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The BV Dairy base in Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury. Picture: First Milk

Shaftesbury-based BV Dairy sold to First Milk

THE BV Dairy has been sold. The Highnam family, which has run the dairy for generations, has been bought by…

Photo: Peter Shallcross.

Wiltshire farmer takes the ‘elm in fight against deadly disease

A WILTSHIRE farmer is fighting back against a deadly epidemic. Dutch elm disease (DED) has killed almost all mature elms…

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…

Schools and other groups can take part in Plant Your Pants. Picture: The Countryside Trust

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,…

Crews battled to save the cows. Pictures: Dorchester Fire Station

PICTURES: Cows saved from underground slurry pit in dramatic rescue

SIX cows had to be rescued from an underground Dorset slurry pit. Firefighters rescued the animals after they got stuck…

PICTURES: Special Plough Sunday Service in Caundle Marsh

A SPECIAL Plough Sunday Service took place in Caundle Marsh on January 14. The congregation gathered to sing traditional hymns…

From left; Harry Hollowell, Vincent Bruce and Piotr Szor. Picture: Avon and Somerset Policeac

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…

Tomas Staukauskas and Mantas Palionis, both of Hull, have been jailed. Picture: Humberside Police

Two jailed over thefts of farm GPS equipment – including in West Dorset

TWO men have been jailed after a series of high-value farm GPS thefts. Tomas Staukauskas, 32, of Beverley Road, Hull,…

The Dorset Young Farmers Auction of Promises takes place on Saturday, November 25

Get your bids in ahead of Dorset young farmers’ Auction of Promises

CAKES, attraction tickets and even a bag of logs are up for grabs at a silent auction this month. The…

A digger was reported stolen from an address in Magna Road, Bournemouth, last month. Picture: Dorset Police

Two arrests after missing digger tracked to north Dorset address

TWO people were arrested after police found them loading suspected stolen machinery into vans in north Dorset. Officers from the…