Rural life

'Don't forget about farmers or rural communities'
A quarter of farmers are living in poverty and depression is a major issue, says farmer Annie James.

Volunteer tree planting effort for endangered wildlife

A hedge sparrow
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A hedge sparrow

Volunteers will be out planting more than 3,000 hedges and trees today, as part of conservation work on farms in Wiltshire.

The hedges will form a wildlife corridor for endangered species including the tree sparrow, whose numbers have plummeted since the 1970s.

The work is part of a conservation project started by a group of 31 farmers in an area of the Marlborough Downs.

General Election 2019: 'MPs need to do more for communities'
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This Country: 'Everyone knows a Kerry and Kurtan'

Charlie and Daisy-May Cooper reveal what's to come in the third series of This Country