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Nuffield Farming Scholarships – Applications due in by 31st July

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If you are between 25 and 45 working in or involved in agriculture, the land based industries or the food chain, have you thought about applying a Nuffield Farming Scholarship? Please note it is not necessary for applicants to have any formal further education since leaving school, you just need to be really keen aboutRead More >

Herefordshire Rural Hub Chairman

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Do you want to make a difference to Herefordshire? Do you have a range of skills and experiences to offer for the benefit of enterprises in rural Herefordshire? This is a voluntary role, expenses can be claimed when projects and additional roles arise. The Hub is a Community Interest Company led by agricultural and ruralRead More >

Beware of a Telephone Scam

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West Mercia Police are receiving a number of calls from concerned residents reporting multiple calls from persons purporting to be from the HMRC.  The general theme is that answerphone messages are left asking the resident to phone a number back immediately or be threatened with legal action.  If the number is phoned, someone tells the residentRead More >

Achieving the 2020 Vision for Herefordshire’s Family Farms

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The Herefordshire Rural Hub has launched a new project, with support from The Prince’s Countryside Fund. It will provide a unique package of business support for farming families in Herefordshire. We are actively seeking farm businesses to take part in this 3-year project with the aim of helping 12 farming families achieve long term viabilityRead More >

Anti-terrorism security advice for Event Organisers

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Event Security As an event organiser you are responsible for the safety and security of everyone involved prior to, during, and after the event. The police can offer advice on these matters and will advise on the current security threat level for international terrorism. Clearly, if needed the police will attend and carry out theirRead More >

Beware of Internet Fraudsters

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Fraudsters are using the global WannaCry ransomware attack as a hook to try and get people to click on the links within this clever BT branded phishing email.    Action Fraud have received several reports of this very convincing email that claims BT have launched preventative measures to protect your data on an international scale. AfterRead More >

Teaching Trees for Herefordshire

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Primary schools are being invited to take part in free Teaching Trees sessions at Aconbury in Herefordshire as the Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) new Education Officer Tim Kaye takes up his role. Tim, who takes over from Faye Esrich, has worked in outdoor education for over 20 years and will be basing Teaching Trees sessionsRead More >

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme: what parents and employers should know

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Budget 2013 announced the introduction of a new childcare scheme to support working families.   This was to be the new Tax-Free Childcare Scheme and it would be delivered by HMRC in conjunction with National Savings and Investments (NS&I). The introduction was delayed due to legal challenges. However, these were not successful and the phased introductionRead More >

Good Finance website for social enterprises

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A new website to help charity trustees and social enterprise operators understand and access social investment has been launched by Big Society Capital, Access and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Good Finance website provides a range of online resources, guidance and case studies. The website also provides an online directory of socialRead More >