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The greatest reward of touring the countryside with microphone in pocket and pen behind ear, is the opportunity for new experiences. Badger Faced Sheep. A name that conjures copious images, but none as pretty as the sheep themselves. I’ve spent a considerable part of my life surrounded by sheep, certainly long enough to get to […]

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One thing is assured, the life of a reporter is always varied, maybe more so when you ply your trade where there’s fewer people and far more sheep… North Yorkshire is a charmed land; through man’s boundaries the county encapsulates two National Parks and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. My week started in one of them, […]

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I was incredibly honoured and humbled to be awarded the Yorkshire Award for the Countryside at this year’s Yorkshire Awards ceremony in Leeds. The category is sponsored by the Dalesman Magazine and recognises people who have made a positive contribution to the rural scene in Yorkshire. Last year’s winner for example, was Amanda Owen the Yorkshire Shepherdess. […]

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If I’ve done my sums correctly, the farmed area of Yorkshire is slightly larger than the landmass of Cyprus and narrowly smaller than Jamaica. It’s certainly a proven truth there’s more Michelin starred restaurants in Yorkshire than anywhere else outside of Greater London. It seemed prudent therefore to give Yorkshire its own food and farming […]

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Yorkshire has a farmed area larger than the landmass of Cyprus and marginally smaller than Jamaica, it’s also home to more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere other than London. To highlight what’s going on in Yorkshire’s food and farming sectors I produce and present weekly audio for BBC Radio York’s Saturday Breakfast Show – you can listen […]