Locals sometimes claim that the centuries-old grove of beech trees in Montejo de la Sierra in Spain is the most southerly in Europe or indeed the world. Not true – that honour goes to a beechwood on the slopes of Mount Etna. But even so there is little doubt the beech grove running alongside the edge of the River Jarama just north of Madrid is among Spain’s most beautiful and ancient, as well as being very rare for these latitudes.
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Tuesday 01 October 2013
The hidden philosophical appeal of cat literature
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Farming minister David Heath has vowed not to be intimidated by opponents of the badger cull after revealing he has received death threats for his part in the controversial scheme.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
A curious Tom Bawden joins David Heath, the Farming minister, on the front line of the battle against bovine tuberculosis
Friday 19 July 2013
Hugh Jackman's X-Men alter-ego is about to get a solo outing. The Australian actor tells Gill Pringle how he became the Wolverine
Thursday 04 July 2013
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson pledged to eradicate disease from English cattle within 25 years
Thursday 21 February 2013
Keepers at Oregon Zoo have come up with a novel way for an arthritic otter to improve the movements in his joints - basketball.
Friday 01 February 2013
So January's over: and here's why it's now OK to feel chipper. Spring is coming. Maybe tonight's the night you'll break a month long detox. It's Friday. And these facts, collected by Ink Tank blog, will (temporarily) make you feel like the world is a brain-meltingly wonderful place (which it might be).
Friday 16 November 2012
“Now you're not going to believe this,” said Glenn Boylan as he took to the stage at the Santon Bridge Inn in the Lake District valley of Wasdale. But, of course, that was the whole point. Glenn was defending his title of World's Biggest Liar in the competition that is held annually in the pub.
Friday 03 August 2012
Niger's Hamadou Djibo Issaka received the roar of a home gold medallist from the Eton Dorney crowd as he finished 33rd and last in the men's single sculls.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Caroline Spelman’s proposed badger cull to halt the rise of TB in cattle will in fact spread the disease, campaigners will tell the High Court tomorrow.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Chris Cairns' lawyer has called on the International Cricket Council to censure Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi over "defamatory" comments which he claims have jeopardised Cairns' future earnings.
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- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do