Countryside

The science behind Olivia Colman’s left-wing face

11 May 2024 9:00 am

The new hunting year formally began last week. Should I resubscribe? Politically, the outlook is bleak. In February, Steve Reed,…

In search of deep England

16 December 2023 9:00 am

The covert campaign against field sports

12 August 2023 9:00 am

The renewed war on rural pursuits

The trouble with wild campers

5 August 2023 9:00 am

The trouble with wild campers

Red kites should never have been reintroduced to Britain

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Red kites should never have been reintroduced to Britain

Why Liz Truss shouldn’t be PM

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Two and a half years ago I joined the Tory party to vote for Boris, then unjoined as soon as…

The house names of Surrey tell a sad story

4 June 2022 9:00 am

If you want to understand Surrey, look at the house names. Keepers’ Copse, Meadow View, Weavers, Highfields… What do all…

Farmers vs rewilders: can they find their common ground?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Farmers and rewilders must discover their shared purpose

Which foods are seeing the biggest price rises?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Palm substitutes Palm Sunday was so-called because of the palm fronds thrown before Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem. But…

There is a new and deadly threat to the countryside

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Surprise, surprise. The person who had the shield taken out of the street light so it shone back into my…

The lost dogs of Surrey

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The woman pulled up in her flashy 4×4 which was meandering along the farm track in that way people have…

Letters: In defence of organic food

31 July 2021 9:00 am

A note about manure Sir: I am afraid Matt Ridley shows a lack of understanding about agriculture in general and…

The political baggage of moving house

3 July 2021 9:00 am

We are currently house-hunting — please let me know if you have one going spare. We are looking for a…

Don’t pity me for living in London

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Don’t pity me for living in London

A vegan’s defence of field sports

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The vegan case for field sports

How do we stop the Lycra dads using our stable yard as a toilet?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The cyclist pulled into our gateway, got off his bike and grabbed hold of the electric fencing. Installing game cameras,…

Letters: Why does No.10 seem so oblivious to the threat of Scottish independence?

12 September 2020 9:00 am

Referendum risk Sir: James Forsyth’s excellent analysis (‘To save the Union, negotiate independence’, 5 September) has one flaw: it is…

Beware cars with National Trust stickers

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Always the National Trust sticker. It feels like every time a car parks across the gateway to my horses’ field…

Is Chris Packham finally facing facts on shooting?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Chris Packham is widely seen as the most extreme of well-known animal rights activists. His obsessions against hunting and shooting…

If the office is ‘too dangerous’, why is everyone jetting off on holiday?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The whole of Surrey and south-west London seem to have gone abroad on holiday so I’ve got my sanity back.…