‘Felling this forest would be like knocking down a cathedral’ | Society

An ornithologist cradles a nuthatch in his hand as the low December sun throws the stark winter canopy of trees into relief. Frost-covered leaves crunch underfoot along a path which meanders through ancient oaks, sycamores and willows. It is fringed with wood piles playing host to multiple types of fungi. Buzzards swoop overhead and birdsong […]

‘Reopening the mine would get my vote’: the view from Camborne and Redruth | Politics

After Britain’s last working tin mine, South Crofty, closed 20 years ago, graffiti appeared on its wall: “Cornish lads are fishermenAnd Cornish lads are miners tooBut when the fish and tin are goneWhat are the Cornish boys to do?” The refrain, from an iconic Cornish song, is something of an anthem in the marginal constituency […]

South Western Railway strike: commuters face misery as walkout begins – live updates

All the latest news and reaction as the first of a month-long series of strikes hitting southern England begins Rail commuters bemoan crowding as month of strikes begins All you need to know about the South Western Railway strike Are you taking part or affected by the strike? 11.59am GMT A 40-year-old train driver employed […]