Today we are featuring a winner of the RIBA prize - an oscar in the world of architecture and only awarded to those buildings that really stand out. It is a home in the middle of a forest, deep in the heart of Sussex. Using unusual materials and simple styling, it offers a unique place to live for a family that dared to be different. Stacey Poole has been for a look around.
Video: A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project. It will transform our knowledge of the iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world’s largest ‘super henge’, Durrington Walls.
A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of the iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world’s largest ‘super henge’, Durrington Walls.
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, is the largest project of its kind.
Remote sensing techniques and geophysical surveys have discovered hundreds of new features which now form part of the most detailed archaeological digital map of the Stonehenge landscape ever produced. The startling results of the survey, unveiled in full at the British Science Festival, include 17 previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge achieved its iconic shape.
Dozens of burial mounds have been mapped in minute detail, including a long barrow (a burial mound dating to before Stonehenge) which revealed a massive timber building,
They are either seen as charming, nocturnal creatures who are a rare treat to spot - or as a bacteria-ridden pest bringing disease to our farmers - badgers polarise opinion like perhaps no other wildlife creature in this country.
Long linked with the spread of Bovine Tuberculosis, the animals have, in some parts of the country, been culled to stop the spread of the disease. But in East Sussex, a project's underway to vaccinate the creatures instead.
David Johns explains, talking to Kate Edmonds from the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project; Annie Vernon from the National Farmers Union; and wildlife conservationist Trevor Weeks MBE.
About 1,000 tonnes of baled hay went up in flames at a farm on the Isle of Sheppey this morning. Fire crews were called Queenborough in the early hours . Two crews worked to stop the flames spreading and nobody was hurt. The site is now back in the care of the owner of the property.
A Kent farmer says she's devastated after a dog attacked her flock of sheep - killing one and injuring another so badly it had to be put down. The incident happened on a farm at Otterden, near Faversham on Sunday night. Two more sheep had to be taken to the vet for treatment. It's an increasing problem across the county, with police now recording around six attacks a month. Andrea Thomas has been speaking to farmer Julie Murray, PC Michael Laidlow from Kent Police and Catherine Joules from the National Farmers' Union.