The meadows at Highgrove House  in Tetbury, England. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

If the rumours of recent weeks turn out to be true, then a certain member of the British royal family will be paying a visit to Kilkenny any day now. (...)

A bumblebee feeding on a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

With a horde of scientific studies confirming the fact that populations of wild bees, butterflies and other insects are in dramatic decline, many gard(...)