Grand National 2023 reflections after debate over Aintree marathon resurfaces

Our man reflects on an extraordinary Grand National day where emotions run hot at Aintree for several reasons. Forget Making Plans for Nigel – Racing must be agile Coming up to 4.30pm on a sunny spring Saturday at Aintree and the area behind the main stand is abuzz. Lads in tight suits and lasses in … Read more

Wolf killings are hitting farmers hard on the Slovenian-Austrian border

In the Austrian-Slovenian border region, livestock farmers say there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of animals killed by wolves. Last year, in the Carinthia region, four times more farm animals were killed by the predator than in the previous year. Farmers are entitled to government compensation. The problem is they have to be … Read more