Campaigner applies for public footpath to be opened through Sarah Beeny’s Somerset farm

A campaigner has applied for a public footpath to be opened through Sarah Beeny’s former dairy farm in Somerset in a bid to convince the TV presenter to join her fight against ‘nightmare’ ramblers reopening byways on private land.  Ann Scott, 72, who lives over 200 miles away in Norfolk, submitted the claim which will … Read more

Millionaire wins two-year planning war to build 5ft tunnel under public footpath through his garden

A millionaire has won a two-year planning war to build an underground tunnel in his garden – despite outrage from his fashion tycoon neighbours. Retired company director George Chapman’s garden near Chichester in West Sussex is divided into two halves by a public footpath. He lodged plans to build a 5ft tunnel to connect the two … Read more

Rich landowners block Natural England’s bid to build ‘world’s longest coastal footpath’

Natural England’s bid to build ‘the world’s largest coastal footpath’ has been blocked by rich landowners who reportedly don’t want ramblers roaming their estates. They said the 2,700-mile coastal path would allow the public to ‘properly enjoy’ the country’s beaches.   But wealthy landowners occupying some of the most scenic routes are apparently blocking the move, … Read more

Police find body of woman, 19, near footpath at popular beauty spot in Bury

Police find body of woman, 19, near footpath at popular beauty spot in Bury Police were called to reports of concern for welfare near the Kirklees Trail Eyewitnesses saw officers searching near the old railway line at 1.10am today Greater Manchester Police are not treating the woman’s death as suspicious  By Jack Wright For Mailonline … Read more