Farm holidays: Nine of the best rural retreats from Northumberland to Devon and Wales

We’d been driving all day from the Midlands to South Wales. As we approached the village of Laugharne, my mother announced that the landlady at the farm where we were staying was a Mrs Rees. For some reason, I pictured this Mrs Rees as a cross, thin-faced woman in an apron with a rolling pin … Read more

Biden administration will send Covid vaccines directly to doctors in rural areas to boost shot rates

President Joe Biden is planning to announce on Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines will be sent directly to rural areas in the hopes of getting more employees and residents immunized. According to NPR, the Biden administration has crated a list of physicians who are based in ‘socially vulnerable’ communities. These are neighborhoods where many people live … Read more

India Covid: Patients turn to witch doctors as virus hits rural areas

Indians are turning to witch doctors who are branding them with hot irons in a vain attempt to cure Covid as the infection spread from urban centres to rural villages where healthcare is often non-existent.  Dr Ashita Singh, head of medicine at Chinchpada Christian Hospital in a remote part of Maharashtra state which houses the … Read more

India Covid: Patients turn to witch doctors as virus hits rural areas

Indians are turning to witch doctors who are branding them with hot irons in a vain attempt to cure Covid as the infection spread from urban centres to rural villages where healthcare is often non-existent.  Dr Ashita Singh, head of medicine at Chinchpada Christian Hospital in a remote part of Maharashtra state which houses the … Read more

Opening party for one rural Illinois bar led to 46 COVID-19 cases

Opening party for one rural Illinois bar led to 46 COVID-19 cases, the hospitalization of a nursing home resident and the closure of a school that kept 650 children out of class A bar in rural Illinois held an opening party indoors, where attendees often didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing Within two weeks, … Read more

Rural homes that come with small campsites will generate extra income 

One consequence of the Covid crisis is that the demand for country homes with a campsite in the grounds – be it for camping, glamping or caravans – has gone through the roof. ‘People want to escape to the peace and quiet of the countryside, but money is often an issue,’ says Carol Peett, of … Read more

Millions of mice and rats invade rural towns in Australia

Swathes of mice are infesting rural towns in Australia after its bumper grain harvest and destroying crops as the country continues to battle its out-of-control rodent plague. Residents in New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queensland have seen an explosion of mice in recent months with the rodents invading homes, fields and grain silos and … Read more

Millions of mice and rats invade rural towns in Australia

Swathes of mice are infesting rural towns in Australia after its bumper grain harvest and destroying crops as the country continues to battle its out-of-control rodent plague. Residents in New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queensland have seen an explosion of mice in recent months with the rodents invading homes, fields and grain silos and … Read more

Police officer, 37, dies after she was hit by van while cycling on dual carriageway in rural Wales

Female police officer, 37, dies after she was hit by van while cycling on dual carriageway in rural Wales Sergeant Lynwen Thomas, 37, died on the roadside in Carmarthenshire, Wales She was an experienced cyclist who had previously taken part in triathlons Sergeant Thomas worked as a heritage crime specialist at Dyfed Powys Police By … Read more

Police officer, 37, dies after she was hit by van while cycling on dual carriageway in rural Wales

Female police officer, 37, dies after she was hit by van while cycling on dual carriageway in rural Wales Sergeant Lynwen Thomas, 37, died on the roadside in Carmarthenshire, Wales She was an experienced cyclist who had previously taken part in triathlons Sergeant Thomas worked as a heritage crime specialist at Dyfed Powys Police By … Read more