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

CLA issues advice to dog owners during lambing season

Claire Bennett CLA

The CLA warn during lambing season that "livestock worrying" can have serious effects on animals including stress, injury, abortion and death, with several incidents reported in 2019 already.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 10:28am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Scientific, vegan and land management voices set out different visions at CLA debate

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The debate chairman said change was on the way and it could be “scary”. Catch up on the wide-ranging debate held by the South East branch of the Country, Land and Business Association.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 11:03am

By Michael Sims

Potential of farmland still ignored in rural housing crisis, says CLA

Isle of Wight Countryside :

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, said that if Rural Exception Sites are not used to their full potential there is little hope of solving the acute shortage of rural housing.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:43pm

By Michael Sims with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight debate: Are current planning policies bad for the Island?

Blueprints

An expert panel of speakers will debate the challenges and opportunities facing Island farmers and landowners later this month.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 5:09pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Post Brexit immigration rules will jeopardise rural businesses, says CLA President

isle of wight farm

The CLA say imposing an arbitrary minimum salary threshold puts at risk a variety of jobs across the agri-food sector, including some which require specialist skills.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 8:38am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments