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  1. Mountain hare research: Speyside

    Article written by William Powell Country 24 August 2016

    Report on Mountain Hare research in Speyside Recently habitat loss, fragmentation (a reduction in the total area of a habitat) and over exploitation of mountain hares has put the population under threat, with a recent survey indicating a 43% decline Read the Rest…

  2. Mollington Races 2016

    Article written by William Powell Country 18 April 2016

    Mollington Races – Saturday 9th April 2016 With the Point to Point season well and truly under way, the first of the Mollington Race Meets home to the Warwickshire Hunt Point-to-Point, took place last Saturday near Banbury. Mollington racecourse is Read the Rest…

  3. Your Best Shots of 2015

    Article written by William Powell Country 11 January 2016

    The William Powell “Best Shots of 2015” event has uncovered some amazing photographs which extend from thrilling Gun Dogs to enthusiastic Young Shots. We were stunned with the number of entrants which is simply fantastic! With over 100 photographs to Read the Rest…

  4. Hit and Miss by Robin Page

    Article written by William Powell Country 20 August 2015

    Robin Page writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph about the British Countryside.  Robin lives on a small farm in Cambridgeshire which has been in the family for more than 50 years. Robin is an accomplished writer having published 31 books Read the Rest…

  5. Cheltenham Festival 2015

    Article written by William Powell Country 10 March 2015

    The official title of the Cheltenham Festival is the National Hunt Meeting. This originated in 1860, when the National Hunt Chase was first held at Market Harborough and titled the Grand National Hunt, featuring the one race alongside other steeplechases. After taking Read the Rest…

  6. Time for the truth about predators by Robin Page

    Article written by William Powell Country 07 March 2015

    It’s no use pandering to people’s sensitivities if we want to know the truth about life in rural Britain One of the biggest problems our wildlife and countryside faces at the moment is the lack of honesty and transparency shown Read the Rest…

  7. A day on the Marshes, Tim Watts explains…

    Article written by Tim Watts 20 January 2015

    Game shooting is now in full swing and our early two driven pigeon days seem a life time ago with the warm green countryside and guns wandering around in shirt sleeves. A cracking Autumn for pigeons produced over four hundred Read the Rest…

  8. Does the shooting industry do more good than harm to Britain’s wildlife?

    Article written by William Powell 10 July 2014

    Does the shooting industry do more good than harm to Britain’s wildlife? Last Sunday’s Countryfile featured game shooting on the programme. A new study claims that the sport generates thousands of jobs and two billion pounds for Britain’s economy as Read the Rest…

  9. Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

    Article written by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 01 May 2014

    Britain’s leading wildlife research charity is hoping to encourage talented young people aged 16 or under to take part in its 2014 nature photography competition. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) inaugurated the Julian Gardner Award in 2012. The Read the Rest…

  10. Firelight

    Article written by Fennel Hudson 06 March 2014

    It is 11 o’clock on a cold, windswept and rainy February night. Mrs H and Little Lady are upstairs, sleeping peacefully beneath quilted blankets, and I am downstairs in the living room, penning letters to my friends and doing my Read the Rest…