Starved of friendly contact after months of pandemic isolation, 90% of shoppers are craving the friendly service of local independent retailers, according to research released by commercial insurer NFU Mutual.
As South West sheep farmers brace themselves for an influx of countryside dog walkers over Easter, NFU Mutual is urging owners to keep their pets under control to prevent attacks on livestock.
New statistics released by leading rural insurer NFU Mutual, estimate dog attacks on farm animals across the South West cost more than £185,000 last year.
Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is supporting the next generation of rural business leaders as it joins Devon Young Farmers Clubs for a new awareness campaign.
Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon’s Trading Standards Service and leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have joined forces to launch a campaign to tackle “cold calling” criminals at farms across the region.
The owner of Queen’s Award-winning, Devon-based “LittlePod” which exports its real vanilla products worldwide, has described the importance to small businesses of firm foundations and future proofing, especially with the uncertainty of Brexit.
A consortium of Dartmoor farmers has signed its first major supermarket deal with Morrisons to stock Dartmoor lamb in 10 of its flagship South West stores.
Two alpaca farmers from Ilfracombe have transformed a disused, centuries-old threshing barn into luxury, disabled-friendly holiday accommodation.
Hundreds of young farmers in Cornwall braved the first rain of the summer for their annual County Rally.