The Artisan Cheese Fair

03/05/2014
04/05/2014

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The Artisan Cheese Fair, which began in the Market Town of Melton Mowbray four years ago, is now the largest gathering of traditional cheese makers in the country. More than 200 regional specialities from over 25 counties across the British Isles and as far reaching as Fife in Scotland, County Carlow in the Republic of Ireland, Cornwall and Cardiganshire will offer cheese-lovers a feast of flavours. Read more »

With three people killed or seriously injured every day on London's streets, Assembly members ‘Come Together’ for pedestrian safety

London Assembly Members Richard Tracey, Valerie Shawcross, Darren Johnson and Tom Copley on Abbey Road © Rob Taylor for RJTmedia

On average, three people every day are killed or seriously injured whilst walking the streets of London. A staggering 25 per cent of fatalities take place on pedestrian crossings - an additional 19 per cent take place within 50 metres of one. Read more »

Katharine Hamnett designs T-shirt to show support for Caroline Lucas & campaigners on trial for anti-fracking protest

Katharine Hamnett, the pioneer of ethical and environmental clothing, has pledged her support for anti-fracking campaigners, including Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, as they stand trial for involvement in anti-fracking protests at Balcombe last year. Read more »

"Politicians Discussing Global Warming" by Issac Cordal

© Issac Cordal

This sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin is called "Politicians discussing global warming."

Useful + Beautiful: Contemporary Design for the Home

29/04/2014
25/08/2014
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HUSH © Freyja Sewell

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“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris Read more »

Survival International marks International Women's Day with a portrait gallery of tribal heroines

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For generations, industrialized societies have subjected tribal women and their communities to genocidal violence, slavery and racism in order to steal their lands, resources and labour. © Steve Morgan

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, Survival International has published a new photographic gallery that portrays the lives and stories of inspiring tribal women, past and present. Read more »

South West Coast Path crowned best British walking route

Looking out to sea on the South West Coast Path. Photograph by Richard Taylor.

The South West Coast Path National Trail has been voted the Best British walking route by Walk magazine for the second time in row and the timing couldn’t be more apt. In the past two months, the UK has suffered some of the most severe weather ever to hit these shores and the South West has taken the biggest battering. Read more »

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

03/05/2014
11/05/2014
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Now in its ninth year and bigger than ever before, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 11th May) is offering a choice of over 50 free, varied and rewarding walks in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. Read more »

Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought

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Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) © Geoffrey A Hammerson

Although widely used assessments of threatened species, such as the IUCN Red List, were not developed with the effects of climate change in mind, a study of 36 amphibian and reptile species endemic to the US has concluded that climate change may not be fundamentally different from other extinction threats in terms of identifying species in danger of extinction. Read more »

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