Alps-dwelling large vulture spotted in UK

The bird, more used to the Alps, has ended up on the Derbyshire and Yorkshire border.

One of the largest wild birds ever seen in the UK has been seen roosting in the Peak District National Park.

The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said it was only the second time a bearded vulture had been seen in the UK. Continue reading

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Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble dies aged 71

Folk singer, who also had a solo career, had a long-term illness

The Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble has died aged 71. The folk artist, who also had a solo career, had been suffering from a long-term illness.

Dyble rose to prominence during the 1960s and performed on Fairport Convention songs including Time Will Show the Wiser.

A statement from her agent said: “It is with great sadness that we announce that English singer-songwriter Judy Dyble passed away on 12 July following a long illness borne with great courage. Judy Dyble was one of the pioneers of the English folk rock scene in the 1960s, most notably as a founding member of Fairport Convention and vocalist with cult band Trader Horne.

“We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Judy’s family, friends and many associates from her musical career at this time.” Continue reading

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