FREE help is being given by Holme Lacy College, Hereford, to farmers and rural businesses to get online.

The college is also offering a free online service called on business to access information, including thousands of easily searchable contacts, initiatives and funding sources relevant to the rural economy.

An advisor is available to go to the business and set up the computer for getting online. Guidance and training is also available for using e-mail and any other programmes that may be encountered as well as installing software.

The service is free of charge to any farmer or rural business in the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire to encourage more rural enterprises to get online. The IT adviser for the area is William Dereham on 0796 751 4114.

Another contact is Cathy Meredith at Holme Lacy College on 01432 870316.