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There have been very few days recently when politics have provided good news of a morning, but this morning is definitely one of them. The EU elections – which were always going to be a proxy for another go … Continue reading
Brexit seems to throw up one crazy thing after another. After having been told repeatedly by Prime Minister May that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, we now find ourselves in a position where not only has no … Continue reading
I can’t honestly remember a time when environmental stories have been so high up the news agenda- and for such a long period. Perhaps, it’s a reaction to the never-ending and increasingly tedious coverage of Brexit – which suddenly disappeared … Continue reading
An extremely unpleasant new craze is sweeping the nation: It involves wrapping up lengths of hedgerow or even mature trees in netting. The idea is that once a hedge or tree has been netted, birds are unable to nest there. … Continue reading
It’s always tempting, when writing a weekly column, to return over and over again to a well chewed bone called Brexit. And despite Westminster having descended into full-blown Whitehall Farce territory last week, I am going to resist the temptation … Continue reading
It’s fair to say that as a society we are only just waking up to the problems our children and young adults face. To what extent the mental health crisis facing children is linked to increasing social media use is … Continue reading
Scotland is once again ahead of the game (or at least ahead of England) as far as legal protection for wildlife is concerned. Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, announced recently that Beavers would be given the strict protection afforded … Continue reading
It’s still February but already feeling warm (update: winter temperatures records smashed) Thirty or forty years ago, the middle of February would normally have been the depths of winter in England, but no more: Buds are breaking, the grass is … Continue reading
To me, forty days is a nice round number. It doesn’t fit in well with our time cycles of days, weeks and months, but it undoubtedly has great symbolic meaning, the most famous of which, perhaps, is the 40 days … Continue reading