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Going for green

Going for green

When the Lords inflicted the Government’s first defeat on Brexit this week, we were watching an early round in what is the biggest and highest stakes political game in town.

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The joy of hedgelaying

The joy of hedgelaying

We often take them for granted, but the hedgerows criss-crossing our landscape are vital stitching in the patchwork quilt of the English countryside. We spoke to Claire Maymon of the National Hedgelaying Society about what’s involved in caring for hedgerows, and how people can get involved to learn a rewarding new skill and keep hedgerows thriving.

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Housing Minister Gavin Barwell gives his speech.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell speaks at CPRE Annual Lecture

We've had the Housing White Paper, but what comes next and how can we ensure housing policy will keep our countryside protected?

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Snowdrop Valley in Exmoor, Somerset.

Spring is coming

Snowdrops. Like all seasonal flowers, I had forgotten them. Occasionally I remembered them, but I had mainly forgotten them.

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Making farming fit for the future

Making farming fit for the future

What is wrong with farming? It appears to be perennially in crisis. From BSE to…

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