Press release – from the Labour Party

Labour sets out £4.5m funding boost to fight hare coursing, fox hunting and other wildlife crimes in support of ambitious animal welfare manifesto Tomorrow (Tuesday), Labour will announce additional police resources to support plans laid out in the most radical animal welfare plan anywhere in the world. The plans will double the number of police officers tasked to prosecute wildlife crimes…

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Some time on Saturday this blog passed 1,000,000 pageviews for 2019 so far. For context, here are the previous four years (1 Jan – 31 Dec): 2018, 898k pageviews 2017, 876k pageviews 2016, 1,254k pageviews 2015, 808k pageviews Likes(11)Dislikes(0)

Election watch (2)

Recent heather burning on Bradfield Moor, the Peak District leaves land looking like this… …which doesn’t act very well in holding water in the hills. A woodland would be much better at holding water. I wonder how we could get a woodland to grow in the Peak District? How about, stopping burning the land? The…

Seven Worlds, One Planet (4)

Australia – another amazing programme. I’ve been to Australia once and I doubt I’ll ever go back. I was there in 2005 and we left Heathrow while the first of the Ashes tests was happening at Lord’s – England was obviously heading for a defeat. Just over two weeks later (after my first kangaroos, Duck-billed…

Racecourse diet

I went to Cheltenham racecourse on Saturday. There are several reasons for going to Cheltenham to the races. One, it’s a day out. Two, at this time of year, if lucky, then the drive that I take across the Cotswolds can be a spectacular scene of autumn colours. Third, I usually meet up with friends…