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  1. The Fastest Milkman in the West

    Anyone who was around in the 1970s must surely remember the famous novelty record, Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West. The comedy song grabbed the sought-after number one spot in the UK singles chart over Christmas 1971, keeping the...
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  2. What 2021 Means for British Farming

    What 2021 Means for British Farming

    British farming is entering a new era in 2021, with a new post-Brexit agricultural bill promising the biggest changes for farmers in more than 70 years. When the UK's ties with the European Union were finally cut on 1st January...
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  3. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

    One of the most famous traditional Christmas carols was written more than 300 years ago by England's Poet Laureate, Nahum Tate. Unlike many Christmas songs with unknown origins, this staple of festive carol services is attributed to one of the...
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  4. Sheep Farming in the UK

    Sheep Farming in the UK

    In the UK, sheep farming has always been an important industry, with meat, wool, milk and sheepskin forming the basis of trade for centuries. Today, the main product of sheep is meat, although there's still a market for the other...
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  5. How is the Harvest Festival Celebrated in the UK?

    How is the Harvest Festival Celebrated in the UK?

    Every year in the UK, the Harvest Festival marks a traditional celebration of the land. Normally, it takes place on or around 23rd September - the Sunday of the Harvest Moon. This is the full moon that appears at the...
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  6. John Keats: To Autumn

    John Keats: To Autumn

    As the last throes of summer sunshine fade, we find ourselves in autumn, with a nip in the air and dusk falling ever-earlier. The English Romantic poet John Keats was inspired to write one of his most famous poems at...
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  7. Young Farmers: A Brief History

    Young Farmers: A Brief History

    The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is one of the UK's largest rural youth organisations, heading 598 Young Farmers' Clubs, with a total of 22,000 members. The clubs provide a framework for events, training, competitions and other experiences for...
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  8. The Impact of Brexit on the Agriculture Industry

    The Impact of Brexit on the Agriculture Industry

    The UK will leave the EU's Common Agricultural Policy as a result of Brexit - which means British farmers will no longer be protected by European legislation and funding. The move has been described as the "biggest funding shake-up in...
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