Satellite-tagged hen harrier ‘Rowan’ found dead in suspicious circumstances — Raptor Persecution UK

Another of this year’s young satellite-tagged hen harriers has been found dead. This time it’s Rowan, a bird that hatched at Langholm and was being satellite-tracked by the Hawk & Owl Trust. Here’s a joint statement put out by the Hawk & Owl Trust and Natural England: The body of a juvenile, male hen harrier […]

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Long Meg “at risk” — The Heritage Journal

Long Meg and her Daughters, the ancient stone circle near Penrith is being damaged by vehicles and has been placed onto Historic England’s ‘at risk register’. As someone on Trip Advisor wrote recently: “My American visitor was stunned to find we could just drive up, park and wander at will with no red tape and […]

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The destruction of Speldhurst Church in Kent on the 20th October 1791 — All Things Georgian

On Wednesday the 19th October 1791, the sea off the Kentish coast ‘ran mountains high, without any apparent cause’. Ships hastily made for harbour and lucky that they did for, on the following morning, a tremendous storm hit the south-east of England, with Kent particularly suffering. On Thursday 20th October, at half past eleven o’clock […]

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