Country life

Country Life

Living the Dream: Force of Mac is like being hit by an Austin Allegro

News
It seems there is a never-ending pressure to buy things.  Picture: Rui Vieria/PA

Wolds Diary: Season to be jolly should not be all about spending money

The Wolds
Water rails are the most predatory member of the rail family and will hunt other birds.

Birdwatch: Predatory squealer at large in number

Environment
Mike Reynolds is ready for the big Christmas tree rush at Rudfarlington Farm.  Picture: Simon Hulme

Farm of the Week: Harrogate tree dealer branches out

News

Hundreds of flood-hit farms still await recovery funds

News

Dairy processors accused of holding back recovery

News

Farming leader holds ‘robust’ talks with Minister

News

Agency chief will have ‘feet held to the fire’ over farmers’ payments

News
Andrew and Maria Henshaw with children Jack and Rachel at their Mainsgill Farm & Farm Shop, East Layton, Richmond.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Farm of the Week: Retail overhaul is the start of something special at Mainsgill

News
Swillington Ings, only six miles from Leeds City Centre but a magnet for bird species.  Picture: Martin Robinson.

Country & Coast: Industrial reclamation pays off for wildlife

Environment
Shaun and Wendy McKenna.  Pic: Lucy Oates.

Living the Dream: Force of Mac is like being hit by an Austin Allegro

News
It seems there is a never-ending pressure to buy things.  Picture: Rui Vieria/PA

Wolds Diary: Season to be jolly should not be all about spending money

The Wolds
Water rails are the most predatory member of the rail family and will hunt other birds.

Birdwatch: Predatory squealer at large in number

Environment
Mike Reynolds is ready for the big Christmas tree rush at Rudfarlington Farm.  Picture: Simon Hulme

Farm of the Week: Harrogate tree dealer branches out

News
Storm Desmond proved devastating for many farmers in the North of England.  Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Hundreds of flood-hit farms still await recovery funds

News
Tom Rawson said he is disappointed that producers have not enjoyed greater dividends.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Dairy processors accused of holding back recovery

News
The NFU has held face-to-face talks with Minister Andrea Leadsom.  Picture: James Hardisty

Farming leader holds ‘robust’ talks with Minister

News

Agency chief will have ‘feet held to the fire’ over farmers’ payments

News

Farm of the Week: Retail overhaul is the start of something special at Mainsgill

News

Country & Coast: Industrial reclamation pays off for wildlife

Environment

Hours spent pulverising forage in pursuit of good health

Environment

Piccadilly line: Clapton’s fashion brand makes Great Yorkshire Show debut

Fashion
Lisa Cutcliffe runs wild food cooking days and foraging courses for enthusiastic beginners, chefs, community groups, herbalists and adventurous home cooks. Picture: Joan Ransely

Witch’s egg and other food you can forage from larder at bottom of the street

News
Helen and Robs storyline has shocked fans of The Archers. See letter						                    Picture: BBC

Everyday story of abused country folk: How The Archers became a touchstone for domestic violence

Theatre
Stewart Calligan needed the full waterproofs for a rough time at sea on his most recent fishing expedition.

Sea fishing: Slim pickings to show for braving the elements

Other Sports
Roger Beck pictured in action.

Fly fishing: Dried out riverbeds disrupt the season

Other Sports
Stock Image: Fox Hunting.

Will MPs succeed in getting fox hunting ban repealed?

Sport 2
Stewart Calligan wearing his Huddersfield Old Boys rugby shirt in tribute to Hull FCs Challenge Cup victory at Wembley.

Sea fishing: Sharp end to the day is a lesson learned

Other Sports

Over the stable door: Little chance of escape from trenches and trees

Equestrian
Jo Foster sorting out the tack at her stables at Menston near Leeds.

Over the stable door: Training challenge with all but written off Jonny

Equestrian
The pursuit of hounds across wild Yorkshire countryside is nature at its most breath-taking.

Over the stable door: Exhausted by the hunt in race season down time

Equestrian