Worried that the weekend will be a washout with all this rain? Well, we're lucky that there is always plenty to do in and around Newcastle and we regularly draw up a list of ideas of how to keep the children entertained to help out parents looking for suggestions or stuck for something to do with the children. So, here we offer up a range of attractions to enjoy - outdoor ones to make the most of in the sunshine and plenty of ideas too for indoor treats so that if the worst does happen with the weather - as is certainly the case this Saturday (and apparently Sunday, too, according to the forecast) - then rain need not stop play. There's nothing better than spending quality time with the family, especially if it won't cost you a penny, so the best bit is they're free. Our guide to 53 free ideas for family things to do in and around Newcastle, Tyneside and the North East offers a look-ahead too, as more venues will be expanding their opening and gearing up for visitors when the … [Read more...] about 53 free things to do with kids in the North East
Preserving nature in the national parks a history
By Leman Mammadova Tourists are getting more impressed by the fascination of Azerbaijan’s nature revived with the arrival of the new season. The number of tourists visiting the national parks of Azerbaijan has noticeably increased in recent days due to the coming spring-summer season, said Irada Ibrahimova, spokesperson for the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan. She noted that as many as 11,131 tourists visited the country’s national parks over the first four months of this year, 9,850 of which were locals and 1,281 were foreign tourists. "Surely, it will be great if more tourists visit national parks. It is true that it is not always possible during wintertime, but since May we are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to the parks, due to the favorable weather and beautiful nature,” she said adding that ecotourism is a new concept for Azerbaijan and great success can be achieved in this area. Ibrahimova also noted that … [Read more...] about How many tourists visited local national parks?
Here is the full list of Labour candidates, who are standing in the Rother District Council elections, which take place next Thursday (May 2). Alan Bearne (Bexhill Sackville) Alan has had a lifetime career in managing community projects, supporting volunteers and training carers. Now retired but active in the community Alan is on the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and Bexhill Fairtrade committees and also runs oral history groups in residential homes. Alan is a proud Unison member. He said: “As a councillor I will represent the people of Sackville ward with a strong voice and a steely determination.”Alan Watton (Bexhill St Stephens)A community man, I support Labour’s five pledges and believe they can bring real change to the area. Labour’s commitment to protecting public services is important as we could be facing a whole series of cuts from the Tories. Labour are also committed to supporting the creation of a Bexhill Town Council, giving residents a real … [Read more...] about Here are the Labour candidates standing in the Rother elections
Video PUBLISHED: 18:30 15 April 2019 Steve Russell It's getting closer... Picture: Nicholas Mellor/copyright www.4dheritage.com Archant Juliet Blaxland and husband Giles have lived near Southwold for 12 years... and watched the land between their home and the North Sea get shorter and shorter. Our reporter visited them. Juliet Blaxland, her home and the pressing North Sea. 'There are times when theres a real storm, in the middle of winter, when it seems to be churning at the top of the cliff and the house seems to sort of move. You feel a kind of thumping' PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodI can be incredibly stupid. I've headed north of Southwold, turned right, and literally kept right on till the end of the road. I pass Juliet and Giles's cottage and park on the grass. The North Sea sparkles beyond the cliff-edge. It's only when I walk back towards their home that I remember 25-plus metres of coastline have been lost here in a dozen years. There's a sign … [Read more...] about Could you live on the edge of a disappearing Suffolk cliff?
We all know Greater Manchester is truly great so it's no wonder so many people choose to raise their families here. But while your younger self might have fallen in love with the city's music, or nightlife, if you have children, then it becomes a whole new ball game. Suddenly you find yourself in places and parks you never knew existed and quite often searching for decent places to entertain the big and little kids in your group. The M.E.N's Manchester Family is used to finding places for children to go and you can keep up to date by following on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram @familymanc. As well as having guides to everything from the best parks , playgrounds and family walks , we also share a list of events happening each weekend. If you fancy crazy golf , a wild day out , a trip to a farm or petting zoo, or you want to know which castles are good for a family day out, then we've got those covered too. And if you want to head indoors out of the rain, that happens a lot here, then … [Read more...] about Things to do with the kids in and around Manchester: An A-Z of days out