Museum have announced that the Coventry attraction will close later this year at its current location. Situated on Rowley Road on land close to Coventry Airport and the...

Rural News: 11 July 2017

Neonics debate - BBC Lake District becomes UNESCO world heritage site - Guardian Investigation rubbishes Cornwall Republican Army arson claims - Cornwall Live Glyphosate ban could cost farmers £10k per year - Farmers Guardian Archaeologists discover key Christian...

Rural News – 30 June 2017

Woman carjacked by bees in Scotland - - Scotsman Farmers angry at Defra response to bird flu outbreaks - Farmers Guardian Farms hit by migrant worker shortage - the Guardian New scheme to bring children's theatre to...

What does a hung parliament mean for the countryside?

It's official, no party has secured enough votes to form a government and we now have a hung parliament. (If you've somehow slept through the last 24 hours, we recommend signing up to the...

Rural news – 5 June 2017

New group to consider licensing for grouse shoots - The Scotsman Government energy policy is failing older houses in the countryside - CLA Could we one day be using AI to detect whether sheep are in...

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 in pictures

A few of the things that caught our eye at the world's most famous celebration of gardening and flowers:

Rural news – 11 May

In pictures, the Maldon mud race - The Guardian Farmers claim eagles are taking large numbers of lambs in the Highlands and Islands - Telegraph Could saving the planet lead to a jump in Lyme disease?...

Rural news – 9 May

Monks buy luxury B&B in Mull - The Times Record numbers of farmers expected at Devon show - Plymouth Herald Cold snap that destroyed English vineyards could be worst than thought - Telegraph Cumbrian flood...

Rural news – 3 April

Disappearing Golden Eagle sparks murder mystery row - Telegraph Step change needed to create more woodland - BBC Ordinance Survey now offers 3D mapping of UK countryside - BBC Join the Thunderclap against online abuse...