Jonathan Young goes rabbit shooting, with woodcock and insanely high partridges to keep him busy too.

In the contest for the best 21st-century gundog the hunt, point, retrieve breeds are separated only by a hair’s breadth – or length.

Rock off down to the Whitstable Oyster Festival and be seduced by the produce of Kent's pearl. Katie Dashwood's desire to find out more is aroused.

Many of the UK’s butterflies are under threat but, thanks to Butterfly Conservation, it is not all doom and gloom. Deirdre Shields is all of a flutter.

Sir Michael Colman is as keen as mustard to keep his farm in mint condition and produce single-estate peppermint oil and tea.