Slow? Or dead slow? Lincs police in new horse and road safety campaign

Lincolnshire Police have been helping to raise awareness for a new road safety campaign by the British horse society. Drivers have been urged to slow down to 15mph when they come across a horse in the road. Dead? Or Dead Slow? As the campaign is called, has revealed shocking new statistics showing the danger horse…

IEEP Report: Should we stay or should we go?

A decision looms for Britain as the country must decide on its European future. Though topics including immigration and business economics dominate the headlines, it’s only right to examine the effects of the EU on our local environment and wildlife. The Institute of European Environmental Policy have released a report that amounts a conclusion on…

The Life of Kanye: Commitment means cleaning

Smiles, laughter and photo opportunities. Kanye, our humble goldfish, was settled in and became a regular talking point amongst friends. Be it a hamster, cat or even snake, a new pet is the real deal initially… then the novelty starts to fade as responsibility sets in. Looking after a pet, even a goldfish, takes commitment…

Park Riding School: keeping a legacy alive

A feature interview with Carol Wilson, who, along with her husband Tony, and 14 year help Sam Smith, is keeping Lincoln’s quirky community riding school alive. Park Riding School is the last vestige of a strong equestrian heritage in Lincoln. While now it stands alone, a cosy little nook amidst new developments, it once shared space…

Sunset on South Common

  West Common, as detailed in a previous post, is not Lincoln’s only surrounding area of grassland. Located just in front of Lincoln’s war memorial spire, South Common provides not only some of the most pleasant land in and around the city, but also indisputably the best viewing platform that the city – and perhaps…

Grimsby: a fish in troubled waters

Although some might point to a link between Grimsby’s name and its nature, its reputation was not always so dreary. The town, recently the subject – and target – of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest movie, was recently voted as the worst place to live in the UK which, somewhat peculiarly, was not disputed by many…

Are you scared of snakes? You’re not alone.

Snake phobias are common. So common it’s often confused as not being a phobia at all, since people with them don’t seek help, as they see it as normal. But it is abnormal – it can interfere with people’s lives. A third of all people in the world have reported a phobia of snakes, making it…

The snake as a symbol of evil

The serpent is one of the most prominent symbols in the world. This crawling, slithering creature has inspired hatred and worship throughout human existence. Many have written on how the snake represents evil and cunning, but that it is also capable of wisdom and healing powers. It is a life form that apparently represents the opposite…

The native beings of Lincolnshire

  For a county with such range in its nature and landscape, it is to be expected that Lincolnshire should host some varieties of wildlife exclusive to itself. An example of these is the curly-coat pig. Admittedly, these became extinct in the 1970s, but varieties of these have been re-introduced into Lincolnshire in the last…

A student’s guide to keeping a snake

WARNING: If you suffer from ophidiophobia, then this article may not be for you!   About half-way through Easter, my parents’ home (which is also the residency of four cats, two dogs, two horses, a giant African land snail, a barn owl, several nosy foxes and the occasional badger) recently took on a new occupant….

Gibraltar Point: the deserted coast of Lincolnshire

  On Lincolnshire’s east coast exists an area of over 1,000 hectares of what is essentially untouched land, resulting in one of the most diverse regions of land in England. Gibraltar Point, so-called because it was initially – and wrongly – thought to share its longitude with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, is made…

In Bloom

  Animals aren’t the only ones welcoming the spring weather – flowers are too! From traditional flower arrangements and flowers growing free around campus, here is a check box of what to look out for:     Snowdrop Flower Fact: Eating large amounts of the flower and bulb is poisonous and will cause vomiting and…