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Sunday book review – On the Marshes by Carol Donaldson

Reviewed by Ian Carter I’ve always liked books about alternative lifestyles, especially by people seeking out a gentler pace of life, more attuned to the natural environment. This is a good example and it’s a book I gradually warmed to as the author’s journey across the North Kent Marshes (contrary to the sub-title) unfolds.  In […]

Tim Melling – Roseate Tern

Tim writes: on 24th July 1812 Dr Peter McDougall was with two friends on the Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde.  They went out to two small islets in Millport Bay where terns were nesting. One of the party shot a tern and McDougall noticed it differed from other terns in having more […]

from Mr Carbo


Saturday cartoon – Ralph Underhill


NE compliance with information requests

Dear NE Thank you for your response on 12 November to my email of 2 November which you have chosen to treat as a complaint. Your response is detailed and clear, but still unsatisfactory and so I wish this matter to be escalated to the next stage, Stage 2, with this email now forming part […]