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  1. Twitter storm erupts as Chris Packham gets it wrong on the...

    A Twitter storm has blown up over inaccurate claims on the social media site by BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham on shooting a species of wading bird. Philip Bowern reports It's a storm in a teacup for some. Or maybe a minor ripple on the surface of a marsh. But BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham has had to apologise for posting a message on the social media site Twitter to his 175,000 followers that lapwings were "still being shot" despite a 53% decline in numbers. His claim…
  2. RSPB backs out of action plan to save rare bird of prey with...

    The hen harrier is a bird of prey with iconic status in the eyes of many conservationists. But the RSPB has pulled out of a scheme to save them. Philip Bowern asks why? Declining numbers of hen harriers on the uplands of the north of England and Scotland – leading to fears the birds could disappear altogether from these areas – prompted the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to join forces with grouse moor owners, pro-shooting groups and conservation…
  3. Jungle warfare: How to survive and fight in extreme environments...

    In a dispatch from the Central American country of Belize, David Wells, a news editor at the Western Morning News, joins Westcountry soldiers of the Coldstream Guards for jungle warfare training on Exercise Mayan Warrior. In sweltering hot, humid temperatures, surrounded by dense jungle vegetation, the first mission of the men and women of the Coldstream Guards is to survive. It means that in the days before the Coldstreamers steel themselves for an arduous push through what can seem…
  4. WMN in Nepal - how a birthday girl saved her little sister in an...

    Sharing a little girl's birthday chocolate just weeks after she was almost crushed to death when her house was destroyed by an earthquake is beyond humbling, writes David Wells, in his latest dispatch from the frontline of a disaster relief mission with Cornwall-based ShelterBox in Nepal.The little girls screamed when the full weight of bricks and timber came crashing down on them as the violent force of nature smashed their home to pieces.Their father, Uddhav Dhungana, heard his daughters…
  5. Stunned birdspotter sees very rare bird at Lincolnshire reserve

    A male bluethroat has been spotted at Willow Tree Fen nature reserve in Bourne. The photo, taken by Adrian Bradley, was captured after rumours broke out that the rare, robin-like bird was in the area. READ MORE: Stunning displays of starlings over Lincoln He said he had learnt from birdspotters online that the bird was in the area before heading down to try to get a snap of a bird the RSPB says there is only one breeding pair of in the UK. "I wasn't going to go, because the…
  6. UK researchers discover a new species of primate from Africa's Angolan rainforests

    Theecologist.org -Environment 02.22 / 16:39 www.theecologist.org
    Until now, civil unrest and the difficulty of working at night have stood in the way of understanding the true nocturnal diversity of the African rainforests but the recent discovery of a new species of primate hints at what lies in wait to be…
  7. Appropriate civilization versus 'new despotism': one month into the Trump Presidency

    Theecologist.org -Environment 02.22 / 15:45 www.theecologist.org
    Believers in the possibility of a better civilization, one rooted in increasing co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues are empowered to bring about the polar opposite, writes Jeremy Leggett. A new despotism rooted in isolationist nationalism and conflict is gaining strength. The battle is not lost: but first we must understand the…
  8. How a toxic spill and a book launched Britain's environmental movement - the forgotten story

    Theecologist.org -Environment 02.22 / 13:42 www.theecologist.org
    The mass poisoning of farm animals in Kent in 1963 was traced to a factory where a pesticide developed as a WWII chemical agent was manufactured, writes John Clark. The event, so close to the publication of Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring', galvanised a growing ecological awareness and campaigning spirit - all the more so as the government's only wish was to hush the matter…
  1. How Charlie Hodson’s award-winning Nelson sausage roll is promoting Norfolk food chains

    Edp24.co.uk -Agriculture  02.22 / 18:39 www.edp24.co.uk
    An award-winning chef is using a humble sausage roll to promote the story of Norfolk’s food-producing prowess, and to raise awareness of farming…
  2. Suffolk-made golden ale scoops Iceland and Mitchell & Butler contracts

    Edp24.co.uk -Agriculture  02.22 / 13:09 www.edp24.co.uk
    A Suffolk brewery has clinched a string of new contracts for one of its…
  1. Progress Update – February 2017

    As I have explained, 2017 is the year that Think Defence goes low key but more detailed, no more frequent short blogs but longer form content at a much more relaxed pace. An update for Feb 2017 The post Progress Update – February 2017 appeared first on Think…
  2. New Long Read and a Quick Update

    From my last update I reminded everyone that whilst the Think Defence blog would be winding down, the Think Defence long form content would not be. The latest long read is a piece on Multidrive Vehicles, arguably, an opportunity lost for the British Army and UK defence industry. http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/multidrive-vehicles/ What else is happening? Various bits ... The post New Long Read and a Quick Update appeared first on Think…
  3. Closedown Phase I Complete

    Phew, that took longer than expected. As I mentioned in my last post on the subject, the first part of the Think Defence blog closedown is to move most of the posts over to an archive site. Done; https://thinkdefence.wordpress.com/ What is there? In order to stay within the limits of a free blog offer, and given ... The post Closedown Phase I Complete appeared first on Think …
  4. A Longer Farewell

    Last Friday I let everyone know of my intent to shut up shop and close Think Defence. I also said I would pen a more considered farewell by way of an explanation and look forward. Beginnings The reason I started Think Defence was simply to provide a forum for (hopefully) sensible conversations about UK defence ... The post A Longer Farewell appeared first on Think…
  1. HE chief gives strategy update

    Highways England’s chief executive Jim O’Sullivan has revealed the latest route strategy documents for the strategic road network are to be published next month with ... Read mor…
  2. Windsor Receives the Royal Treatment from Eurovia Surfacing

    Eurovia Surfacing has completed resurfacing works on the prestigious Thames Street in Windsor which runs up the side of Windsor Castle to the main gate. The ... Read …
  3. £4 million awarded for UK traveller information technology solutions

    Apps that notify motorists of congestion and available parking spaces, and real time journey information for visually impaired passengers, are just some of the projects ... Read…
  4. Judgement of Nyetimber finds against leading English fizz producer

    Harpers.co.uk - Industries 02.22 / 14:10 harpers.co.uk
    Nyetimber’s former head of sales, James Mason, wins his legal case against the English sparkling wine p…
  5. Wine Australia to showcase diversity at ProWein

    Harpers.co.uk - Industries 02.22 / 13:04 harpers.co.uk
    Australia is to place the emphasis firmly on diversity at this year’s P…
  6. Strong exports show Beaujolais is back in demand in the UK

    Harpers.co.uk - Industries 02.22 / 13:04 harpers.co.uk
    Beaujolais exports to the UK have confirmed the region’s return to favour among c…
  7. LTR 1220 builds water basins for energy storage system

    by Sotiris Kanaris Working on an innovative wind power project for Max Bögl Group, a Liebherr telecrawler will pick and carry concrete slabs to build a basin reservoir for a pumped-water energy storage system. When each of the basins is complete, the crane will then need to be lifted out by a 500t all…
  8. Vignobles André Lurton joins Daniel Lambert Wines and Theatre of Wine in the UK

    Harpers.co.uk - Industries 02.22 / 12:25 harpers.co.uk
    Family winery Vignobles André Lurton has appointed Daniel Lambert Wines and Theatre of Wine as its UK distributors with immediate …