How to Nobble the Antis

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN As someone who has endured over a decade of smears from Hard Left privilege-checkers, I know more than most their weaknesses – and how to cripple them. In the case of the antis, I bear no personal grudge as neither work nor fishing permit me the time to hunt or shoot, however it doesn’t take much of a study of both sides … Continue reading How to Nobble the Antis

The Coming Storm

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Sad and worrying stats were released by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recently. Research shows 64% of Scottish gamekeepers receive abuse from members of the public at least once a year. And another 79% are concerned about their future.  Put into context, that’s 64% of Scottish gamekeepers getting grief for going about their lawful business putting … Continue reading The Coming Storm

Poachers are not Hunters

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ A recent article in The Independent from the animal rights fanatic Jane Dalton shows how a once respected newspaper has declined over the years into an impecunious, partisan and clickbait-driven blog. The article in question can be found here: This article by Dalton is particularly revolting as it deliberately conflates the despised enemy of country folk – poachers – … Continue reading Poachers are not Hunters

The Health Benefits of Living in the Countryside

Whether you live in the countryside already or you’re dreaming of a day when you can move there, there’s no denying the number of benefits that come from situating yourself in the wide green spaces of the country. From bigger spaces and stunning scenery to neighbourhood communities and peace and quiet, countryside living has a romance all of its own. But the benefits don’t end … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Living in the Countryside

The Beautiful Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the English Countryside

Being in the English countryside can provide numerous positive feelings for people, be it relaxation, happiness, or creativity. When it comes to the aforementioned creativity, that certainly applies to various musical masterpieces over the years. We aren’t referring to the likes of The Bloodhound Gang here either, more the classical composers many of us know and love, who felt inspired after visiting rural England. The … Continue reading The Beautiful Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the English Countryside

Mental Health & the Countryside

BY NICK PEARCE There are 26.9 million people who walk for leisure and travel in Britain today but there are still plenty who are not heeding medical advice and getting out and about using their two feet. Amongst them are those suffering from mental illness, who are either too scared to leave their homes or cannot find the motivation, especially during this pandemic, to venture … Continue reading Mental Health & the Countryside

Old TV Takes Out Entire Village’s Internet for Over a Year

When living in the countryside, the internet can often be a double-edged sword. While towns and cities are benefiting from superfast fibre broadband, many rural areas of Britain are still suffering with slow dial-up connections. If you’re lucky enough to have broadband it’s almost a guarantee that it won’t be anywhere near as fast as the speeds found in more built-up areas.  Yet at the … Continue reading Old TV Takes Out Entire Village’s Internet for Over a Year

Cancer and Pisces

BY ANDREW MOODY Mick May, the author of Cancer and Pisces: One Man’s Story of his Unique Survival of Cancer, Interwoven with the Joy and Succour of Fishing was first diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer caused by asbestos poisoning, back in 2013. (Mesothelioma) is a particularly vicious form of cancer. It is invariably fatal and the median life expectancy from diagnosis is around … Continue reading Cancer and Pisces

Rural Church Lead Theft

BY RUPERT MATTHEWS More must be done to save our rural church roofs. As I write, four men are awaiting sentence for the despicable crime of stealing lead from church roofs. Anyone living in a village that has suffered this crime will know of the appalling damage it can do to the community – including those who rarely cross the threshold of Christ’s building. The … Continue reading Rural Church Lead Theft

Zulu, Volunteers & Rural Policing

BY RUPERT MATTHEWS Those of you familiar with the great movie “Zulu” may recall the scene early on where a detachment of Boer volunteer cavalry led by Mr Stevenson arrive at Rorke’s Drift to tell Lieutenant Chard (played by Stanley Baker) that his regiment had been wiped out and that 4,000 Zulu are on their way to destroy his isolated outpost. The exchange that follows … Continue reading Zulu, Volunteers & Rural Policing