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The latest report from The National Snow and Ice Data Centre on the Arctic Sea Ice extent ...more

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Heatwave in India 2022

On an April day in 1905, the scientist J.S. Haldane descended hundreds of feet into a Cornish tin mine to find out if he could cook himself to death...more

Mark Drakeford and River Wye

‘River Wye at Monmouth’ by imaginedhorizons is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. Right, Mark Drakeford.

The First Minister will host a summit today at the Royal Welsh Show to identify ways of reducing pollution in Welsh rivers...more

River Wye at Monmouth

“River Wye at Monmouth” by imaginedhorizons is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

Gavin McEwan, local democracy reporter

The river Wye could see another lethal “algal bloom” because of the hot weather and lack of rain, the UK Government’s Environment Agency has warned...more

Usk Farmers' Market Marquee

A kind customer has donated a marquee to Tom LLewellin to house the market. The marquee not only provides shelter but gives a more permanent feel as we continue to settle into our new home at the Willows Garden Centre. Some of you may be wondering why we are not returning to the Memorial Hall but the current number of stalls simply does not generate enough income to pay the rent and Monmouthshire County Council has a bye-law prohibiting trading on all Council-owned car parks. We are grateful to Russel and Anna for playing host and we shall be working to grow the market in the coming months.


River Wye at Monmouth

“River Wye at Monmouth” by imaginedhorizons is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is calling for water companies to step up and take action after pollution incidents rise and compliance with environmental permits for sewage discharges falls...more



River Wye and Tescos

Pollution from chicken manure is one of the main causes of the river’s declining health. Photo David Merrett / Flickr, CC BY 2.0 licence

Gavin McEwan, local democracy reporter

Tesco has defended its role in protecting the river Wye after coming under attack from environmentalists...more

Novice cider makers are the toast of Pisgah Link

Health Minister, Eluned Morgan has confirmed that access to free Lateral Flow Device tests will be extended in Wales until July 31st due to a new surge of cases. Read more...