Monthly Archives: October 2022

For want of a comma

I trust that Thérèse Coffey will not demand the purge of the Oxford comma from Defra officials’ language. Continue reading

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Butterfly betterment

The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers had a productive workday at Common Wood, improving the habitat for butterflies. Continue reading

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A united front for national parks

The national parks movement makes a declaration at a time of crisis. Continue reading

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Paths are great for the local economy

Ministers note: Walkers Are Welcome Towns demonstrate that paths are good for the local economy. Continue reading

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Young wilders bring hope

I was honoured to join the Youngwilders and Heal Rewilding to write a manifesto for the next generation. Continue reading

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The fight over the Wolds Way’s opening 40 years ago

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail, but it was the Ramblers’ alternative opening which made the headlines. Continue reading

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