Morpurgo started the farm in the 1970s so that city kids could try country life. Nick Duerden recalls his own week of wonder and wellies
The van forced pedestrians and cyclists to cross a busy road at peak commuter time
Graveney delighted cricket watchers with his mastery of the bowling, his elegance at the crease and his rarely failing geniality and courtesy
'It sounds completely crazy and it probably is - you’ve got to paint 500 cattle on both sides'
Favourite beaten after 420 days out with injury as 66-1 shot claims galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdles at Cheltenham
Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.
Burns is expected to fill the whole left by Toulouse-bound Toby Flood at the Premiership rivals
Defra accused of downplaying results of scheme so it can bring in longer killing periods in the future
Brad Barritt believes the current Saracens side is the best in his five years at the club
Sarries return to the top of the table with a dominant first-half display
The four Welsh regional teams – Cardiff Blues, Newport-Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – have confirmed that they would not sign an extension to their participation agreement with the national governing body. They also warned that without a speedy solution to the long-running row over the Heineken Cup and on the future of the domestic Pro 12 tournament, they would "pursue further competition options".
Annie Power, unbeaten in eight starts, goes on trial at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, but nobody seems really sure which Festival race she is on trial for.
While At Fishers Cross and Reve De Sivola do battle for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot today, one cannot get away from the sense that the most significant action in their staying hurdlers’ category took place in a training spin at Exeter on Thursday.
A former Gloucestershire police community support officer who admitted drug-smuggling is facing 16 years in an Indonesian prison, if judges agree to prosecution demands.
Gloucester’s gifted outside-centre lost out on a place in the autumn internationals through injury, but is fit again and eyeing Six Nations spot
The New One, part of a new wave of top-class young hurdlers threatening to swamp the reigning champion, Hurricane Fly, at the Cheltenham Festival next March, will have his credentials properly examined by a high-class yardstick, Zarkandar, in today’s International Hurdle.