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Defra .... fit for purpose following recent revised (again) bTB data?

Defra have recently released

Revisions to bovine TB statistics – September 2014

This two page document, is certainly worth scrutinising and makes quite astonishing reading with errors in Government reporting ranging from 27% to 233%.  615 more words

Executive Secretary

A shepherd's life no more

The splendid Martin Down lies in Hampshire, close to the Wiltshire and Dorset boundaries.  It’s the scene of W H Hudson’s book, A Shepherd’s Life… 744 more words


Mark Reckless MP: destroying Lodge Hill will undermine national SSSI protection across the country

Part of Lodge Hill’s military past: a fictitious Newry Road with Iraqi posters (c) Miles King

Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless is nobody’s fool. You may remember that earlier this year I wrote… 929 more words


Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment

There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that access to the natural environment and green space can increase mental and physical health, wellbeing, and reduce the adverse health effects of social and economic inequalities, in turn contributing to improved quality of life. 254 more words

Butterfly Exploration

Series of pictures I’ve been meaning to post for a while. Some taken in my back garden, others out and about. 14 more words


How have Cheshire badgers caught TB, was it from cattle?

Ministers and the University of Liverpool must explain how a comparatively high level of TB infection in 41 badgers killed on the roads in Cheshire arose. 579 more words

Executive Secretary

'Moor' badgering after Administrative Court rejects Badger Trust's application?

Badger Trust court challenge rejected, but serious concerns remain over continuation of pilot culls

One might wonder what the atmosphere will be like at the Badger Trust Annual Meeting this coming week?  767 more words

Executive Secretary