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Badger or Scapegoat?
The Government has announced an extension of the badger cull in its efforts to eradicate bovine TB.
Dog Days could be near for British wildlife
There is an opportunity now to reform and improve the ways we reward those who manage land for helping wildlife; equally there is a huge risk that the imperfections of the present system will be used as an excuse to dismantle the whole process.
No satnav required for the Painted lady butterfly
Painted lady butterflies migrate every summer from Africa and southern Europe to the British Isles and beyond, sometimes reaching Iceland.
Whispers in the Woods
As Andrea Leadsom's new brief includes support to farmers, currently delivered through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), wildlife should perhaps be worried.
Artificial grass is flawless, flowerless and soulless
Garden lawns, which can be turned into mini-meadows, are now under threat from artificial grass.
The Case of The Deer in The Night
Suburbia, with its large gardens and quiet corners, seems to be good habitat for the Muntjac deer.
How can the flowers of our open spaces be increased?
The Birmingham and Black Country's Nature Improvement Area Partnership, led by the Wildlife Trust, has created 40 meadows in the conurbation.
Random acts of wildness with the 30 Days Wild campaign
The Wildlife Trusts are repeating last year's successful 30 Days Wild campaign in which thousands of people took part.
All is not well with Butterfly conservation
More than half of the species monitored in the Butterfly Monitoring Scheme in 2015 declined, partly as a result of the very dry spring and cold and wet summer.
Malta presents a great danger to the migrating bird population
Migratory species generally move south in the autumn and north in the spring. Their journeys take them across many countries, one of the smallest of which presents a great danger.
Two English wines perfect for this patriotic time of year
Richard Saxton recommends two noteworthy English wines that would be perfect for celebrating the Queen's birthday and St George's Day
How we can all chip in to help with nature conservation
Everyone as individuals can do much to help nature conservation, especially in respect of our local wildlife.
RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch records change
This year nearly 520,000 people have recorded over eight and a quarter million birds in their gardens.
The EU: How Would Wildlife Vote?
The EU has developed policies and action for the environment and wildlife based on sound science, strategic thinking, and stability free of the short-term election cycles of member countries.
Where will the West Midlands Combined Authority stand on nature?
Looking at WMCA’s early public statements it is difficult to see where nature fits in with its plans.
The humble colt's-foot is a significant early flowerer
Colt's-foot brightens our neighbourhoods when little else is in flower, it feeds insects and was once a freely available medicine. Nothing in nature is insignificant.
Government announces 23 new Marine Conservation Zones
The Government has recently announced the designation of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones meaning that 20% of England's seas, about 8,000 square miles is theoretically protected.
The continued problem of flooding in the UK
There has been no respite and flooding continues in many places, neither the water, the Government nor the weather seems to be moving on.
2015 was a bad year for nature
Looking back over 2015 it is easy to find the bad news for nature, finding the good news not so.
The Bolney Bubbly NV will make the perfect aperitif
Richard Saxton samples a Bolney Bubbly NV, a tremendously fun wine where the elderflower notes leap out of the glass.
More needs to be spent on engineered flood defences
The floods are no surprise, scientists have been predicting such events for a generation because of global warming.
Catch the Birmingham Buzz
Birmingham is one of eight cities where landscapes will be improved by planting wildflowers to attract and support bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other important insects.
Insect world embraces climate change
New species of bees, dragonflies, butterflies and many other insects are now breeding in Britain for the first time.
See your garden as a potential nature reserve
There was a time when wildlife and nature reserves were thought of as being somewhere else, anywhere else in fact, than in towns and cities.
£600k Substantial Solihull detached home has residence to rent
Careful division has created another place to live in or let in this large Solihull property, reports Alison Jones
House & Homes
Byfield House in Fillongley, near Coventry
House & Homes
Property of the Day: Byfield House in Fillongley near Coventry
The luxurious Byfield House, tucked away in a small village near Coventry boasts having five acres of land and an elaborate interior design to impress any privileged visitor.
Property of the Day: Castle Hill House in Harley
Castle Hill House is in Harley just 12 miles from historic Shrewsbury.
£650k detached home in Edgbaston
There are wide open spaces next to this modern detached in sought after Birmingham suburb, Edgbaston, writes Alison Jones
Birmingham Civic Society appoints youngest ever chairman
Amelia Ladbrook will take over the role later this year to champion campaign group's heritage work in the city
Birmingham Town Hall
The Birmingham choir that's not very vocal about its many triumphs!
Founded in the 1880s, Birmingham Choral Union is still going strong. Christopher Morley finds them in fine voices ahead a concert at St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter
Marks & Spencer
M&S confirms Walsall store closure date
High street retailer says it will shut up shop at The Saddlers Centre in August as part of wider reduction in portfolio of stores
Concert hall's winning friends in high places
As the Opening Festival of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire continues apace, Christopher Morley talks to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber
The Cube Birmingham
New bowling to launch at The Cube this summer
Boutique operator Lane7 confirms it will launch its latest venture in The Cube in August
Revamped Jewellery Quarter flats plan set for green light
Regeneration of industrial site next to district's railway station is expected to be rubber stamped by council chiefs next week
£2m boost for Highbury Estate restoration project
The city council is the sole trustee of Highbury Estate in Moseley, including the Grade II* listed Highbury Hall
Tony Xia has NOT sold his remaining Aston Villa shares - here's what's happened
This is the current situation with Aston Villa and Tony Xia
Risk of taxi 'go-slow’ protest in Birmingham over new crackdown on licence breaches
It could happen in response to a new penalty point system set to punish drivers
Jaguar not only company at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns mayor
The Jaguar boss said a bad Brexit deal could cost his company tens of thousands of jobs
WSP wins Birmingham Airport contract
Engineering consultancy lands five-year deal with transport hub
Full house for bingo night that raised £7,100
Hortons’ Estate Limited has raised more than £7,100 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Birmingham Post Business Awards
Inspirational Birmingham announced as partners of Birmingham Post Business Awards
Bi-annual luxury lifestyle magazine proud to support Birmingham Post Business Awards on November 1 at the ICC
Hortons' bingo night
Hortons' bingo night
Office block undergoes £4m revamp
New look for Brindleyplace building after renovation project and name change