Maureen Hodges

Farming and Rural Affairs Editor

Farming and Rural Affairs Editor, covering stories across Cumbria for The Cumberland News and The Westmorland Gazette.

Farming and Rural Affairs Editor, covering stories across Cumbria for The Cumberland News and The Westmorland Gazette.

Latest articles from Maureen Hodges

Sheep farmers attack lynx plan

CUMBRIAN sheep farmers have warned of serious consequences for their flocks amid new proposals to reintroduce wild lynx into the county and neighbouring Northumberland.

£150,000 boost for groups helping farmers

FARMERS and rural communities will benefit from health and wellbeing support across the North of England over the next two years, following a successful £150,000 funding bid.

Roll up, roll up - It's Showtime in Cumbria!

THE summer months are prime agricultural and county show time, when vegetables are buffed, victoria sponges get competitive, and farmers parade their finest animals around the ring.