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Latest West Country environmental news including news on conservation, the protection of endangered species and wildlife in the West Country, plus updates from the Environment Agency from DEFRA. Read about flooding in Somerset, plus find out about Blue Flag beaches.

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    Where is the front of Stonehenge?

    Wiltshire's famous stone circle is now shown to have a front and back, and that the north-east façade is more important.A recent laser survey of the...

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    Photos: The Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt...

    Photos: The Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt...

  • Heatwave and flooding risk both on rise

    Global warming could increase the UK's vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold by the end of the century, a new report has said.In...

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    Farming and tourism joint venture boost

    Farm tourism businesses from France were welcomed to Exmoor recently as part of a European project to develop sustainable rural tourism experiences.Exmoor...

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    Chris Rundle

    Within hours, literally, of farming guru Richard Haddock predicting another Christmas beef war the riders were under starters' orders, the gloves were off and...

  • Anthony Gibson

    The NFU's conference last week on the science of the bovine TB disaster was the right idea, even if, from what I can gather, much of what was said left the...

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  • Richard Haddock

    Eblex – the farmer-funded agency which exists to promote English beef and lamb – has some good news: the beef price is going to improve.And why does...

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    Turkey farms reeling from an Italian job

    farming@westerndailypress.co.ukConsumers out shopping for a traditional British Christmas are being warned to check on the origin of their turkey before they...

  • Hundreds view grassland date

    Over 250 visitors are expected to visit some of Cornwall's best livestock farms next July, as the county's local grassland societies play host to the BGS Summer...

  • Accountant has rural pedigree

    West Country accountancy and financial planning practice Old Mill has further added to its thriving rural services team with the appointment of consultant Mark...

  • Nutrition firm ups turnover

    Dairy nutrition company Volac has published its results for the financial year ending February 2014. During this period, turnover increased 38% from £143m...

  • Becky on board with beef team

    Becky Hurd has joined the UK's largest beef stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd, to boost the company's Signature Beef team in the South of England.Becky has her own...

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    Family fortune favours the Alfords

    farming@westerndailypress.co.ukThe Alford family from Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, in Mid Devon, enjoyed spectacular success at the inaugural National Pedigree...

  • Dairy industry looks to the bottom line

    Three new trends are emerging in dairy farming in the South West, and they all involve reducing costs says Neil Gladwin of Savills Exeter, who has been...