Armfuls of awards for Briddlesford’s pedigree Guernsey cows

Paul, James the dog and cows

At the prestigious awards held in Somerset, of the 16 classes, cows and bulls from the Briddlesford Lodge Farm Herd won seven, and took reserve in six classes.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 10:31am

By Judi Griffin

Will you be taking part in Isle of Wight Goatober?

goatober postage stamp

It's been happening around the world for sometime, but this is the first Goatober to take place on the Isle of Wight, raising awareness of goat meat, milk, cheese and fudge produced on the Island.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 6:47pm

By David Yates

Isle of Wight Ploughing Match returns for 120th time next month

Vintage tractor in field with other tractors working in distance

As well as the competition, there'll be plenty of stalls and a grand raffle with a chance to win lots of lovely local produce.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:42am

By Georgina Chapman

Wildfire warning from CLA South East, with advice from South East England Wildfire Group

wildfire roaring in the countryside

Recent wildfires in the south east region have seen more than 100 firefighters tackling an undergrowth blaze. Helpful advice is shared on how to prevent wildfires.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:07pm

By Michael Sims

Third of rural police forces lack dedicated strategy to combat £45m rural crime

tractors

The CLA is calling for rural police forces across England and Wales to implement its five recommendations to ensure they are ready to combat rural crime.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 9:07am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Royal Isle of Wight County Show winners announced

IOW award winners 2019

CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society celebrate rural life on the Isle of Wight at awards ceremony

Monday, 1st July, 2019 4:57pm

By Michael Sims

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Book now for ‘The event of the summer’: The Royal Isle of Wight County Show

people and a horse

This is going to be the event of the summer. As well as the Household Cavalry, there’s so much else to see and do, from tractor rides, to clay pigeon shooting and handling a pig.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:55pm

By Catherine Bassindale

The 2019 Royal Isle of Wight County Show has so much to offer for all the family

girl eating lollypop and pointing

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show is a fantastic showcase the very best of the Island’s rural economy from local food to gardening, craft and outdoor living. If you haven’t been for a few years, you’ll be surprised by how much it’s evolved.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 12:07pm

By Feature Writer

Time is running out to enter the CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society 2019 awards

County show

The awards will this year honour those who go the extra mile to support the rural economy, from food and drink producers to tourism businesses.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 10:23am

By Michael Sims

Nominations now open for prestigious rural awards

IOW award winners 2018

The CLA and the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society have announced the return of their prestigious awards celebrating rural work and life on the Island – and nominations are now open.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 12:23pm

By Michael Sims

Isle of Wight produce praised to the hilt in James Martin’s Great British Adventure

james martin and paul griffin

A great deal of love is shown for Isle of Wight produce by TV chef, James Martin, in the latest episode of his 'Great British Adventure’, shown on ITV earlier this week and available on catch-up. Details within.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 8:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment