Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interview: Jerome Starkey, Countryside Correspondent for The Times

1. You've been at the Times for a while, what drew you to move to the Countryside Correspondent post? I spent the last ten years abroad. Five in Afghanistan and five in Africa. I think...

Restoring The Halt

One of the greatest advancements and fastest progressions for agriculture in British history was surely the birth of steam. Britain's countryside has long been rich in agriculture, but in earlier times when people lived by...

Things to do: See the Restless Temple in Cornwall

The Restless Temple is unique sculpture, created by artist and designer Penny Saunders, that moves in every sense of the word. Based on the form of an ancient temple, the sculpture turns the associations...

Rural pubs really do make countryside communities happier – but they are closing at...

Ignazio Cabras, Northumbria University, Newcastle The village pub is a key – even clichéd – feature of rural England. They evoke images of pork scratchings and perilously low beams, frothy pints of warm ale and...

Ploughing a straight furrow

On a cool Sunday morning in early November, I head out to the local vintage tractor and engine club's annual ploughing match. Each year this event draws tractor enthusiasts, old and new, from miles away....

Crowdfund the chic alternative to waterproof trousers

Unless you spend your life on the sofa, it's highly likely you have a pair of waterproof trousers somewhere. As much as they are essential for outdoor activities in rainy England, however, it's hard...

Nevill Holt Opera plans new 400-seat theatre

Nevill Holt Opera, one of the countryside's most popular opera festivals, has applied for planning permission for a 400-seat theatre to be built on its estate in Leicestershire. If approved the plans would see a...

Don’t miss Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2016 this weekend

Head to the Top Gear test track this weekend for two days of spectacular automotive and aviation themed entertainment. A two-hour motoring demonstration, featuring super, classic and vintage cars, will be run by the...

Review: Jutland 1916: Twelve hours to win the War

The centenary of the First World War was not in 2014. It was in 2014 and 2015, it is in 2016 and it will be in 2017 and 2018 as well and Angus Konstam’s...

Rural businesses we love: Harriet Whinney Pearls

According to fashion commentators. pearl jewellery is 'back'. Whether you're thinking about purchasing your first piece, or you've always been a girl in pearls, rural pearl specialist Harriet Whinney is well worth a look. Harriet Whinney...