My study window looks out over a 10-acre meadow with a small hill on the far side. Under the grass on the hill there’s esker sand and gravel laid down in the last Ice Age. Back in the days when the main forms of transport round here were powered by horses and donkeys people had to be more locally self-sufficient, particularly for heavy items like sand and gravel, and a small quarry was opened up on the west side of the hill.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
THEY’RE clocking up thousands of miles as they complete their journey from England to Africa — and five migrating cuckoos fitted with tiny tracking devices are providing new information which could help explain a sharp decline in the number of the birds in Britain, scientists said Friday.
Sat, 20 Aug, 2011
THE founder of WikiLeaks yesterday said he fears that the United States is getting ready to indict him on espionage charges, but insisted that the secret-spilling site would continue its work despite what he has called a dirty tricks campaign.
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010