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Archive | March, 2012

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Butcher’s jubilee bangers

A butcher has produced some very British bangers in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee. Fourth generation butcher Arthur Howell’s patriotic red, white and blue sausages are on sale at his shop in Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk. He commented: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for my generation and we wanted to do something special. “We […]

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Photo comp focuses on woodland

Photographers of all ages are being urged to get out their cameras and capture some inspiring images of their favourite woodland. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is challenging people to celebrate the splendour of the UK’s woodlands and forests by taking part in a photographic competition. With the theme “Seasons in the Woodland”, the Society is […]

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Otter spotters go hi-tech

Otters have been spotted for the 19th year running at Lark Rise Farm in Cambridgeshire – great news considering they were on the edge of extinction in this country in 1993.But forget the age-old methods of tracking of otter footprints or droppings, this year’s evidence came from hi-tech, motion sensitive, night-time cameras.Otters returned to the Bourn Brook in Cambridgeshire in 1993 […]

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Big up the kids who wanna be farmers

Farming has found an unexpected champion in none other than East London grime MC Tempa T.This tongue in cheek video sees Tempa T bid for the role of London mayor, using city farms as a part of his ‘manifesto’.“Big up the kids who wanna be farmers,” he tells the camera, “who have to go to the middle of […]

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The goat race

You know the Boat Race – the annual rowing battle between Oxford and Cambridge which is happening on Saturday April 7? Well on exactly the same date, at exactly the same time, a vaguely similar event will be taking place – the Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race. Already dubbed by some ‘the other race’, this […]

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Stick-maker’s style

Ron Parnell first got into the art and craft of stick-making when his wife Una bought him one in 1997. He was in the building trade most of his working life and picked up a range of skills along the way. “I thought ‘I could do better than this’ and, once the idea entered my […]

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Cow shows its disapproval

  We love this picture of a Hereford cow – rather cheekily sticking its tongue out! Thanks to Nathan White of Nettleham, Lincolnshire, for sending it to us.

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A virtual wine tour

Those nice people at Plumpton College have made a video explaining all about the Wine Centre at the East Sussex college. Let it never be said that agricultural colleges don’t offer a wide range of fascinating courses!

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River Pang stars in drought posters

Spotted some of Thames Water’s latest drought posters on my way into work this morning, mainly in bus stops in zone 2:The cracked ground in this poster was photographed at the River Kennet in Wiltshire, but the one I saw this morning showed the dried up beds of tributaries at the River Pang in Berkshire, […]

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Baker backs Wellywood

  How exciting – that nice Mr Baker (you know, him off The One Show) has agreed to judge Farmers Weekly’s Welcome to Wellywood competition. The competition, which has a first prize of £400 plus £200 of cinema tickets, is inviting you to make a spoof clip of an iconic film scene – but give it a farming twist!

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