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2:11pm Friday 4th February 2011
2:16pm Friday 4th February 2011
The government’s new approach to making tax policy announced in June 2010 at the same time as the emergency budget is very welcome. There have been three major steps forward: • Step 1 was the publication, also in June 2010, of a consultation document on tax policy making, the response to which was later published in December 2010.
2:18pm Friday 4th February 2011
The recent weather has given cause for thought because if more extreme weather is becoming the norm, insulation and fuel economy – which were already high on the agenda - will stay up there, and water conservation and keeping stock in a new climate will present new challenges.
2:20pm Friday 4th February 2011
The economy and the new Government’s responses to the challenges it poses are changing the rules and structures to which we have come accustomed - all of which will contribute to 2011 being something of a year of turmoil.
2:23pm Friday 4th February 2011
Having read what many of the respected forecasters predict for 2011 it is difficult to pick out a clear consensus, but few of them pay much attention to matters rural anyway. As ever, the New Year seems to hold mixed fortunes for us depending on who you listen to.
2:25pm Friday 4th February 2011
Farmers have been playing a vital role during the wintery weather by keeping rural roads clear. Charlotte Sealy has looked into how different highway authorities across the south west harness this essential rural resource.
9:38am Friday 8th October 2010
Richard MacDonald’s Task Force on Farming Regulation has been challenged to find ways of reducing the bureaucratic burdens that English farmers and food producers face – and, in spite of regulations stating we can only burn hedge clippings, get the red tape ready because that’s the bonfire we’ve been waiting for throughout the last decade.
9:41am Friday 8th October 2010
With the start of the shooting season upon us, it is time to ensure that you are compliant with all regulations to enjoy the months ahead. Below we note some tips for shoot owners and some licensing facts and reminders for those who own guns.
9:42am Friday 8th October 2010
9:44am Friday 8th October 2010
You don’t come across Ostlers Cider Mill by chance – in fact, you have to go seriously out of your way to find it - but more and more people are beating a track to father and daughter Peter and Becci Hartnoll’s door - and becoming part of a small marketing miracle.
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It has been heartening to see the coverage of the new Wiltshire Council market being opened in Trowbridge and, as a Wiltshire Council market trader of long standing, I wish it every success. New markets are needed in these straitened times and it is only right that stallholders at new markets are offered special reduced rates. − Name and address suppliedRents rising on quiet »
I have an office in the small trading estate at the top of Westwells Road, Hawthorn Hill, near Rudloe, in Corsham. Traffic flow on Hawthorn Hill – and, as a consequence, office access – is currently in a state of chaos, thanks to work being carried out by Bardon Constructing. − Geoff Fry, NestonOver by Christmas »