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FARMING MATTERS: Rural broadband needs to be priority

The National Farmers Union has said the government must ensure that every farming business can access next generation superfast broadband and complete mobile technology across the farm.

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Valentine's Day

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Some Valentine’s Day musings - and a call to action on Aylesbury Vale roads

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And if Valentine’s Day is not your thing - I hope that you at least enjoyed a Shrove Tuesday pancake or two yesterday.

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Chainsaw work in the farmhouse garden. Copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: Recording a little bit of social history

I’ve written before about the short video films I make about life down on our farm.

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REVIEW: Has Amersham couple’s big invention helped to revolutionise how we prepare a vegan favourite?

REVIEW: Has Amersham couple’s big invention helped to revolutionise how we prepare a vegan favourite?

After years of frustration with tasteless tofu and resorting to building precarious towers of tins, heavy books and kitchen roll to remove the water from their tofu Amersham-based inventors Adam and Susanna decided that enough was enough.

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NSA Next Generation Ambassadors 2018

FARMING MATTERS: Helping hand for new sheep farmers

After it’s most competitive selection process yet, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has selected 12 young people to take part in its 2018 NSA Next Generation Ambassador programme.

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Carrot, ginger and coconut soup with a dash of coriander

FARMING MATTERS: Trying veganuary but sticking to meat

When most people think of British farmers they think of cattle and sheep and perhaps a bit of wheat and barley.

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Surplus lambs reared on performance-formulated lamb milk replacer perform just as well as lambs running naturally with the ewe

FARMING MATTERS: Study into rearing surplus lambs

We lamb in the spring, but for farmers who are looking ahead to the Easter market, indoor lambing is now underway.

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Editor’s column: There’s nothing finer than a ride on a double decker bus!

Editor’s column: There’s nothing finer than a ride on a double decker bus!

It’s true! I absolutely love riding on double decker busses, on the front at the top!

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President of the NFU Meurig Raymond

FARMING MATTERS: Looking towards post Brexit future

Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers Union, has released his New Year message, with an emphasis on the future of farming post Brexit.

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FARMING MATTERS: Getting ready for Christmas time

FARMING MATTERS: Getting ready for Christmas time

As I write this, the fields, gardens and roads are covered with snow several inches deep, but of course by the time you read it, no doubt it will all have melted.

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Minette Batters at the AGM of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire NFU

FARMING MATTERS: Farmers flock to hear NFU speaker

The woman many expect to be the next president of the National Farmers Union spoke to farmers at the AGM of the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire branch of the NFU at The Oxfordshire Golf Club near Thame.

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Brackley High Street Picture Richard Watt

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Snowy scenes - and a very nice time indeed in Brackley

Well it’s been an unusual week hasn’t it! Waking up on Sunday to see at least three inches of snow in the garden was almost too much for the fluffy dog I live with to handle - a countryside walk in it proved even more exciting, and from the looks of things there were plenty more dogs and their people who felt

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TRACY KISS COLUMN: Looking for something different to give this Christmas? Then look no further than Aylesbury!

TRACY KISS COLUMN: Looking for something different to give this Christmas? Then look no further than Aylesbury!

With Christmas fast approaching it can be difficult to find quirky, unusual and entertaining gift ideas aside from the traditional socks and perfume combo that we all seem to default to when we can’t think of anything else to buy! One thing that I really enjoy are Red Letter days and experiences and what better way to beat the Christmas shopping traffic than to go hurtling around a split level 300-metre state-of-the-art indoor race track at Rogue Racing in Gatehouse, Aylesbury.

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It's a Knockout in Buckingham, for the Alec's Angels charity. MC Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin. PNL-170513-231303009

Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 - and how he lent his support to a Buckingham charity this spring

Charismatic TV star Keith Chegwin - who supported a Buckingham charity by hosting a charity event in the spring has died aged 60.

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Apples waiting to be pressed

FARMING MATTERS: Apples harvest an additional income

After rejuvenating an ancient orchard, livestock and arable farmers Richard and Sue Belgrove developed an important sideline to their business.

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Waddesdon Imaginarium by students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picture by Chris Lacey, copyright National Trust, Waddesdon Manor PNL-170512-113232004

Editor’s column: How nice to get out and about at great Aylesbury Vale events

This week the Bucks Herald team have been out and about - and it’s been lovely to attend some of the great events happening in the Vale. 
On Friday night reporter Neil attended the Bucks and MK Sports Awards at the Waterside Theatre, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford.

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Virginia Stollery

FARMING MATTERS: Giving back to the farming community

After a long and successful career in the farming industry, former Aylesbury NFU branch secretary Virginia Stollery wanted to give something back to the farming community.

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FARMING MATTERS: Prize winning honey created on the farm

Earlier this year some honey bees came to live on our farm.

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Picture copyright Agribusiness Communications Limited (ABC)

FARMING MATTERS: Ensuring the health of newborn calves

Livestock farmers are always looking for ways to ensure the health of their herd. A recent workshop focused on top tips for healthier calves, highlighting the significant impact scours and pneumonia have on calf rearing operations, and offering timely advice on how to make young stock more resilient to these costly diseases.

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President of the NFU Meurig Raymond

FARMING MATTERS: New domestic policy can help farmers

A new domestic agricultural policy should ensure British farming continues to deliver for the economy, environment and public well being, says NFU president Meurig Raymond.

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