Hobbies

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A bug’s life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain’s wildlife on the record
Amateur nature recorders are providing vital data on beetles, soldierflies and a host of lesser-known insects

Isabella Kaminski

10, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Thanks to the NDIS, blindness hasn't stopped me from enjoying the Australian bush | Ria Andriani
Bushwalking gives me a thrilling sense of adventure that is missing from the safety of urban spaces

Ria Andriani

08, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Country diary: the buck stops with me – momentarily
Bishop Auckland, County Durham: There was time enough for me to take in every detail: new antlers clothed in frayed velvet, eyes like polished jet, twitching ears and a rough coat

Phil Gates

07, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Crossword roundup: does ‘albacore’ mean ‘the camel’?
Words of possible Arabic origin feature in our pick of the best of the broadsheet’s cryptic clues

Alan Connor

05, Apr, 2021 @10:07 AM

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Crossword blog: is it OK to ‘cheat’ when solving puzzles?
Your ethical questions answered: can you use word-finders or ask friends or strangers in order to fill those final squares?

Alan Connor

29, Mar, 2021 @12:26 PM

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All is not rosy for UK gardens as Brexit hits supplies and Covid hikes demand
Red tape and a labour shortage leave retailers and millions of lockdown gardeners with scant pickings

Donna Ferguson

28, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983
Big news from Yorkshire’s mouse capital of the world. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

28, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: mist, music and mighty oaks evolve
Castle Howard, North Yorkshire: The pottering and probing curlews appear to have chosen one of the most well-trodden areas of the estate

Amy-Jane Beer

27, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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We stan together: the wonderful world of Instagram TV fan pages
Continuing our series on a year of lockdown viewing, we explore how social media has brought comfort to fans of British television – and offered an alternative to gossip

Ammar Kalia

24, Mar, 2021 @2:28 PM

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'A new obsession': the people who learned to play instruments during lockdown
Research from Yamaha shows 75% of Britons have turned to music to beat lockdown blues

Amelia Hill

23, Mar, 2021 @1:05 PM

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'A letter tells someone they still matter': the sudden, surprising return of the pen pal
In the pandemic, many have rediscovered the sheer pleasure of writing to strangers, with new schemes spreading hope and connection around the world

Morwenna Ferrier

23, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Crossword roundup: the many meanings of 'PC'
New words for old things in our pick of the best of the broadsheets’ cryptic clues

Alan Connor

22, Mar, 2021 @10:51 AM

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