Chapter 30: Conkers

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Conkers (Horse chestnuts)

Razer gets to work on Baikbe‘s plan.

This week’s news story: Conker competition cancelled

changed to the alternative: Conkers enter protected category

A combination of factors, including disease and a lack of pollination has led to the horse chestnut tree being added to the list of protected plant life. Recent surveys have shown only a few hundred of the trees had given fruit this year, in comparison to thousands only three years ago. This has already resulting in the cancellation of the Scottish Conker Championships, due to be held in Peebles this year.

Further Information

BBC News - Read the original story.

Original News Item Links

Skin disease gene identified

Protecting Ben Nevis

Conker Competition Cancelled

Strange lights filmed

Police scam warning issued

Scottish village twinned with Mars

No nukes for independent Scotland

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