16 November 2001


uA SOMERSET farm was praised by the Automobile Association in its accessible hotel of the year competition. Double-Gate Farm in Wells, run by Terry and Hilary Millard, was highly commended by the judges for its achievements in making its accommodation accessible to independent disabled travellers. The awards look at features such as bathroom design and quality of service.

uTHE Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is inviting applications for awards for the year 2002. The scheme, which has been completed by many of the leading lights in the farm industry, offers individuals funding to allow them to complete an in-depth study in the UK or overseas. Candidates must be 25-40 years old and resident in the UK. For more details contact John Stones 01858-555544.

uMINISTERS are to implement measures to keep potato brown rot out of the UK. Imports of potatoes from Egypt will be banned from Nov 30 unless detailed requirements are met. Consignments will be inspected and tested for the disease. The measures follow the discovery of traces of infection in about 0.2% of the 27,500t of Egyptian potatoes imported into the UK during the 2000/01 season. &#42

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