A study of birds of prey in Scotland has found that, while some species are recovering from low numbers, kestrels are becoming rarer north of the border.
A gamekeeper who lost his appeal against convictions for illegal trapping of birds of prey faces further costs of £7,000.
Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.
Thousands of visitors flocked to a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot to get a view of a famous family. For the second year running, the Malham Cove pereg...