Monthly Archives: February 2021

10 years after the Forestry Commission wasn’t sold off, the bad old FC has returned

Cast your minds back, dear reader, Ten Years. I have deliberately capitalised these words so please don’t send me any grammatical correction comments. Ten years seems like an incomprehensibly long time ago, considering what we have been through in the … Continue reading

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Forestry Commission ignores pleas and replants conifers after Wareham Heath fire

This press release was published this morning. Wildlife charities call for new vision after Forestry England replant conifers on precious heathland   RSPB, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Plantlife, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Butterfly Conservation have today expressed concern after Forestry England’s (FE) decision to replant pine trees on precious heathland in Wareham Forest. In the current ecological emergency, they urge FE to begin working with them on a … Continue reading

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Vaccines and Variants point to two alternative futures.

Variant. The word takes me back to sometime in the early 1970s and this car. Someone in the London suburb where we lived had a pale blue one, and I was fascinated by it. It certainly wasn’t a beautiful car, … Continue reading

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