A conservation group has launched a new Heritage Tree Register for Nottinghamshire.St George’s Trust for Conservation believes any tree that forms an important part of landscape, whether in towns or countryside, should receive special protection.In addition, the trust is seeking entries from individual members of the public on behalf of old trees which hold a special place in people’s hearts or may be becoming rare or endangered.Sara Chadd, of North Muskham, a trust spokesman, said: “If people know of a tree, even in someone’s garden or on a verge that they care about, we want to hear from them.“We are seeking entries for all old trees and especially old fruit trees such as Bramleys, which are becoming rare.“The need for this register was sparked by the felling of an ancient Bramley apple tree in a garden. It was felled right in the midst of the nesting season and was already a haven for a number of songbird pairs and bluetits as well as being an … [Read more...] about Conservationists set up heritage tree register
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The giant live oak tree outside the Augusta National Golf Club clubhouse has to be the greatest hangout in all of golf.It’s where the powerbrokers of the game and titans of industry mix shoulders with golf’s most exclusive field.“Meet you at the tree,” is the popular and refrain. And earlier this week, it is where one of the past champions — he’d prefer to remain nameless — suggested that if he were caddying for Rory McIlroy this week, he’d be a lock to complete the career grand slam.The implication, of course, was that McIlroy could benefit from a more knowledgeable bagman to steer him around the former nursery that is Augusta National than childhood pal Harry Diamond. It was July 2017 when McIlroy parted ways with his longtime caddie JP Fitzgerald, a partnership that netted four majors, the world no. 1 spot, and made both men gobs of money. McIlroy turned to Diamond, who grew up playing at Holywood Golf Club and was talented enough in … [Read more...] about Just how important is a caddie in this day and age?
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Supermodel Twiggy, Python Michael Palin and England manager Gareth Southgate are among more than 1,000 people awarded in the New Year Honours 2019. The list celebrates heroes - from 43 responders to terror attacks, to the divers who stunned the world in the Thai cave rescue. But there are also awards for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and authors Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. And a cronyism row is set to brew after Theresa May rewarded big business chiefs who just happen to back her Brexit deal. There are plenty of famous faces in the honours list - but far more people who quietly work away at doing good for their communities. So to honour them all, we’ve reproduced the list in full - and highlights - below. New Year Honours 2019 in numbers Overall, 1,148 recipients are named in the 2019 New Year list. That includes the 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. Some 544 women … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list 2019 in full
Monty Python star and travel documentary maker Michael Palin, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan have joined a long list of stars from the world of entertainment, sports and the arts to be honoured by the Queen. See the full Welsh list here They are joined in the 2019 New Year Honours List by three British divers who have been awarded MBEs for helping to save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand during the summer. Four other British cave divers involved in the operation are also receiving civilian gallantry awards for exceptional bravery protecting others. The 2019 New Year Honours List has 1,148 recipients which also includes 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. A Queen's Commendation for Bravery also goes to 14-year-old Joe Rowlands who saved his father Paul from drowning after their kayak capsized off Anglesey. Best-selling author Philip Pullman, who credits … [Read more...] about The full Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019