Wales 7 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49264808 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A campaign group has been set up to save a nature reserve amid fears it could be targeted by fly-tippers.Bridgend County Borough Council will … [Read more...] about Fly-tipping fears for nature reserve
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PUBLISHED: 11:23 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:23 25 July 2019 Emily Thomson Bats in Churches. Photo: Hugh Clarke Hugh Clark They are a symbol of Halloween and things that go bump in the night - not to mention Dracula's shape-shift. Bats in Churches. Photo: Hugh ClarkeBats are also the scourge of many church wardens, nesting in roof spaces and firing dropping into the aisle.But a new project is encouraging churches to embrace the bats in the belfry - and use themn to raise valuable funds and educate visitors.Bats in Churches is a project to help churches across England which are struggling with the protected creatures. According to the Bat Conservation Trust, 60pc of medieval churches are home to bats and in Norfolk they have been causing problems.A Soprano Pipistrelle BatPhilip Parker, an environmental consultant on part of the project, said: "I have looked at 270 churches in Norfolk and we have only found three or four without bats."We have a lot of … [Read more...] about Can bats ands church wardens live in harmony?
When summer arrives, so do wasps as they take to mating flights. Local NGO natur&ëmwelt is advocating for the public to better understand these insects and has created a network of consultants to help. The volunteer consultants are available to advise Luxembourg residents on how to deal with wasps and their nests in a bid to find a solution that won’t resort in stings or the unnecessary killing of wasps, which are ecologically important not only in their roles as pollinators, but also when it comes to predation and parasitism. The organisation has further developed an informational brochure to educate the public on ways to avoid stings as well as solutions to deal with nests, such as installing special screening on windows or outdoors to help deflect the wasps’ flight paths. The organisation can also help identify wasp species. For more information, visit natur&ëmwelt. … [Read more...] about Living in harmony with wasps
Wetherby chamber choir the Elysian Singers gave a very well-received concert in Roundhay-based Lidgett Park Methodist Church last Saturday. The songs performed, all but one without any accompaniment, included Monteverdi’s Cantate Domino of 1620, a piece written by the choir’s Musical Director Jonathan Power 30 years ago, the Childhood lyrics by John Rutter, some spirituals, and 20th century classics by the likes of the George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. One item, Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, was accompanied by the church organist, David Wilks, who also played an organ solo.The concert raised £270 for the church’s two charities, Oasis Relief in Zambia, and Streepur Village in Bangladesh.The Elysian Singers has over 30 members from Wetherby, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Harrogate and Leeds.Their next performance will be part of the Welcome to Wetherby event, in The Horsefair on Saturday September 21 at 2.15pm. Foodbank ready for summer … [Read more...] about Singers in harmony for funds
PUBLISHED: 17:09 13 June 2019 | UPDATED: 17:09 13 June 2019 Franki Berry The Carolines in 1953/4 with their grandfather. Picture: Submitted Archant One of the St Albans sisters who were thrust into the limelight as a three piece teenage harmony backing group during the swinging 60s has looked back on their incredible career. Carolyne, of The Carolines, now enjoys beauty pagents. Picture: Submitted by Carolyne MartinTwins Carolyne and Helen Samuels, and their younger sister Marion Samuels, were taught three part harmony from a young age by their father - who Carolyne described as a "brilliant pianist". Living in a house on Sandridge Road and attending what is now Beaumont School, the trio were already entering talent shows at just 13 years old as The Samuels Sisters. A big break came in 1963, after the family answered an advert in The Stage magazine for exactly their brand of harmony group.Carolyne, who is now 70, recalled: "We were very nervous. It was … [Read more...] about Reminiscing with St Albans 60s harmony group The Carolines