Farming

The Duchess of Edinburgh at the Yeo Valley organic garden

Duchess of Edinburgh gets an organic education during Somerset visit

ORGANIC food, learning and gardening were on the agenda for a royal visit to Somerset. The Duchess of Edinburgh was…

The fire destroyed a barn at a farm off Taunton Road, Wiveliscombe, on Sunday, March 17. Picture: Avon & Somerset Police

Police investigating ‘deliberate’ Wiveliscombe barn fire that caused £100k of damage

POLICE are investigating a deliberate fire which destroyed a barn in Wiveliscombe. The blaze happened at a farm off Taunton…

50 containers could be installed in a field off Quakinghouse Lane, Croford, near Wiveliscombe. Picture: Google

Plan to install 50 storage containers in field near Wiveliscombe

UP TO 50 storage containers could be installed in a field near Wiveliscombe. Plans have been submitted to Somerset Council…

The proposed site borders an already-established, smaller, solar farm. Picture: Google

Residents’ group opposes plans for 145-acre solar farm on the Somerset Levels

PLANS for a solar farm on the Somerset Levels large enough to provide enough power 17,000 homes a year…

The planning application is for Thornside, in Wagg Drove, Langport. Picture: Google

Planning sought for pool, salon and gym at Langport farm

A FITNESS business on a Langport farm has applied for retrospective planning permission for a gym area, pool and…

Matteo Grasso on the road ahead of his marathon effort

Farmer plans three marathons – barefoot – for kitchen gardens plan

A SOMERSET farmer is taking on three marathons on the Dorset coast to plant kitchen gardens in schools -…

Teals is off the A303 at South Cadbury

Popular Somerset farm shop and restaurant Teals gains special status

A POPULAR Somerset food market and eatery has been recognised as a leading business. Teals, off the A303 at South…

Plant Your Pants this spring – to see what’s going on ‘down there’!

PEOPLE in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire are being urged to plant their pants – yes, pants – this spring,…

Harry Hollowell Vincent Bruce and Piotr Szor Avon and Somerset Police

Somerset pair sentenced after farm machinery and plant thefts

DOZENS of pieces of stolen farm plant and machinery were recovered when police rumbled a crime operation in Somerset. Officers…

Weather warnings are in place for the south of England, including Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire

Weather warnings in place as Storm Ciarán set to bring floods to Somerset and beyond

FLOOD warnings are in place for much of the Dorset coast – as well as much of Somerset, Wiltshire…