Country Focus

Country Focus

Rachael Garside presents the rural news magazine for those who live and work in the Welsh countryside. Broadcast on BBC Radio Wales Sunday at 0700, repeated Monday at 0530

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  • First Milk, the Best Welsh Food Market and A Dovecote

    Sun, 18 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Are farmers reassured by dairy co-operative First Milk who insist that the business is on track? Help us nominate the best Welsh food market for a national award And the newly restored dovecote supplying food for a lord's table

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  • Calch - the limestone quarries of the Black Mountain

    Sun, 11 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    At the western fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies the Black Mountain. It's a strikingly beautiful area but for more than 200 years it was a hive of industrial activity where limestone was quarried and processed to make lime. Now a new project called CALCH is encouraging visitors to come and discover how this forgotten industry helped build Wales.

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  • Portrait of a Family Farm

    Sun, 4 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    It's the end of the Royal Welsh Show but the job of farming continues across Wales. This year the United Nations named 2014 the International Year of the Family Farm celebrating it's contribution to the global economy. But in an age of super farms and commercialisation what future for the family farm here in Wales? Rachael Garside visits Whitewall farm near Presteigne in Radnorshire - home to the Rogers family to find out what daily life entails for them.

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  • A Look Back on the Year

    Sun, 28 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    This week we take a look back at the year that was 2014 and reflect upon some of the highs and lows of rural life - whether it be in the uplands, the valleys, behind the farm gate or at the end of a country lane we've had some fascinating stories....

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