Someone asked the other day what I would like for Christmas and my reply, somewhat tongue in cheek, was “world peace?” Their response was immediate and stinging, “How tacky” they said. Suitably rebuffed I offered some more mundane Christmas wishes
Derek Collins is an egg producer from a smallholding near Maiden Newton, Dorset. With the help of his son John, he supplies local outlets with superb eggs from traditional breeds of bird. Derek’s hens live in comfortable barns, with access Read more »
“The best thing ever to come from Number 10”, is how one person described the boot of Jonny Wilkinson, after his last minute drop goal won the rugby World Cup for England last week. ‘England has won the World Cup’. Read more »
Students at the University of Exeter played a role in a piece of research recently that earned the researcher a Queen’s Prize. The prize, an annual award established in 1965 by Queen Elizabeth II, for research excellence in the field of English studies, went to Ruth-Maria Roth, a student of English language and literature at the University of Bonn.
Patience Budden, was born in Ghana and has lived in England for nearly 20 years – 7 in East Devon. She is a student at Southampton University, studying Nursing, and planning to study Midwifery. Her interests are gardening, cooking, walking Read more »
Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure were among the artists who appeared on television’s This is Your Life, when the big red book was wheeled out for musician Paul Young. Apart from describing him as having one of the finest Read more »
Angus Carmichael was first drawn to Dorset 33 yrs ago as a boy and never got away. He still loves it, along with its surviving character. “Let the bells ring,” he says. He’s always loved the outdoors and making things, Read more »
“I want to carry on doing the job until the job’s done”, said the current Prime Minister, Tony Blair, recently – alluding to the fact that he has no plans to stand aside for anyone.
Isn’t progress a wonderful thing? Much of it makes us want to go back to how things were. The latest heatwave has many discussing global warming and the book reviewed on page 43 doesn’t bode particularly well for our future.
August is here and as usual a radical change comes over the countryside. School’s out and countless visitors descend on the towns, villages, beaches and rural areas of the South West. The feel of the local environment changes.