The Rural Focus Press Group (RFPG) was set up by me nearly two years' ago to enable representatives from rural sector bodies and organisations to meet at regular intervals to discuss a variety of issues, find common ground and then work with journalists and others in the media sector to provide the public with information, comment and advice.
Since its inception, the group has grown – both in relation to numbers and influence. Now consist
Did you know that the ubiquitous plastic bottles in which we keep our water are actually causing us harm? Water kept in plastic bottles, especially if also slightly warm (eg in a car) can exude oestrogen-mimics which are a cause of breast cancer. Many people buy water as they think it is cleaner and better for them than tap water, but if it is in plastic bottles, you could be doing yourself more harm than good.
Michael Fish MBE, the iconic British TV weatherman, has completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change.
Fish, who is 68 years old and, made the freefall jump from the rooftop, landing by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below. Fish trained with experienced urban B.A.S.E jumpers prior to the jump.
With recent confusion over the reduced fixed feed in tariff for Solar installation, Wellbeing magazine speaks to Deborah Meaden from Dragons Den and Chris Hopkins of Ploughcroft to find out more about the benefits of installing renewable energy and to find out if now is still a good time to consider Solar.
Our landscape - the scenery of which we are so proud - doesn't just ‘happen'. Very little of it is entirely ‘natural'- in fact, most is ‘managed' by our farmers and growers and is something that began with the developing skills of our ancestors thousands of years ago.
Not so very long ago farmers were being paid subsidies to grub up hedges.
On Saturday 20th August the Light Centre in Belgravia will be holding an open day for a large range of community sustainability projects it has recently started. There will also be free Yoga and Pilates class tasters, therapy tasters and a free bare foot boogie.
Joanna Yarrow spent her childhood at Wilderness Wood with her parents who lovingly managed the 2000 year old wood for nearly 30 years. On their retirement a year ago she made the decision to continue the legacy by taking over the management of the wood with her partner Jonathan Smales.