Wiltshire 5 September 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.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-49583902 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A rare bat found in a shop has become the first of its kind to be added to the Natural History Museum's collection in 20 … [Read more...] about Rare bat found in shop to be preserved by museum
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PULPI’S giant geode is a “universal natural marvel”, commented acting Culture Minister Jose Guirao following a visit to the geological phenomena last Friday. The acting minister toured more than 500 metres of galleries in the mine housing the geode, accompanied by Pulpi Mayor Juan Pedro Garcia and the site visits manager Milagros Carretero. The Pulpi-born politician said he was surprised by how spectacular the whole mine is. He underlined the importance of conserving and protecting the geode, remarking that when it comes to cultural and natural sites the priority should be “to keep them how we have found them.” Pulpi Mayor Pedro Garcia explained the sensors installed at different parts of the mine to control parameters like damp and temperature for the perfect conservation of the monument. Guirao also talked about how opening the geode up to the public represented a way of making Pulpi and the surrounding area better known and at the same time … [Read more...] about Pulpi’s giant geode phenomena is a “universal natural marvel”
We already knew that eating too much of these foods, which are high in salt, sugar and fat, could lead to weight gain, but recent studies in France have found that people who ate more ultra-processed food (UPF) had more health problems than those who did not. In Spain, there were more deaths among those who ate more than four portions a day of UPFs than those who ate less than that amount. The rate of cardiovascular disease was also found to be higher among those eating the most UPFs, and some experts believe it raises the risk of cancer, but the study authors stated that further evidence is needed to confirm whether or not underlying health factors, such as smoking, contributed to the results. Professor Mike Gibney, a retired professor of Food and Health in UCD, says more research is necessary. "There is no association between UPF intake and that of saturated fatty acids or salt," he said. "Both are important in reducing heart disease. So I cannot see how UPF intake can be related to … [Read more...] about Food Timebomb: Why is ultra-processed food so bad for us?
Using black bin bags to take waste to Warwickshire tips could be banned as part of radical plans to boost recycling and reduce waste. Warwickshire County Council is considering a trial banning the use of black bags to take waste to its Household Waste Recycling Centres. No further details of when the trial is set to take place or which HWRC it will take place at. A Shire Hall spokesperson said plans are being drawn up and should be made available by September. The black bin bag ban trial was mooted at a Warwickshire Waste Partnership meeting. In the minutes of the report of the committee, which is made up of the county council and district councils, such as Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, it states: "That the Waste Partnership notes the overview of the recent Household Waste Recycling Centre waste composition analysis and to consider how this information can be used to improve waste management across Warwickshire. "Actions 1) Officers to … [Read more...] about Why black bin bags could be banned at Warwickshire tips
House plants are having a moment. And a new shop off Norton High Street - WILD The Plant Shop - is aiming to tap into that trend, launching this weekend. The owners are a family trio - sisters Jenni King, 30, and Katy King, 27 and their mum Jayne King, 59. Their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram are already gaining traction thanks to the current house plant zeitgeist. Digital designer Jenni, from Low Grange, Billingham, said: "It's always been a bit of a pipe dream. "We thought it was a nice time to make good of things and give ourselves a bit of a chance by opening the shop." WILD The Plant Shop is located on Ridley Mews and is part of the increasingly cosmopolitan street scene in the Norton area. Jenni said: "It actually used to be a plant shop back in the day but the lady moved on. We think it's nice that we are keeping the originality of what it used to be. "We have always been close as a family - and our houses are just like jungles. So we just thought 'let's do … [Read more...] about House plants are trending and new Norton shop taps into craze