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Renton Laidlaw RIP

Tributes have been paid to legendary golf broadcaster and journalist Renton Laidlaw, who has died aged 82

in General Interest - 3 days, 9 hours ago


New emissions calculator

Challenge 2025, the campaign which aims to encourage the adoption of battery-powered tools to maintain outdoor spaces and move both domestic and professional...

in General Interest - 4 days, 9 hours ago


October 2021 Diaries

We end September with what seems like more rainfall in the last few days of the month than we have seen over both August and September combined. Looking...

in General Interest - 2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Rare coffin found in pond

Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains. The coffin containing the remains of a man and...

in General Interest - 1 month ago

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Tending the Principality

Lee Evans has taken to the field vastly more times than the likes of Alun Wyn Jones or Gareth Bale. Yet, unlike those A-list names, the 52-year-old is...

in General Interest - on 11/9/21

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Mowing a million steps

Groundsman Mo Robson is mowing one million steps to raise money for children with life-limiting conditions. The 41 year-old, who is groundsman for Northampton...

in General Interest - on 9/9/21


September 2021 Diaries

Another month has flown by and September is now upon us. This month traditionally sees a shift in weather conditions, which become more autumnal, with...

in General Interest - on 1/9/21


World Cup postponed

This year's Rugby League World Cup in England has been postponed until 2022 after the withdrawal of champions Australia, and New Zealand

in General Interest - on 5/8/21


Flitcroft film release

Afilm about the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness who managed to hoodwink the R&A into letting him...

in General Interest - on 3/8/21


£1500 prize fund

It's time to submit your challenge for the 2021/22 Pitchcare & Syngenta Fantasy Football League with a £1500 prize fund. This is an exclusive league for...

in General Interest - on 2/8/21


August 2021 Diaries

It’s hard to believe that July is drawing to a close and we will soon be into August, with shorter days and cooler nights. July has given us some very...

in General Interest - on 1/8/21

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Investment in grassroots

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, to boost the wave of national interest in EURO 2020 and Women’s...

in General Interest - on 18/7/21

Etesia award winners

Etesia award winners

Following what has been a challenging past 15 months, Etesia UK has announced the winners of four outstanding achievement awards.

in General Interest - on 12/7/21

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Boardman new chair

Former racing cyclist Chris Boardman has been appointed the new chair of grassroots body, Sport England. Boardman, who won an individual pursuit gold medal...

in General Interest - on 8/7/21


July 2021 Diaries

As we approach halfway through the year, this brings about a familiar feeling of, “Where has the time gone?” and “Is it nearly July already?” June...

in General Interest - on 1/7/21


Fantasy football winner

The winner of the Pitchcare 2020/21 Fantasy Football competition, Goldwyn Bird, was today presented with his top prize of £500, along with a celebratory...

in General Interest - on 16/6/21

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Silicon Valley of turf

They used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dustbowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered football, pristine pitches became crucial...

in General Interest - on 15/6/21

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Aviation history restored

A unique piece of World War II aviation history in Portstewart has been restored thanks to a group of dedicated community volunteers.

in General Interest - on 12/6/21

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June 2021 Diaries

I think those that were doing a rain dance in April, might have wished they had danced a little less come early May, where people up and down the country...

in General Interest - on 1/6/21


Fantasy Football

With the concluding round of the 2020/21 season spectated by a spattering of fans, you will forgive us for extending the celebration beyond the Ethiad....

in General Interest - on 27/5/21