The BBC has been accused of sensationalising allotment disputes after a 55-minute fly-on-the-wall documentary that “dished the dirt” on plot battles. BBC1’s Allotment Wars, filmed over seven months, attracted 2.49million…

Allotment gardeners are claiming their crops have been “poisoned” by arsenic and lead. Around 50 plot-holders at the Milner Royd allotments near Halifax have been advised not to eat produce…

Local authorities are preparing to hike allotment rents as government funding cuts bite. Council chiefs are doubling or tripling rents as authorities struggle to cope with funding shortfalls from the…

A council has provoked anger after asking gardeners applying for allotment plots about their sexual orientation. City of Lincoln Council posted an online questionnaire which asked wannabe plot-holders if they…