• Kestrel family favours industrial chic

    Brett on top of the silo, next to the box with a kestrel seen high in the sky to the left of the box.The top of a concrete silo alongside one of Europe's busiest motorways is not everyone's ideal home, but these industrial chic surroundings are heaven to a family of kestrels.

    Brett Erwin, a plant supervisor working for Lafarge [supplying concrete to the Highways Agency project, widening the M25 at junction 29] first saw and recognised the birds. Calling upon schoolboy memories and experience of a previous job…

    • 12 Jul 2011
  • EC Rider

    You are looking so good! Ladies and gentlemen. Let's ride.

    Thank you to everyone who wrote to EC President Jose Manuel Barroso. 11,500 people took time out let him and his EC colleagues know what they thought about plans to cut environmental funding from the Common Agriculture Policy, revealed by the RSPB just over a week ago.

    Don't yawn. Admittedly the CAP is legislation wrapped in verbage so dense it should…

    • 2 Jul 2011