Newtown's Brimmon Oak up for European prize

Could the beloved Brimmon Oak win European Tree of the Year?

It survived a death threat, bent the path of a bypass and is in the running to become European Tree of the Year. The 500-year-old Brimmon Oak in Newtown is one of the region’s best loved trees.

Letter: Making better use of £3 billion


The BBC’s Roger Harrabin, who is an environmental journalist not an energy or engineering one, and certainly not an engineer, says we’re not to worry about the lights going out, thanks to windmills and solar arrays.