News archive - May 2013
Read the stories that were making our headlines in May 2013:
Due to the very cold start to the year, peak bluebell flowering may be delayed until mid May or later.
Some bluebell ‘stands’ or carpets are decades or even centuries old and their appearance is often seen as signalling the start of the British bloom leading to summer.
To celebrate the launch of our 2013 list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4, we have identified the best places around the UK for outdoor adventures, including the greatest tree to climb.
We welcome the recommendations put to the government by an independent task force, with the emphasis on simpler, stronger regulation and better security at our borders.
World-beating triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are to host their first ever triathlon at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire.
The Food & Environment Research Agency’s (Fera) show garden, 'Stop the Spread', has won the Silver Award at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show.
Rare example of an 18th-century garden in Northamptonshire has been restored and transformed.