MP warned she could lose seat over forest sales

An Englishman’s home might be his castle, but he also feels very defensive about his countryside – and forests – as recent outrage has shown following government plans to sell off some of its woodland. As a keen rambler whose walks often include...

The fuel duty stabiliser dilemma

Like everyone else, I have had enough of rising fuel prices, especially as I live in a rural Cambridgeshire village. How to deal with it is a complex issue which the government is currently grasping with. On the one hand, a fuel duty stabiliser might seem an...

Westminster Abbey’s special treasures

I had a couple of hours to spare in Westminster this week and decided to visit the Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton will tie the knot this April. Whenever I pass by there are usually long queues outside of tourists from around the globe who are keen to...

How safe is your street?

Have you checked out your street yet for reported crime on the police website, www.police.uk? The police knocked on my door a few weeks ago and I immediately panicked and feared the worst! The community beat bobby reassured me that all was fine, and told me that a...

Living with a monster child

I was appalled to read a shocking court case in my local paper today about a mother who was too frightened to wake her violent teenage son to send him to school; he has only attended 22 out of 175 sessions and she pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to secure his...
Tackling global food shortages and GM crops

Tackling global food shortages and GM crops

The chances are I might not be around in 40 years time, but my sons will, and their children too. I want to know they are going to have food to eat. I also want to believe that others in the world will be able to eat as well. According to a report by Sir John...