Peat = Life. This month a news feature on the giant slab of carbon-rich peat discovered in the Congo reminds me of the importance of our own peat bogs here in the UK and especially the North Pennines. In central Africa a large area of the Congo River Basin is full of peat,  it’s an […]

Hadrian’s Wall. April heralds longer days, the beginning of sunnier, warmer times and there’s plenty to raise our spirits with this year. Firstly, 2022 is the 1900th anniversary of the start of the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. The wall is a UNESCO World Heritage site and The Hadrian’s Wall Festival celebrates its 1900th anniversary with […]