Britain's countryside is used to doom-laden stories about threats to the landscape, wildlife and farming, but now there is a new threat to village life: the women are moving out.You can read the rest of the article and how they plan to bring women back to the villages here.
An unexpected phenomenon called "female extinction" is blighting the prospects of thousands of unmarried men, whose own careers are rooted in the fields where their mothers and grandmothers traditionally lent a hand.
More than 130,000 of them have responded to a heartfelt plea from the men of Alston in Cumbria, England's highest and now loneliest market town, who worked out two years ago that there were 10 of them to every local lass.
Worse, the bachelors in the Pennine outpost discovered - through glum research interviews on the windblown streets - that many of the remaining women were set on living and working in glitzier, more challenging places.
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