Geography & Environment Category

11/11/2018

Smart motorways

The first motorway in Britain was opened in 1959 and since then, the country has seen more…

06/11/2018

Wildlife Aid Foundation

In Britain, we like to think of ourselves as ‘animal lovers’ and there are many organisations that…

28/10/2018

Red squirrels

The  red squirrel is native to the UK, going back thousands of years, but its numbers are…

24/10/2018

What’s the weather like today?

Weather forecasts in the UK are sometimes wrong, due to the ever-changing nature of the jet streams…

20/10/2018

“UK” or “Britain” or … ?

The UK, Great Britain, the British Isles, England… these are not just different names for the same…

18/10/2018

Ascension Island

Ascension Island, grouped with St. Helena and Tristan de Cunha islands, is one of fourteen British ‘overseas…

16/10/2018

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was constructed in the 2nd century and stretched from the east to the west coasts…

15/10/2018

Land’s End signpost

Land’s End is on the south-western tip of mainland Cornwall and this signpost will have featured in…

12/10/2018

Crown Dependencies

The three Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK or the EU, but their international and…