Rural affairs

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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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Country diary: The linnets have brought out the merlins – and the twitchers | Derek Niemann
Broom, Bedfordshire: These exhilarating finches are quite something to watch, with their whirring wings and showboating glides

Derek Niemann

25, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Almost one in 10 local bus services axed over last year in Great Britain
Exclusive: Cuts come despite government’s levelling up promise to improve transport connectivity

Michael Goodier and Jedidajah Otte

24, Jan, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Country diary: Drifting wrappers and thudding pine cones mean only one thing | Mark Cocker
Goyt Valley, Derbyshire: Spotting a species as rare as the crossbill isn’t easy. So you need to play detective

Mark Cocker

24, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Days like these have inspired great art | Carey Davies
Harewood, West Yorkshire: Today is a day of big weather in an even bigger sky. And yet, my eye is drawn to a flock of overwintering chaffinches

Carey Davies

23, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Thousands march across Dartmoor to demand right to wild camp
More than 3,000 people protest on estate of Alexander Darwall after his court victory ends right to wild camp in England

Tom Wall

21, Jan, 2023 @9:46 PM

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Country diary: The briefest, luckiest glimpse of a harvest mouse | Kate Blincoe
Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk: It’s the time of year for surveying the UK’s smallest mouse, so I’m taking to the fields with notepad and stick

Kate Blincoe

20, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Dripping trees and a swollen Tamar | Virginia Spiers
Gunnislake, Tamar Valley: On a dim winter day, lurid moss shrouds the tree trunks, the fallen limbs and sprawling roots

Virginia Spiers

19, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: Much to be found in the two inch-tall rainforest | Phil Gates
Egglestone, Teesdale: Crouch down at this time of year and you’ll see the irrepressible energy of new foliage, fresh shoots and spring’s promise

Phil Gates

18, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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