This Traveller funeral was the most emotional send-off I’ve ever been to

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Bev died, aged 61. She was the wife of ‘Foxy’ John, kennel huntsman of our local hunt. Bev was the…

Revealed: the true and unrepeatable secret of Leicester City’s success

14 May 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago a motivational speaker brought out a smart little book called Legacy: What The All Blacks Can…

An otter’s metabolism is so high that you’d have to eat 88 Big Macs a day to match it

Charles Foster: ‘I need to be more of a badger’

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Being a Beast is an impassioned and proselytising work of philosophy based on a spectacular approach to nature writing. That…

Who needs a chicken labelled ‘cook before eating’?

22 August 2015 9:00 am

I was saying the other week that my new hearing aids had come with a warning not to swallow their…

What are we going to do about urban foxes?

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Forget about the countryside. When is the government going to do something about the vulpine creatures wreaking havoc in central…

Let’s set the cops on barbaric fox-hunters

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Among those deeply disappointed with the Conservative party’s victory on 7 May was Britain’s diverse and vibrant community of wild…

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

The Tooting poisoner and the relentless rise of the urban fox

7 February 2015 9:00 am

In my London neighbourhood, an argument about urban foxes is turning very nasty indeed

Our first kills of spring

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The arrival of spring is not an unmitigated joy. The warmth is nice, of course, as are the fresh leaves…

It's sheer madness for Cameron to resurrect the hunting issue

22 March 2014 9:00 am

My house in south Northamptonshire looks out over parkland on which Henry VIII used to hunt deer with Anne Boleyn.…

Penelope Lively’s diary: My old-age MOT

22 February 2014 9:00 am

My surgery has been calling in all those over 75 for a special session with their doctor — a sort…

A dying estate agent helped me see the light

4 January 2014 9:00 am

A dying estate agent helped me to see the light

Good news from Alexander Chancellor’s menagerie

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There is at last good news to report on the poultry front. In the past, when I have mentioned my…