Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Why Buying a Gundog Requires Good Judgment

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With the shooting season having passed for another year many faithful gundogs will have been put out to pasture – and their owners will be looking for replacements. That means now is the prime time for picking up a young gundog and training it to pick up efficiently and safely. So if you’re looking for Continue Reading →

Four reasons why spending time outdoors is good for you

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Spending time outdoors is relaxing and enjoyable – and it’s been proven that taking part in outdoor activities can improve your health. Around 80 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and 36 per cent of us lead sedentary indoor lifestyles. That’s lead to declining health across the world, with fewer people Continue Reading →

Are children losing touch with nature?

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These days’ children spend less time outdoors than ever before, and a new study has proven this is causing them to lose touch with nature. A study which has been carried out over the past two years by Natural England has revealed how one out of every nine children living in England won’t have visited Continue Reading →

Entries open for Purdey Awards 2016

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Entries have been officially opened for this year’s edition of the Purdey Awards. The awards are handed out annually by James Purdey and Sons, the London Gun and Rifle Maker, and seek to reward those involved in country pursuits who have made a contribution to Game and Conservation. Held annually since 1999, the awards were Continue Reading →

Viral video shows how ponies touch lives

A touching video which shows an autistic toddler riding around on his pony has reached an audience of hundreds of thousands because if the sheer joy it portrays. The video, which was shared on Horse & Hound’s Facebook page, has been viewed more than 462,000 times in just under a week. It shows Jack Whitbread, Continue Reading →

EU firearms review led by shooting groups

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Country sports and shooting groups the Countryside Alliance and BASC have helped shape proposals for European firearms law. Representatives of the groups met with MEP Vicky Ford earlier this month as she prepared to take leadership in a review of the European Firearms Directive. Ms Ford has been put in charge of the European Parliament’s Continue Reading →

When does spring officially begin?

With most of the British winter out of the way, many of us are now looking forward to the delights of spring, from flowers blooming to the arrival of baby animals and, of course, the lighter evenings and warmer days. But when does the season officially start? There are in fact two different dates that Continue Reading →

Hundreds of flower species in bloom early due to mild winter

A study carried out by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) has discovered that rather than the 20-30 species of flower expected to be in bloom at this time of year, over 600 wildflower species have in fact come into bloom across Britain and Ireland.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with our collection of romantic country gifts

Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate the ones we love, is just around the corner, meaning many of us are still struggling to find that perfect gift to surprise our loved one. Endless teddy bears, balloons and chocolates fill the High Street stores – gifts which end up being given time and time again without Continue Reading →

Recipe: easy blueberry country pancakes

With today being Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, there’s no question as to what we as a nation will be eating today for breakfast, lunch and dinner – thick piles of pancakes, topped with fruit, sugar, chocolate and any other toppings we can think of!