Reviving Scotland’s disappearing orchards

Orchard enthusiasts and community groups are fighting back, having completed the first national orchard inventory in more than a century. Image caption Stumps of Victoria plum trees in the Hazelbank area of South Lanarkshire Orchard Revival executive director Dr Crispin Hayes says fruit trees have been part of the Scottish…

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Could big-game fishing return to the UK?

The decline of the dolphinarium Having a (dead) whale of a time Why do people holiday in Scarborough? Image copyright Scarborough Museums Trust Image caption The British Tunny Club was established in Scarborough in 1933 with the aim of being the sporting organisation for big-game fishing Despite the difficulties associated…

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Rainbow presenter Geoffrey Hayes dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRemembering Rainbow star Geoffrey Hayes Geoffrey Hayes, who hosted long-running children’s TV show, Rainbow, has died aged 76. The actor and presenter died in hospital surrounded by his family, according to his manager. In a statement, Phil Dale said: “It is with…

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He may annoy them but ministers can’t ignore Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn full: Theresa May interview with Laura Kuenssberg “It’s over!”… “He’s forgotten the electorate”… “Who cares?” These are some of the more polite ways that cabinet ministers have responded to Boris Johnson’s recent behaviour. The prime minister who is, publicly, as controlled…

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