Rural

Nature Post-Brexit Depends On The Resilience Of Farming

Ross Murray | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

As a nation we ask a lot of the countryside. It must feed us, attract tourists, be accessible for recreation and exercise, generate energy and store carbon. At the same time it must clean the air, provide an escape and inspiration, manage flood water, provide habitats for flora and fauna, and be a good place to live and work for rural communities. We ask all this and much more.

Food, Farming and the Environment in a Brave New World

Ross Murray | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

To say that UK farming is at a crossroads is an understatement. Food security, the rural economy and environmental management could all change beyond recognition after Brexit when the UK's relationship with the Common Agricultural Policy ends.

The Challenge to Connect the Countryside

Ross Murray | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

The CLA is exploring how countryside communities can leap ahead and achieve the ultrafast connections that will genuinely set rural businesses up for the future. Only when Government and industry show that they are looking to that horizon alongside us will they genuinely deserve the credit they crave.

Two Hundred and Six Miles Later - Loving Life in Rural Devon

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Five months ago in November 2015 we packed up our house in Leicester and moved 206 miles south to a sleepy village in rural Mid-Devon. Having only visited Devon once before, when we were house hunting that August, it was a pretty radical thing to do.

Leave or Remain: Supporting the Rural Economy

Ross Murray | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

The one hard-and-fast rule about a 'Plan B' is to make sure there is one. The farming industry - at the whim in recent years of foot and mouth, bovine TB, crop disease, droughts, flooding, and commodity price crashes to name but a few - understands of the importance of a fall-back plan.

Morocco: Urban vs. Rural

Black Tomato | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

From the vibrant Medina of Marrakech to the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert; Morocco is one diverse destination. Tasty tagines, chic riads and untouched Berber villages are just a few features of this North African nation.

Moving to the Country

Robbie Knox | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Robbie Knox

In my mind my life was going to change overnight as I slotted smoothly into the community, winning marrow growing contests whilst rising to a position of power within the WI. But what's the reality? Here's what I've learnt about moving to the country, so you don't have to.

Long Life and Good Health!

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

As I lay in my darkened room I came to an important conclusion. In the US, medicine is a commercial enterprise and in the UK it's a social enterprise. But in Africa medicine is hugely dependent on aid enterprise.

The Costa Del Sol - Not Far From Spain - Not Far Enough!

Davy Johnston | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Davy Johnston

Those Spaniards who live within Andalucia, not included in the figures, visit other parts of their own region some 20 million times. Why? Because Andalucia is amazing! If it was a country it would be the 25th most popular, to visit, in the world.

Are You Stuck in a Broadband Black Hole?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

When it comes to playing the lottery, most people understand the chances of their dream win are very slight and will shrug off a loss. With the lottery of broadband speeds in the UK on the other hand, losing out can be much more frustrating.

Country House Comfort in Perthshire

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

We were a little unsure of the place at first, as when we checked in and made our way up the grand staircase to our room, there was a kind of reverential hush about the hotel. It was the kind of feeling you might get if you were a guest at Buckingham Palace, I imagine.

Naked 'Game Birds' Calendar Raises £30,804 For Midlands Air Ambulance (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A calendar of country lasses bearing all for a good cause has raised more than £30,000 for an air ambulance charity. Equipped with wellies, rifle...

You Don't Have To Be Pagan To Enjoy Superstition

Lydia Willgress | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Willgress

Whilst regular trips to the beach and lemonades down the pub were on my parents check list, so were some more unusual activities. You see, I come from Devon where pagan traditions are kept alive, and various festivals celebrating fertility, reproduction and nature are dotted across the calendar.

'GameBirds' Strip Off To Remember Casanova Car Crash Victim (PICTURE)

Newsteam | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

Dressed in wellies and with just rifles, whisky glasses and bag straps to hide their collective modesties, meet the country lasses bearing all for a g...

A Tough Budget for the Countryside

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

A simple stat for you to start: there are four mentions of 'rural' in the Budget document released by the Treasury today (available here) and 13 for 'cities'.

Escape To The Country: The Best Rural Retreats

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Style

There's nothing better than a bit of peace and quiet in unspoilt countryside when you want to get away from it all. From grand, stately piles to bouti...

The Battle for Planning Rights

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

A war is currently being waged in Britain. It is one that threatens to tear this sceptered isle in two, turning neighbour against neighbour and friends into enemies.

Kicking Away the Rural Housing Ladder

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

Here are some surprising statistics to start with: Average wages for people working in rural communities are £4,655 lower than the national average ...

Reflections on a First Game Fair Experience

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

To Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, for my first experience of the CLA Game Fair - Europe's largest countryside event. For those who have never been, the Fair is affectionately known as the "Glastonbury" for lovers of all things rural; an epithet that barely does justice to the scale or significance of the event.

No Rural Retreat

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

Despite early promise and eye-catching statements like promising to be "the Greenest government ever" the Coalition has so far struggled to turnaround the anti-rural policies of previous administrations.