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Each year, the dictionary’s lexicographers monitor a 9.5bn word corpus and make a list of 10 new and notable terms. One of these is crowned the word of the year. Climate strike’s definition is “a form of protest in which people absent themselves from...

When you send a bouquet, you truly are sending happiness. This is really not new information; people have been giving flowers as gifts to each other since ancient times. As a florist, I witness this phenomenon every day. However, now, numerous scientific...

Every observer of the British political chaos of recent years believes that the rise of English Nationalism is the force that has driven Brexit. And this is the force that is undermining the union. British Nationalism which seeks to keep the union together...

Think of a Viking warrior and you probably imagine a fearsome, muscular, bearded man. Well, think again. Using cutting-edge facial recognition technology, British scientists have brought to life the battle-hardened face of a female fighter who lived more...

I am learning some differing foreign languages at the same time and I started feeling overwhelmed by the amount of new words that I come across each day. I tried various techniques to memorise them (among others, I tried making long lists of new words...

In order to take a bike on a Cross Country train e.g. Penzance-Edinburgh you need to reserve one of two reservable spaces on it, or face the very real possibility of not being able to bring your bike at all - either you get lucky with the one remaining...

If you haven't got anything growing in a plot over winter then put a light covering of leaves over the top and then cover with either cardboard or weed fabric. When spring comes the worms will have taken a lot of the leaves down into the soil and it will...

Peace, universal love, respect for the natural world… Francis of Assisi the “first environmentalist”, is the sort of saint whose teachings even the most ardent secularist couldn’t object to. His celebration of simplicity and rejection of material possessions...

The wonderful chance to listen to nature. Awaking early before the dawn arrives. Emerging out on the bicycle to join with. Listening as the day begins in nature.

The autumn downpour at first distracts me with its noise and hurtle, then I remember to check some old fashioned soakaways for flooding along the side path. Swathed in waterproofs I glance uphill towards our red willow project. Like everything else on...

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