A rainy night had been followed by a glorious morning, and the heath-covered countryside, with the glowing clumps of flowering gorse
, seemed all the more beautiful to eyes which were weary of the duns and drabs and slate grays of London.
They ordered the lackeys not to unsaddle the gorses
, and to hold themselves in readiness to set off again immediately.
Project partners at last week's open day Cardigan Bay makes a dramatic backdrop as a tractor pulls a Rytech gorse
cutter across a coastal heathland Pictures: ARWEL JONES
FIREFIGHTERS take a break yesterday as 999 crews continued tackling more than 750 gorse
fires across Northern Ireland.
Acres of dry gorse
and heathland at Sutton Park have been torched during the latest sunny spell.
showed plenty of courage and determination to hold off the late challenge of Danger Over and land the Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis for Henry Candy at Deauville yesterday, writes Desmond Stoneham.
FIREFIGHTERS have been stretched tackling a series of gorse
fires across North Wales over the weekend.
34pm, a Conwy crew was called to tackle a blaze which burned 200 square metres of gorse
in Bodlondeb Wood.
TOWERING 40ft gorse
fires continued to ravage Northern Ireland yesterday as beleaguered firefighters battled searing heat for a third day.
Friends of Gorse
Farm Wood in Great Barr were awarded a grant of pounds 25,000 to make significant differences to this Local Nature Reserve.
and Tomba, two mud-loving sprinters, bid to defy a 4lb penalty in the Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis at Deauville today, writes Desmond Stoneham.
Snowdon Mountain Railway called the fire service after a patch of gorse
burst into flames on Wales's highest mountain.
Donegal fire chief Brian McMenamin said a huge gorse
fire between Lettermacaward and Dungloe in the west of the county was started maliciously.
FIRE chiefs have condemned arsonists for starting gorse
fires which with accidental blazes have caused 168 incidents in only seven weeks this spring and tied up their resources.
HENRY CANDY'S raider Gorse
encounters his favoured soft going today as he bids to repeat last year's success in the Group 3 Holsten-Trophy at Hamburg, writes David Conolly-Smith.