Monday, December 11, 2017

The Brave Men of Kent

James Lloyd remembers the free will of the Kentish people, whose refusal to accept laws handed down from a haughty conqueror provides an example that Britons everywhere should imitate and which is commemorated to...

Some of the best quotes from yesterday’s BT broadband provision debate in Parliament

Did you know that Parliament has debated broadband issues a total of 45 times over the past 5 years? Yesterday MPs met in Westminster Hall, with Joan Ryan in the chair, to once more...

The Unconquered County

James Lloyd recounts the tale of how one English shire defied the Duke of Normandy and remains to this day legally the only unconquered county. On the fourteenth of October 1066, the King of the...

The Devil and Newington Church

James Lloyd visits the village of Newington, near Sittingbourne in Kent, where the church boasts a most peculiar relic left by a less than orthodox parishioner. Hell hath no fury like a priest with bell...

Five facts about Wales from the Countryside Alliance election manifesto

The Countryside Alliance has just published its manifesto for the 2016 Welsh Assembly elections, and it's thought-provoking stuff with some excellent recommendations. The organisation is, for example calling for public bodies to be audited on how...

The Castle that Never Was

James Lloyd tours two of his favourite archaeological sites in Kent and muses on their meaning and purpose. Kent, uniquely of all English counties, is divided into districts called lathes (or possibly ‘laths’ – so...

Watch the RBS 6 Nations in a country pub

Supporting your team in the RBS 6 Nations can be a nerve-wracking, heart-breaking affair. Rather than suffer in silence, we recommend heading to your local country pub for moral support and a pint of something...

Contribute to The Rural Voice

We're dedicated to illuminating the highs and lows of rural life through news, in-depth articles, reviews and more. We want to capture the full spectrum of experiences and views - and for that we need...

48% of rural broadband connections don’t meet the required speed

Rural business owners and individuals will today be heartened by a report that highlights the true inequalities in Britain's current broadband provision. Published by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) led by the Rt Hon Grant Shapps...

The Old Gods of England

James Lloyd visits a long barrow in Oxfordshire and tells the tale of the ancient Anglo-Saxon god of manufacturing, just one of the many examples of how myths, legends and folktales can become attached...