Who stole January?

I can't believe that this is the blog post to tell you all that the last edition of January is now online - just where did the month go? And will whoever stole it please give it back? Well back to business - the 31 January edition has gone press, this week's it's 9 pages containing 46 new paid posts, 36 of which came direct to CJS. It's been a busy week on the news front, starting on Monday with the Save the Forest's campaign making all the running, then on Thursday DEFRA released the consultation document (website here) about the "future ownership and management of the public forest estate", since then it's been a flurry of responses from assorted organisations, a DEFRA myth-busters riposte and plenty of comment (both informed and some not so). You can read the whole saga on our news pages. You'll find this week here and for instant updates follow@CountrysideNews on twitter.
This weekend is of course the RSPBs Big Garden Birdwatch and we're looking forwards to a nice sit down with a pot of tea, fresh cake, a recording sheet and a garden full of birds. Results to follow next week. The garden has been particularly busy these last few days as the temperatures dropped once again - snow last night and hovering around zero all day.