Rural affairs

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Country diary: Slowly bringing tech into these hills | Andrea Meanwell
Tebay, Cumbria: I’m a traditional farmer, but I can see the worth in trying electronic collars for our cattle

Andrea Meanwell

03, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Jim Parke obituary
Other lives: Educationist who in retirement threw his energies into protection of the countryside

Bob Evans

02, Feb, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Country diary: The changing course of our local rivers | Sara Hudston
Bossington, Somerset: Whether by human or nature’s hand, the riparian landscape here is being reshaped

Sara Hudston

02, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: There’s a peacock butterfly presenting the news | Phil Gates
Crook, County Durham: After the delight of finding this magnificent butterfly overwintering in our house comes the dilemma

Phil Gates

01, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: An unlikely haven of hedgehogs and house sparrows | Kate Bradbury
Hove, East Sussex: My slightly unloved nearby park has plenty to offer if you stay present and look closely

Kate Bradbury

31, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Farmers will be key to plan to restore England’s green spaces and wildlife
Environmental Improvement Plan includes many ambitious pledges but hard-pressed agricultural sector will need effective support

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

31, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Country diary: This ominous pit is breathing | Amy-Jane Beer
Ryedale, North Yorkshire: Grisly secrets, an acrid smell – the windypits will get into your bones

Amy-Jane Beer

30, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Honeysuckle twines its way towards the light | Susie White
Allendale, Northumberland: It brings promise every winter at around this time, twisting around branches and becoming just as fat

Susie White

28, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: An Arctic rarity has caused a stir | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: Hunkered down out of the wind, away from its cackling cousins, is a lone Sabine’s gull

Claire Stares

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: A floating ghost town with a soaring view of the world | Paul Evans
The Marches, Shropshire: At the iron age hillfort of Old Oswestry, time hangs heavy in the air here

Paul Evans

26, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Post-Brexit farm subsidies in England revealed
Farmers will be eligible for funding for up to 280 actions that protect environment under new system

Fiona Harvey and Helena Horton

26, Jan, 2023 @12:14 AM

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New farm subsidies regime could be great for nature – if properly funded
Environmentalists are giving England’s newly announced post-Brexit subsidies system a cautious welcome

Helena Horton Environment reporter

26, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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