Boscombe - a small town on the outskirts of Bournemouth - has made a splash around the globe by installing the only artificial surf reef in the northern hemisphere. It's part of an £11 million regeneration project to turn the town from a down-at-heel seaside resort into the surfing capital of the south coast. Julia heads for the beach to find out more.Boscombe Surf Reef website
Quintessentially English, the beach hut has been associated with seaside holidays for over a hundred years, and Bournemouth has the oldest council-built huts in the country. Today, surprisingly, they have become hot property - with newly marketed 'Beach Pods' fetching almost £90,000. Matt meets the old and new generations of beach hut owners to discover more about their passion.BBC News story on Bournemouth 'beach pods'
Just a few miles west of Bournemouth, the Jurassic Coast begins. It's a World Heritage Site famous for its abundance of fossils, and made up of towering cliffs, huge chalk stacks and incredible rock formations. Experts believe there could be up to 100 million barrels of recoverable oil locked away beneath these ancient cliffs, and rising oil prices could make commercial exploitation worthwhile.Jurassic Coast website
Lulworth Cove is one of the jewels of the Dorset Coast and one of the true natural wonders of Britain. Its world famous horseshoe shape came about because of the coast's unique geology. Julia visits Stair Hole - baby brother to Lulworth Cove - to travel back through time and catch a glimpse of what Lulworth Cove must have looked like hundreds of thousands of years ago.Lulworth Cove website
With less than a month to go before Christmas, many people will be considering what kind of Christmas tree to buy. Matt looks at the different options available and examines how green they are.How to Care for a Christmas Tree
After the recent devastation in Cumbria, where more than 12 inches of rainfall fell within 24 hours, John Craven investigates what the impact has been on farming in the area. We've all seen the news scenes in Cockermouth, but John visits the nearby Lorton Vale, where there's further evidence of last week's floods. He also takes to the air by helicopter to witness the damage for himself, and meets farmers who have lost livestock and seen their land decimated by debris.Environment Agency flood advice
This week Adam helps a fellow Cotswold farmer as he loads up his cows, which are destined for slaughter having been diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis. Poignantly, a few days later Adam has his own herd tested for TB - will they once again prove to be free of the disease?
Tenbury Wells is the mistletoe capital of the UK - this is due to the area's unique climate and the abundance of apple trees on which mistletoe grows. Plant expert James Wong helps out with the annual harvest and visits the first mistletoe auction of the season.Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival website
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