Fighting Countryside Loneliness

Half a million older people don’t see or speak to anyone for five days a week, according to Age UK, while for almost four million of them, it’s the television – rather than friends or family – that keeps them company. But it isn’t just the elderly who are affected by loneliness. The Co-op and the British Red Cross have found that more than nine … Continue reading Fighting Countryside Loneliness

Once Bitten Twice Shy

BY NIGEL BEAN The wannabe doctor Annabelle Lea is a product of a left wing educational system that has indoctrinated her all through her young life. #AnnabelleLea Each of Annabelle’s parents want banning from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Rotary club for raising this upstart. pic.twitter.com/8t1o1hUw2J — Mandy (@Kleesho) December 17, 2019 This is why Labour want the voting age lowered – so many of the … Continue reading Once Bitten Twice Shy

Propaganda & Fakery Exposed

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Last week’s highly revealing video produced by Fields Sports TV and presented by Charlie Jacoby (link at bottom of this article) could not have come at a more appropriate time. It is a game changer. On the Monday before its release, Country Squire Magazine covered a Facebook appeal by Derbyshire police – they were advising hunt saboteurs and their … Continue reading Propaganda & Fakery Exposed

End HS2 – the Countryside Vandal

BY BEN EVERITT HS2 Ltd continues to cause outrage and disbelief in my part of the countryside with ‘enabling works’ and ‘de-vegetation’. Somehow contractors are allowed to continue the project’s environmental vandalism, even though the whole caper is currently officially on hold. It’s a monumental waste of money and it’s an answer to a question that no-one’s asking. When I travel to London for work … Continue reading End HS2 – the Countryside Vandal

The Changing Face of Rural Crime

BY BEN EVERITT The scope of rural crime is changing, but if criminals think that they can hide in the countryside, they’re mistaken. Rural crime is costing around £50 million a year. This includes things like tractor theft (total cost £7.4m), quadbike theft (£2.6m) and livestock theft (£2.5m). Yes. You read that right. Sheep and cattle rustling is a multi-million-pound business nowadays. There have been reports … Continue reading The Changing Face of Rural Crime

Countryside Helps Mental Health

BY NICK PEARCE One interesting development yesterday on Mental Health Day was how the countryside was being touted as the route out of depression and back to good health. Nature “prescriptions” by GPs could be a cheaper way to improve the UK’s mental health, a pioneering new study found – research conducted by Leeds Beckett University found that swapping regular prescriptions for nature activities could … Continue reading Countryside Helps Mental Health

A Scottish Gamekeeper Speaks Out

BY BERT BURNETT On Thursday STV were too quick to highlight that Scotland’s wildlife population is in a state of consistent decline, referencing a new report. 70 wildlife groups joined forces with Scottish government agencies for the first time, to analyse data about nearly 6500 species across land and sea for the latest ‘State of Nature’ report. It found that in the five decades since … Continue reading A Scottish Gamekeeper Speaks Out

Inversnaid

This darksome burn, horseback brown, His rollrock highroad roaring down, In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam Flutes and low to the lake falls home. A windpuff-bonnet of fawn-froth Turns and twindles over the broth Of a pool so pitchblack, fell-frowning, It rounds and rounds despair to drowning. Degged with dew, dappled with dew Are the groins of the braes that the … Continue reading Inversnaid