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Irish terriers: The gentleman’s dog

The charming Irish terrier, devoted friend to soldiers and princes alike, is in danger of dying out, but its followers are determined to turn things around. James Jackson reports

Help the hedgehogs

With numbers dwindling, make sure you take the necessary precautions to help the hedgehogs this Bonfire night.

Who should inherit titles?

As the Royal succession bill allows for the first born child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to be next in line to the throne, regardless of sex, Country…

Beware the ‘bat mafia’

Thinking of restoring an old building? Nicholas Coleridge chronicles his infuriating and expensive four-year battle with the ‘bat mafia' and concludes that such bureaucracy must be hindering many worthy renovation…

Ash: what can be done?

A deadly fungal disease that preys on ash trees is taking hold in Britain. Steven Desmond looks at the causes, and wonders what the future holds for our venerable natives

Why history matters

The past may be foreign country but today's pupils gain tremendous insights into the present by studying it, says Harry Mount

Rare plants enjoy purple patch

Patricipation in an environmental stewardship scheme has led one farmer to plant a grand display of viper's bugloss which is an excellent source of nectar and pollen