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What do the election manifestos say about geopolitics? Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, gives his analysis
The evocatively named Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which encircles an impressive ring dyke, the formation of which has both puzzled geologists and inspired a rich folklore
Outlining the party positions on the all-important topic of housing and cities in general
How will the parties deal with the political world at large?
How would the parties deal with agriculture, fishing and farming?
Where do the parties stand on Europe and nationality?
Where do the parties stand on the environment and wildlife?
Where the parties stand on the hot button issue of migration
Where do the parties stand on energy and climate change?
Where do the parties stand on international aid and development?
Where do the parties stand on transport and infrastructure?
The undulating chalk hills and characteristic brick cottages of an AONB whose centuries-old traditions are at odds with its proximity to the metropolis of London

A glass of Sussex

Climate change may be bad news for most, but higher temperatures have led to a booming crop for winemakers in the south of England – so much so they’re now applying to the EU for protected status
An AONB that showcases coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, fishing villages, the vast combined estuaries of the Taw and Torridge rivers, and the largest sand dune system in England within its three segments

The thin layer

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)'s Discovering Britain walk takes Tom Hart to Cornwall's ancient moorland hub
A remote corner of Wales where the Welsh language continues to thrive and a tiny coastal island has lured both pilgrims and pinnipeds for centuries
Occupying a rectangular chunk of North Yorkshire, the Howardian Hills AONB contains an astonishingly high concentration of historic country homes
Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB is very rural and refreshingly uncrowded. Its rich cultural and historical heritage has long been a draw to archaeologists

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