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The plan would see a barn at Billhay Farm, Semley, converted into an 'educational facility'. Picture: R&S Consultants/Wiltshire Council

Barn on Semley farm could be converted into educational facility

A DISUSED dairy farm building could be converted into an educational building, if plans are approved. Billhay Farm, in Tokes…

Weather warnings are in place for the south of England, including Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire

Weather warnings in place as Storm Ciarán set to bring floods to Dorset and beyond

FLOOD warnings are in place for much of the Dorset coast – as well as much of Somerset, Wiltshire…

The 55-vehicle tractor run from Caundle Marsh was warmly welcomed in local villages and settlements

PICTURES: Tractor run raises funds for village church

DOZENS of tractors and their drivers received a warm welcome as the Caundle Marsh Tractor Run made…

Largest farm machinery sale of the year held near Blandford

IT seemed the world and his wife descended on Preston Farm near Blandford on October 3 for the dispersal…

Arrest after two raids on rural properties

A MAN in his 50s has been arrested after two rural burglaries in the Wilton area. At just after 8pm…

The project helps people access nature and farming in Dorset. Picture: Unsplash/Viktor Forgacs

£100,000 grant to boost access to farming for disabled people

A SCHEME helping disabled people explore and understand farming in Dorset has been boosted by a £100,000 grant. The Stepping…

Meet officers from Dorset Police’s rural team in Cerne Abbas

RESIDENTS will have the chance to meet the rural policing team at an event next week. The Dorset Police Rural…

Gearing up for a new-look Dorset County Show!

NO summer would be complete without a visit to Dorset County Show – and this year…

£130k fund aims to boost wildlife in Somerset

A TOTAL of £310,000 is to be used to ‘create and restore’ wildlife habitats in Somerset. The money, from the…

FARMING COLUMN: ‘Lambs behave just like their mums’

by Tria Stebbing THEN, just like magic, the grass went mad. If we had a flock of 350, we still…