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Samphire Hoe - man-made natural delight by the White Cliffs of Dover

Samphire Hoe - man-made natural delight by the White Cliffs of Dover

Samphire Hoe is an unusual man-made natural environment on the Kent coast, created with 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk excavated during the construction of the Channel Tunnel in the 1980's. It lies at the foot of a section of the White Cliffs of Dover near Folkestone, and it has developed a unique and intriguing ecology .

St Davids - the smallest city in Britain and religious shrine

St Davids - the smallest city in Britain and religious shrine

St Davids is a town with a cathedral in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, lying on the River Alun. It is the resting place of Saint David, Wales's patron saint, and named after him.

Welsh springer spaniel - a loyal breed with a colourful coat

Welsh springer spaniel - a loyal breed with a colourful coat

The Welsh Springer dog breed is a member of the spaniel family. Thought to be comparable to the old Land Spaniel, they are also similar to the English Springer Spaniel. Historically they have been referred to as both the Welsh Spaniel and the Welsh Cocker Spaniel.

The British tomato and the glasshouse growing boom

The British tomato and the glasshouse growing boom

The tomato was brought to Europe by explorers returning from South America in the sixteenth century. Now officially designated as a fruit, rather than a vegetable, it was initially regarded as pretty but poisonous, though soon became a significant crop. And for 70 years or so, it was the basis of a major industry in the Sussex seaside town of Worthing begun in Victorian times (see picture).

Of mice and men - London's smallest statue

Of mice and men - London's smallest statue

London's smallest public statue - actually, a sculpture - is there as a result of a sad anecdotal story. It can be found on a building on the corner of Philpot Lane and Eastcheap in the City of London, and depicts two tiny mice fighting over a piece of cheese.

The Kelpie - deadly water spirit of Scottish myth

The Kelpie - deadly water spirit of Scottish myth

A kelpie is a malevolent shape-changing aquatic spirit of Scottish legend. They are fresh water monsters, said to haunt rivers and streams, usually in the shape of a horse.

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