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New heritage interpretation to reveal industrial mining past of North York Moors

Work is underway to create an exciting new interpretation of historic mining sites across the North York Moors. As part of the National Lottery funded project This Exploited Land of Iron, the mixture of interventions both out in the landscape and in local hubs and centres, will tell the story of

Alternative prepaid payroll solution on the agenda for Harrogate’s Potato Industry Event

A provider of alternative temporary and seasonal payment solutions will be on hand to discuss how it can help farms and employment agencies pay their workers at The British Potato Industry Event in Harrogate this month. OnePay, based in Ilkley, enables efficient payment to those without access to UK banking such

Yorkshire firm helps farmers to save thousands in energy savings

A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm. With the assistance of, Leeds-based off-grid energy solutions firm, Xerogrid, farmer David Brown has reduced his energy bills by 80 per cent and will no longer owe monthly costs

T Soanes & Son double winner in national awards

A Yorkshire-based poultry company has been judged one of the country’s best rural businesses at the Amazon-sponsored Rural Business Awards 2017. T Soanes & Son Poultry was named winner in the Rural Employer or the Year and Best Food and Drink Business of the Year categories at a glittering ceremony. A

East Yorkshire farm business highly commended in national food awards

An East Yorkshire gourmet beef business is celebrating after being awarded a Highly Commended award in the Great British Food Awards. Driffield based The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was awarded the accolade for its Original Biltong Slices in the best savoury snack categories that was judged by MasterChef presenter and chef, John

Craven farmer joins crime fighting campaign to stamp out sheep rustling

A Barnoldswick farmer is the first in the Craven area to sign up to a new crime fighting initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of livestock thefts. Gill McGarrell - a victim of rural crime herself - has joined Operation Bo Peep!, a scheme spearheaded by former senior police detective,

Riverford celebrates double milestone and will be employee owned by 2018

Pioneering business Riverford Organic Farmers celebrates two milestones this month -  its 10th anniversary of farming in Yorkshire and 30 years of farming in the UK.    The award-winning company, which reported a group turnover of £51.9m last year, has also announced that it will become employee-owned by 2018.   Riverford’s northern

Riverford celebrates double milestone and announces it will become employee owned by 2018

Pioneering, award-winning North Yorkshire business, Riverford Organic Farmers, reaches two impressive milestones this month - as it celebrates not only its tenth anniversary of farming for flavour in the North of England but 30 years of farming in the UK.  It has also announced that it will become employee-owned by 2018.  Home

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company launches new brand

Following a multi-million investment, York-based insurer The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited is launching a new brand, The Insurance Emporium.   Designed as a one-stop shop for all customers’ insurance needs, The Insurance Emporium will include traditional offerings, such as pet and motor cover, alongside cover for life events and hobbies,