Parts of forest, near Newport, infected by Phytophthora ramorum
"We are an island nation..." boomed the Churchillian voiceover, thus announcing, in case the title hadn't already given it away, that The Great British Year is yet another TV programme about how great Britain is. TV schedules are currently awash with patriotically themed shows such as the BBC panel show I Love My Country, but unlike some of its ilk, this wide-ranging nature documentary had something truly worth boasting about: our magnificent weather.
The air is crisp and the colours are sharp, making this the perfect time of year to explore the UK’s most spectacular vistas
Robin van Helsum, 21, claimed to be a 17-year-old waif who had roamed the woods of central Europe for five years, and cost taxpayers £25,000 while staying in a social services hostel
Hundreds of pigs will begin feasting on fallen acorns in the New Forest tomorrow as the ancient pannage season kicks off for another year.
The visitors' dressing-room backs onto the press toilets at the DW Stadium. Usual insights are reliably restricted to dubious musical tastes, but at half-time of this match, only the rasping voice of Billy Davies was audible. When put politely, the Nottingham Forest manager was not happy with his team's performance. It was industrial strength stuff. Given what he'd seen, it was also understandable.
A wildfire in central Idaho forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the upmarket tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum over the weekend, as firefighters lost ground against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort.
City of Kesennuma decides 360-ton tuna boat that was washed a kilometre inshore is not a fitting memorial to the 19,000 victims
Unrepentant MEP refuses to back down or apologise over comments that caused storm of protest, insisting there was no racist intent behind phrase
The diseased animal - a ground squirrel - was found to be carrying the disease, which if not treated with antibiotics is usually fatal
A run around the Olympic Stadium offers hope for the future
The 22-year-old struck his ex-partner with a dumbbell after she threatened to report him to police for assaulting her
Tales from the trees: Grizedale Forest, Lake District
Justin Rose followed his brilliant US Open victory by joining the same management company last night that represents Tiger Woods. Rose parted company with British based 4Sports & Entertainment AG to join the growing golf empire run by Mark Steinberg on behalf of Excel Sports.
Jamie Reynolds has yet to enter a plea to the 17-year-old's murder
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