A Dumfries-based dairy researcher is leading a trial designed to help farmers in Africa, by providing them with cow tracking devices.
The specialist tags allow farmers to monitor the cow's movements and give an indication of when they may be in season.
They could be out at the market and from there, they can actually know that my cow is in season. They can then contact the artificial inseminator, who will then go and inseminate the cow at the farm."
A Cumbrian farmer is calling on ministers in London today to give his action group permission to fix flooding problems across Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Two Cumbrian dairy farmers have scooped £7,000 in prize money, for producing some of the country's best silage.
Steven Hunter of Berrier Head Farm, Penrith and Keith Rudd of The Grassings, Kirkbride, were two of the winners in Agri-Lloyd’s silage competition.
A shortlist of finalists were drawn from over 700 samples of grass analysed from across the UK.
The head of a local flood action group says hundreds of people still haven't returned home, and many who have lack basic facilities.Read the full story ›
The views across the Buttermere valley, in the Lake District, has been voted one of the UK's best sights.Read the full story ›
A major milestone has been celebrated in Keswick today, with the reopening of the town's YHA youth hostel.
The hostel has been closed since the floods of Storm Desmond, in December 2015, and is one of the final businesses in the town to reopen.
The £51.3m grant is expected to be approved to help flood hit areas, despite the UK triggering Article 50, to leave the EU.Read the full story ›
More than 1,200 people in South Lakeland have applied for £5,000 grants to protect their properties from future flooding.
South Lakeland District Council says 66 per cent of those eligible had submitted applications by last week's deadline for the flood resilience grants.
In South Lakeland, a total of 2,358 properties were flooded in December 2015.
Of those, it was estimated around 1,900 were eligible for the grant scheme announced by the government.
A scheme to help people in high flood risk areas to insure their homes marks its first anniversary today.
Flood Re was developed after insurers said they were no longer prepared to offer universal flood cover.
Much of Cumbria, and the south of Scotland, was devastated by flooding in the Winter of 2015/16.
Urgent changes need to be made to the way in which wild deer are managed, monitored and culled in Scotland, a Holyrood committee has said.Read the full story ›