The only clear conclusion to be drawn from the European election results is that the country is now divided along new lines.
The story of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition is one of the most notorious and tragic in all Britain's long seafaring history.
Soft sunlight filtering through towering beech trees, the tumbling gurgle of rushing water, and wildflowers peppering the river bankside in a drift of yellow and white polka dots; it is spring and I’m down by the River Earn near Crieff.
Ask a friend to name an American city and the chances are that few will trump up with Charleston. I’ve just been out and not only is this South Carolina charmer a brilliant city to visit, but the surrounding state offers a swathe of things to see and do.
It’s fair to say that Arthur Miller knew a thing or two about plays.
Are we on the cusp of a calamity in our fields where the once ubiquitous animal – the hare – disappears forever?
It was the second time in as many weeks that I had spotted a brown hare in this Kinross-shire field, and this one was moving with real purpose. The reason soon became apparent because suddenly another hare, hidden in the grass, reared-up before it and there was a temporary stand-off.
I must be getting soft, for tears began to well in my eyes as I watched this spider monkey work her way across the rainforest canopy with a tiny baby clinging tenaciously to her belly.