This wonderful story demonstrates at what an early age rural resilience self reliance starts in some communities. It tells us:
A four-year-old girl has made history after showcasing her gundog handling abilities to judges across the country.
Ellie Close, from Oughtershaw, North Yorkshire, has become the youngest person to qualify for the Great [...]
Why do we always plan urban solutions to housing problems? Counter-urbanisation is a whole science of why people want to leave cities and still no one in town and country (perhaps is should just be “town”) planning seems to think about it at all. A subtler and more fine grain interpretation of settlement hierarchies and [...]
To me this article expostulates a truism. I think we need historians in local government as well. The history of local authorities, redolent with much that is instructive to a whole range of policy makers and psephologists should be studies and thought through. It holds the key to better service delivery. This article [...]
It seems to me that you can only have so much prevention before you need the capacity to also cure. I suspect the idea of charging for bedspace may end up being too controversial to implement but these things (look at the way carpark charges have become a tax on the sick and ill) can [...]
This article makes me think of my friend Tony, who grew up on a farm in South Yorkshire and claims not to have known what weekends or holidays were until he started school. Many rural dwellers never get the opportunity to fully retire, particularly in places like Upper Teesdale or West Cornwall, where [...]
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