I am Farmers Guardian’s political editor. I have been doing the job for seven years, initially in our London office but I now work in a shed in my garden in rural Oxfordshire! I was brought up on an arable and turkey farm in Leicestershire and still occasionally help out with the turkeys at Christmas. I did a degree in economics at Manchester University, followed by a journalism course in London. I worked on various local papers before I was offered the prestigious role of poultry correspondent at FG in 1997. I left, came back and am still here today!
VETS have reported what is believed to be the first ever UK case of the deadly MRSA bug in pigs.
ONE of the poultry companies at centre of alleged hygiene failings says it has come out with a clean bill of health from a Food Standards Agency (FSA) audit.
MPS have urged the Government to accept the current EU suspension of neonicotinoid seed treatments, arguing that the Government is wrong to use economic arguments to back is stance.
- Health Secretary orders poultry plant investigation
- Has the ‘green blob’ become too powerful?
- BVA confirms support for badger cull pilots
- Calls for proportionate approach to new crop science
- FSA board defers decision on expanding raw milk sales
- NFU takes Healthy Harvest message to Brussels
- Defra unveils plans for badger vaccination in TB Edge Area