Nature Watch

The call of the curlew

November 4 2017

The rippling call of the curlew burbled across the mudflats, carrying far in the air like a piece of nature’s sweet music; a gift from the gods and the very echo of life.

Readers' letters

Ignore European vacuum cleaner rules

September 11 2017

Sir, - Yet again we are about to obey a senseless and unnecessary edict from the EU mandarins, that of reducing the power of vacuum cleaners to half their normal potency, and I believe electric kettles may soon follow suit.