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Creating space for a battling midfielder
Back in the Wilkinson years, before Batty turned England Captain, before Kamara turned Sky pundit, and before Eric turned Red, I was a Leeds fan. Me and Dad had season tickets in the East Stand and never missed a home game. Eventually the endless 0-0 draws under George Graham put me off football altogether...
23 Sep 2011
Budget cuts hits Scottish farmers
RSPB Scotland warns the countryside will suffer after yesterday's announcement that the Scottish Government's Spending Review will cut a further £10m from agri-environment budgets. Read what Stuart Housden, RSPB Scotland Director had to say here ...
22 Sep 2011
Next week we will be at the European Dairy Event at the NEC – Just how much space for nature can we expect modern dairy farms to provide?
Farming has never stood still, but few of its sectors have changed as much as dairying over the last few decades. Dairy farmers have been declining as fast as some of our farmland wildlife: in the past ten years alone, the number of dairy farmers has halved in England and Wales, and fallen by a third...
2 Sep 2011
Advisory Team Wales Reach New Heights
It’s been a busy few weeks for us here in Wales. The Royal Welsh Show kicked things off back in mid July, the biggest and best attended event of its kind in the UK, with four days of good weather and a huge number of visitors to the stand, so many in fact, we ran out of our increasingly popular...
1 Sep 2011
Cirl Bunting Bulletin
When was the last time you had a cirl bunting on your farm? My guess is unless you live in Devon or parts of Cornwall you’ve probably never heard of them. These relatives of yellowhammers, until the turn of the 19 th century, had a stronghold throughout southern England and into parts of...
31 Aug 2011
Step into my Office
Welcome to my office. I reckon it’s one of the biggest in the UK. Vaguely speaking, the ‘walls’ are the A14 to the south, the Cambridgeshire border to the west, the start of the sandy Brecks to the east, and to the North... Well I haven’t quite decided but it’s somewhere...
26 Aug 2011
My way is the flyway
Just returned from the Birdfair this last weekend, a three day event with the aim of raising as much money for conservation projects around the world. Both Inspiring and fantastic! Described as the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury, The British Birdwatching Fair is jointly organised by the Leicestershire...
23 Aug 2011
Hurry - last chance to win a luxury weekend for two!
There is just one week left in the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Awards voting frenzy, which closes next Wednesday ( 31 August ). The vote is where we invite, encourage and cajole every man, woman and child old enough to make their own mind up, to vote for one of the four fabulous finalists in our...
22 Aug 2011
A Fair Chance
This weekend we will be at BirdFair (Marquee 4, Friday 19 - Sunday 21 August, Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water), the annual jamboree for birdwatchers and their flocks. As we are in the final 2 weeks of the public vote for the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award , its a great opportunity to remind...
17 Aug 2011
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