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Loss of Sheffield trees is more than just a bit of greenery gone: guest blog by Jane Wilkinson

Many people have heard about the “battle” to prevent a Local Authority contractor cutting down some of Sheffield’s trees as part of a road maintenance contract.  National newspapers, charities,  celebrities, and local protesters have all decried the loss of the trees; as well as the tactics of the contractors, security staff and, lately, the police […]

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The second People Need Nature/Young Poets Network poetry challenge, on “Namedropping”. Winners announced.

The Poetry Society’s platform for young poetry-lovers, Young Poets Network, and charity People Need Nature have teamed up for the second year running to challenge young writers to explore their relationship with nature. The free-to-enter challenge received over 100 impressive entries from poets aged 8 to 25 from countries as far afield as Canada, New […]

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Winter Solstice

Today – at 428pm precisely is the Winter Solstice. This is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – last night was the longest night so we can officially celebrate the night’s getting shorter again. Why does this matter though, in this era of instant communication and perpetual electric light? It matters […]

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Autumn Equinox

Happy Autumn Equinox! When does Autumn start? For those unlucky enough to have been looking forward to a lovely summer holiday in England, early August was very Autumnal – with cold weather, heavy rain and leaden skies. Officially Autumn starts today (September 22nd) – on the Autumn Equinox. Equinox means that the day is the […]

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Reflections on Lodge Hill: Watch, by Paul Evans

Today’s blog continues the series of reflections following our expedition to Lodge Hill, part of the “remimagining lost and forgotten landscapes” project. This is the second from broadcaster and writer Paul Evans. Watch   The lane down from the Lodge has a roadblock and is bordered by chain-link fencing and barbed wire. The derelict buildings […]

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Winning Poems of the “Ways to be Wilder” Poetry Competition: Summer Photograph by Amy Wolstenholme

This is the first in a series of pages publishing the winning and highly commended poems in our “ways to be wilder” poetry competition. We’re also publishing our competition Judge, Jen Hadfield’s comments for each poem.   Summer Photograph Amy Wolstenholme (18)   Bluebells bloom from the refuse heap, Plait a crown for broken pots […]

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