Devon stories mentioning Brexit, 2020-10-15–2020-10-17

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Dairy consultation a chance for ‘positive change’ in South West

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Dairy consultation a chance for ‘positive change’ in South West, say farming leaders The sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic News A stock image of a dairy farmer milking cows through a parlour. The disruption to supply chains and drop in demand during the coronavirus lockdown saw many dairy farmers forced to pour milk away (Image: Rob Stothard / Getty Images) Politics, environment, farming and more in your new free Western Morning News newsletter - direct to your inbox every day Sign up Farmer’s leaders in the South West say the Government’s consultation on dairy contracts, which has just concluded, is a key opportunity for the industry to make a positive change for the futu...

Desire expressed to 'Get Seafront Done' for controversial site

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Desire expressed to 'Get Seafront Done' for controversial Exmouth site It has been called 'The Brexit of Exmouth' with divisions of opinion over Queen's Drive Daniel Clark Local Democracy Reporter 17:41, 15 OCT 2020 Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Politics, environment, farming and more in your new free Western Morning News newsletter - direct to your inbox every day Sign up Councillors have expressed a real desire to ‘get seafront done’ but that the views of local residents have been listened to. Described as ‘The Brexit of Exmouth’, the saga of what happens to the Queen’s Drive site has been rumbling on for close to ten years. While phase 1 – the realign...

ADVERTORIAL: The legacy of Covid-19: Five ways in which 2020 could change farming

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14:51, 16 OCT 2020 Advertorial Many shoppers have made use of local farm shops in the last few months, such as Churston Traditional Farm Shop near Brixham (Image: Jim Wileman) Jeremy Oatey is chair of the board of directors at Cornish Mutual and managing director of Agricola Growers in South East Cornwall. Here, he considers five ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has changed farming and what it could mean for the future. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, some challenging weather conditions, and uncertainty over Brexit, I suspect most people will be glad to put 2020 behind them. However, there are reasons to be optimistic and I think some benefits will come out of the challenges that we’ve faced...