The new phase of Rural Development Programme funding has had quite an impact on many Shropshire farmers – but for some, not in the way they had hoped, writes Paul Madeley.
The considerable cost of buying agricultural machinery and equipment means careful planning is required to ensure any tax relief is available as soon as is possible.
A Shropshire farmer has appeared in court for failing to look after her cattle correctly.
It is described as the most wonderful time of the year, but for Royal Mail Christmas is also the busiest – and it is now recruiting thousands of people for its four mail centres which serve Shropshire and Mid Wales.
Fifteen new jobs could be created as part of plans to extend a Whitchurch care home.
A new discount store will open in Oswestry this month, bringing 80 new jobs to the town.