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Want to find old news items that have been published since the birth of the website in 2015?  
This list of items may help.

May 2015

9 May         >>>>  Withdrawal of latest planning application

11 May       >>>>  Support from our new East Northants councillor

19 May       >>>>  Bird news

23 May       >>>>  The Friends on Facebook and Twitter

25 May       >>>>  Could this be a Gruffalo?

31 May       >>>>  Another serious accident

 

June 2015

4 June        >>>>  Woodland Trust withdraws support for Forest Holidays

 

July 2015

1 July          >>>>  It's time for butterflies

13 July        >>>>  Recommended walk in the wood

14 July        >>>>  Wildflower walk number 2

15 July        >>>>  Purple Emperor butterfly - first for Fineshade

17 July        >>>>  Reptiles possibly destroyed by grass cutting

27 July        >>>>  Bark Beetle survey

 

August 2015

3 August     >>>>  The wood’s awash with Fritillaries

10 August   >>>>  Recent reptile sightings

12 August   >>>>  Chalkhill Blue butterfly – first for Northants

15 August   >>>>  How NOT to survey for bats

28 August   >>>>  Article in British Wildlife magazine

 

September 2015

3 Sep          >>>>  Final flower of the week

5 Sep          >>>>  Why survey for Dormice?

15 Sep        >>>>  Forest Holidays decide not to appeal

 

October 2015

29 Oct         >>>>  Mis-timed traffic survey

 

November 2015

3 Nov          >>>>  Caravan site closes for winter

9 Nov          >>>>  Holiday park at Jacks Green approved

9 Nov          >>>>  More about winter birds

12 Nov        >>>>  A very late Adder

28 Nov        >>>>  The huskies are here

 

December 2015

3 Dec          >>>>  Westhay Tracks closed for ride widening work

10 Dec        >>>>  Possible re-introduction of Chequered Skipper

21 Dec        >>>>  Westhay open but very different

January 2016

1 Jan          >>>>  Top Lodge at capacity during the holiday

6 Jan          >>>>  10 plants in flower at New Year

13 Jan        >>>>  Special fungus – Magpie Inkcap

17 Jan        >>>>  Fineshade’s awash

 

February 2016

18 Feb        >>>>  One year since the defeat of Forest Holidays

20 Feb        >>>>  Last tree of the week

 

March 2016

2 Mar           >>>>  Smart new reception area at Top Lodge

9 Mar           >>>>  Fineshade’s awash – again!

12 Mar         >>>>  Curtin&Co to stage “community consultation”

17 Mar         >>>>  Spring walk with Brian Laney

24 Mar         >>>>  Car-parking charges set to rise

 

April 2016

7 Apr            >>>>  An uncomfortable night for Curtin&Co

14 Apr          >>>>  Call for SSSI protection for Fineshade Wood

21 Apr          >>>>  MP’s letter to government minister

25 Apr          >>>>  Strong support from Woodland Trust

26 Apr          >>>>  Natural England’s response to SSSI request

28 Apr          >>>>  Strong support from our MP

 

May 2016

15 May         >>>>  Wildlife recorders wanted

19 May         >>>>  Visit by Natural England bosses

28 May         >>>>  FOI request reveals survey results are not available

 

June 2016

3 Jun            >>>>  Tom Pursglove MP’s visit

13 Jun          >>>>  Butterfly walk and insect recording

14 Jun          >>>>  Letter from CEO of Natural England

July 2016

3 Jul             >>>>  Trail news and the Gruffalo
11 Jul           >>>>  Forest Holidays backing off?

24 Jul           >>>>  Tranquillity to be preserved

August 2016

15 Aug         >>>>  Latest wildflower walk

September 2016

3 Sep           >>>>  Back from the Brink in Rockingham Forest

9 Sep           >>>>  Dormice are in the news

14 Sep         >>>>  State of Nature Report

23 Sept        >>>>  FC are still in the dark

October 2016

9 Oct            >>>>  No Help for Heroes

24 Oct          >>>>  One man went to mow

November 2016

7 Nov           >>>>  Winter Closure

21 Nov         >>>>  Husky Racing

December 2016

17 Dec         >>>>  Forest Holidays' secret data
26 Dec         >>>>  Gruffalo gets festive

January 2017

13 Jan         >>>>  Fineshade's dark skies

21 Jan         >>>>  Wildlife consultation

February 2017

4 Feb          >>>>  More maintenance and mowing

18 Feb        >>>>  Happy anniversary

24 Feb        >>>>  Storm Doris

March 2017

17 Mar        >>>>  New names at caravan site

31 Mar        >>>>  Back from the Brink to go ahead

April 2017

15 Apr         >>>>  Forest Holidays rejected at Delamere

19 Apr         >>>>  Gridlock at weekends

May 2017

16 May        >>>>  Statement concerning Forest Holidays

19 May        >>>>  Support from local politicians

June 2017

10 Jun         >>>>  Petition reaches 5000 signatures

July 2017

17 July         >>>> Desecration of "Cathedral Tree"

30 July         >>>> Butterfly Conservation at Fineshade

August 2017

5 Aug           >>>> Rutland Naturalists at Fineshade

16 Aug         >>>> Intervention by our MP

30 Aug         >>>> Education and Bushcraft

September 2017

21 Sep         >>>> For sale - Forest Holidays

October 2017

1 Oct            >>>> Mowing the verges and rides

4 Oct            >>>> Forest Holidays launch appeal at Delamere

15 Oct          >>>> Wild Horizons visit Fineshade

November 2017

26 Nov         >>>> Another expert naturalist visits

December 2017

21 Dec         >>>> Forest Holidays sold in £110m deal

January 2018

9 Jan           >>>>  Recording Fineshade's biodiversity

21 Jan         >>>>  Superfast Fineshade

21 Jan         >>>>  FC refuse to provide information

February 2018

19 Feb        >>>>  Artist working in Fineshade

22 Feb        >>>>  Forest Holidays' threats elsewhere

March 2018

6 Mar          >>>>  More protection for Ancient Woodland

26 Mar        >>>>  Supporting Mortimer Forest

31 Mar        >>>>  Welcome letter from Natural England

April 2018

7 Apr           >>>>  Articles in Times and Guardian

25 Apr         >>>>  Learning about protected species

May 2018

2 May           >>>>  New petition: Save our Forests!

July 2018

5 Jul             >>>>  Art at Top Lodge

25 Jul           >>>>  Enhanced protection for Ancient Woods

August 2018

4 Aug           >>>>  Red Kite shot nearby

25 Aug         >>>>  Neighbourhood Plan for parish

28 Aug         >>>>  Art in the Arches and in the wood

September 2018

15 Sep          >>>>  Ash Dieback and the pink dots

17 Sep          >>>>  Forest Plan promised for 2019

29 Sep          >>>>  A vision fromNatural England

30 Sep          >>>>  Mortimer Forest is saved

October 2018

15 Oct           >>>>  Redrawing the Ancient Woodland

24 Oct           >>>>  Questions in Parliament

November 2018

1 Nov            >>>>  Statement from Forest Holidays

16 Nov          >>>>  Big changes for carpark

December 2018

26 Dec          >>>>  No further threat from Forest Holidays

 

January 2019

23 Jan        >>>>  Light  trim for the Cathedral Tree

February 2019

3 Feb          >>>>  Improving Fineshade's ponds

23 Feb        >>>>  A new threat: Static Caravans

March 2019

5 Mar          >>>>  Road traffic data released

15 Mar        >>>>  Support for Fineshade in Westminster

May 2019

8 May          >>>>  Recording and propagating Elm trees

28 May        >>>>  A changed carpark

June 2019

19 Jun          >>>>  Ant Art and a book launch

 

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