Dog Walkers Warned

BY NICK PEARCE Police have issued a stark warning to those who choose to walk their dogs in the countryside as lambing season begins on farms across Wiltshire. Dog owners with the countryside on their doorsteps are able to enjoy it despite the coronavirus lockdown laws, meaning the risk of livestock being attacked by dogs is less likely, but still possible. Police in Cirencester, just … Continue reading Dog Walkers Warned

Gibbon’s Caution

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Edward Gibbon wrote in his Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire: “[A] distinction of every kind soon became criminal. The possession of wealth stimulated the diligence of the informers; rigid virtue implied a tacit censure of the irregularities of Commodus; important services implied a dangerous superiority of merit; and the friendship of the father always insured the aversion of the son. … Continue reading Gibbon’s Caution