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  • New Holland at Notting Hill

    Cider-making brothers joined Notting Hill carnival in London as part of their Taste of Somerset tour around England promoting their seven-flavour Brothers range of cider. Francis, Jonathan, Matthew and Daniel Showering, from Somerset, took to the capital city over the August bank holiday weekend on a British-built T7.200 tractor, loaned to them by New Holland. They […]

  • Shaun the Sheep movie news

    Excitement is building about the new Shaun the Sheep movie, which is due to be released next spring. The website has a short trailer for it and the BBC recently wrote about an arts trail featuring the ovine star.

  • Robots, cranes and monster fleeces

    Some rural-related nuggets from around the web today: The Daily Telegraph asks: Could robots replace sheepdogs? A sheep with 2okg of wool, courtesy of the BBC. Great photos of cranes fighting off a fox in the Express.

  • Audrey’s giant corn dolly challenge

    A giant, celebratory corn dolly is set to wow visitors to the Dorset County Show. Measuring 60ft in length, it’s being made in a traditional Long Welsh Fan design by Guild of Straw Craftsmen member Audrey Rolfe. Audrey, who’s been a corn dolly maker for 37 years, is well known as one of the finest […]


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