100 years of flowers

July 28, 2014  •  5 Comments
One of the things I like most about freelance work is that you just never know what you will be shooting next or who you will meet. On a cold, windy and wet day in November 2013, I found myself in an exposed field sharing some meagre shelter from the rain with two ladies, Sue and Karen. We were waiting for Martin Clunes to arrive to open a racehor...
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2014 badger cull - yes or no?

March 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I suppose I am naive. I thought that considering the badger cull last summer was, to be polite, not very effective, that that would be an end to it. Other methods of controlling bovine TB would be explored, like vaccination. A trial is, after all, a process of seeing if something works and then rolling it out only when you have the data to prove th...
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Combat Art exhibition

November 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
In a week when media coverage of the Royal Marines has shown graphically how the stresses of living and working in a war zone can overflow into uncontrolled emotion, it is appropriate that the Combat Art exhibition opens in Taunton. Former Commanding Officer of 40 Commando Col Alan Hooper, who himself kept a diary while on operational duty, feels t...
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Somerset Badger Cull

September 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
The badger cull is not a new story, it's been talked about for over a year. When West Somerset was first mentioned as being one of the pilot areas there were very quickly reports that farmers were getting death threats and that they were at risk of having their farms burnt down by protesters. Farmers I have known for years stopped talking. They wer...
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Here come the girls…

August 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Crazy, mad, daring, intrepid – just four words you might use to describe what seven of the ladies from Appledore Pilot Gig Club are planning to do in October this year to celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary. The magnificent seven will attempt to row an adapted gig boat across the channel to help raise money for a much needed new training boat th...
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