Rickmansworth Cricket Club cancels season after badgers destroy pitch

Badgers stop play! Historic cricket club cancels season before it begins after protected animals tear pitch to pieces Manicured grass of Rickmansworth Cricket Club has been totally shreddedClub officials are powerless to stop the animals which are protected by lawThey say they can't afford to re-turf it so don't know when they'll play again By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 15:28 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 5 April 2013 For more than 200 summers, the sound of leather on willow has echoed around Rickmansworth Cricket Club. Not this year

Parents" fury as new 4m school opens – without a pedestrian footpath

Families forced to trudge through Somme-like conditions after council builds 4m state-of-the-art school but doesn't bother with a footpathWheels of prams get stuck on walk to Chaddesley Corbett primary schoolWorcestershire school only opened its doors for the first time on Monday | UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 28 November 2012 For many children the daily trudge to school is bad enough, but spare a thought for these youngsters and their parents as they make their way to lessons. Pupils at the newly-opened 4million Chaddesley Corbett primary school in Worcestershire have to wade their way through a mud-bath because no pedestrian footpath was built. Comparing it to the scene at the end of a rainy festival, parents have reacted angrily to the lack of a proper access route to the school