— Ellie Broughton



Far away from the hustle and bustle of the general election, I’ll be doing some long and antisocial shifts following beasts of a different nature on the live blog for this year’s Springwatch.

I’m providing live updates from 8am to 9pm from this year’s location, the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire, the heart of the Cotswolds.

I’ve previously interviewed BBC Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson about his sound installation, Okeanos. Read more about that here.

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Spring is in the air, and for chocoholics that can only mean one thing. Easter eggs are inspired by the traditional symbolism of the egg as promising new life, but for anyone who’s started a new life as a vegan or is dairy intolerant, they can evoke sad memories of an easier life when you didn’t have to check ingredients lists before buying.

Luckily the dairy-free egg market gets stronger every year, and we found plenty of quality, tasty options to try.

Click here to head over and see the best in show.


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