”Dorset’s biggest heathland benefits the public, livestock and wildlife’

September 9, 2018

  NATIONAL ASSET: Heathland is a rare and restricted habitat that needs careful management and conservation designation. Only 15 per cent of the original heathland in Dorset (like this) survives and only occurs where there is a suitable soil and […]

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‘Take the dog for a walk, tour the house and have a cream tea’

August 29, 2018

FRONT OF HOUSE: Dhamu, my companion for the day, is outside the front entrance of Upton House to show the scale of the building. The main foundations of the house was built between 1816 and 1818 with the West Wing […]

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‘The key to a healthy lifestyle is to embrace an omnivorous diet’

August 18, 2018

  FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Plant foods are those Mother Nature gave us as cleansers – they do not feed us, nourish us, they do not build your bones or your brain or your muscles. They do not nourish or feed […]

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‘Do all the roads and finds of Badbury Rings lead to Rome?’

August 13, 2018

LOOKING DOWN: This is an aerial shot of the Late Iron Age fort at Badbury Rings. Five years of archaeological surveys of the fort were done by the RCHME between 1993 and 1997. Picture courtesy of Kevin Jakeman.   FENCED […]

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‘Deal between big retailers will be done off backs of suppliers’

July 12, 2018

MUTUAL NEED: “We buy British wherever we can while bringing value to our customers, post merger we will operating as two separate brands fighting for our customer base. We need the supply base as much as they need us as […]

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‘Landscapes will change forever if small farmers are pushed aside’

June 24, 2018

REALITY CHECK: This is farmland looking out from the village of Kingston, near Swanage. “I cannot see the public being at all happy at the prospect of an army of environmental managers (which is essentially what so many smaller farmers […]

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‘Will EU content directive lead to backdoor internet censorship?’

June 10, 2018

POLITICAL PARODY:  Could memes like this one used by a prominent You Tuber – in this case not Black Pigeon Speaks – fall foul because of a rightsholder? This would also effect Memes that are critical of the current Government […]

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‘Pilgrims find peace amidst the scenic mountains of Bosnia’

June 7, 2018

RECENT ACCESS: These mountains are part of the Velebit and Biokovo Mountains that make up part of Dalmatia, the southern part of Croatia. This is beside the Croatian equivalent of the Lourdes Shrine in France. FAMILIAR VIEW: The White Cross […]

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‘Don’t make excuses for the violence done in name of Marxism’

May 17, 2018

VIOLENT WORDS: Karl Marx wrote this in a German newspaper in 1848: “”There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened and […]

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‘Virtue-signalling feelings without facts is a denial of reality’

April 29, 2018

CONFUSED STATE: “If the purpose of your culture is to celebrate multi-culture you are saying that our bedrock belief is to believe in everything which is the same thing to say that we believe in nothing. Our core value is […]

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