Under the current EU method, farmers are paid part of a £3bn subsidy based on how much land they own, which makes up 50-60% of their income.Read the full story ›
Southern Water wants to pump more water from the River Medway - to bring Bewl Water up to normal levelsRead the full story ›
A campaign's been launched to save one of the country's oldest disabled riding schools. Broadlands' asbestos roof needs urgently replacing.Read the full story ›
Your idea of a good holiday might be lounging around the swimming pool or sunning yourself on the beach … but growing numbers of office workers are choosing to spend their time off picking fruit at harvest time.
In an effort to end their reliance on overseas workers, vineyards are marketing "working holidays" where people can "reconnect with the countryside" and enjoy the "camaraderie" of farm life.
Chloe Keedy has been finding out more.
Six springer spaniels nursed back to health after being abandoned near AshfordRead the full story ›
One of the biggest country shows in the Thames Valley takes place this weekend.
Thousands of people are expected at the Berkshire Show - which sees around 2,000 animals displayed across the site at Newbury.
Among the many millions of viewers who watched ITV series The Darling Buds of May - set on a Kent farm in the 1950s - was a young businessman who went on to make a fortune from internet marketing. And when Simon Coulson saw that the farm - in Bethersden near Ashford - was up for sale he decided to buy a piece of TV history. His efforts have been so successful, as Pop Larkin might have said, it calls for a cocktail. John Ryall's been to take a look.
Almost a quarter of a million people from all over the country are set to visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair this weekend.
The annual event in Tarrant Hinton showcases a range of steam-powered vehicles and machinery.
The country's longest and highest 'tree-top walkway' has opened in Kent.
The rope and net construction at Groombridge Place, near Tunbridge Wells, stands 20m above the forest floor at its height - and runs for 350m through Oak, Beech, Chestnut trees and Pine.
Caroline Edmunds explains.
It's an industry described as the backbone of our region - employing more than 50,000 people.
But farmers in the South are warning the Government that food standards will be put at risk - if new trade deals allow an influx of cheap imports from other countries.