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Are you the UK's best wild bird photographer?

Authored by Mary

Winter is a tough time for wild birds but as spring approaches and the weather becomes warmer, we should expect to hear more tweeting in our gardens.

One of the UK’s leading home and garden retailers, wilko, is inviting you to share your best wild bird photos in its annual competition to capture the best of our feathered friends.

Are you a keen photographer? If so, wilko...

Capture the region's wildlife on camera

Authored by Mary

Photographers with a keen eye for flora and fauna are being invited to take part in a competition in the South West later this month.

OPAL South-West and the Plymouth Woodland Project, who are part of Plymouth University’s outreach programme to engage wider audiences in the study of biology and ecology, have set the challenge for participants to capture ‘urban wildlife’ and ‘wildlife...

Wildlife charity seeks scenes of British rural beauty for photo competition

Authored by News Desk

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is now looking for entries for the third annual Julian Gardner Award photographic competition.

The Award is made in two categories - adult and 16-and-under - and is open to pictures of the wildlife and countryside of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is named after Julian Gardner, the Sussex farmer who was killed defending his...

250,000 civil servants strike across UK on 'Budget Day'

Authored by Matthew Vizard

250,000 civil servants are on strike across the UK on Wednesday as part of nationwide action from the sector's union, PCS....