What further education colleges sayBBC Wales contacted all 14 further education colleges and institutions in Wales to ask what gender diversity training they offer to staff . Three responded and all said they had seen an increase in the number of students identifying as trans, non binary or gender fluid. … [Read more...] about College staff ‘need gender diversity training’
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Dr Kate Mornement, an applied animal behaviourist from Pets Behaving Badly, confirms that some animals do like sound and moving images. “Whether cats and dogs enjoy it or not often comes down to individual preference and personality. Many cats love to hunt and stalk the animals they see – mice, fish – on the screen. Conversely, some dogs become scared and anxious of animals they see on TV and may bark excessively when they see them.” I can attest to this one: Bert is furious whenever he hears an animal on television. So really, the popularity of these new services in your household will depend very much on your pet’s temperament. … [Read more...] about Petflix and chill: does your dog need a streaming service?
Twice this year other (stranger) dogs have menaced ours (while they’ve been on their leads) at the local dog beach. Their owners couldn’t control them. On the New South Wales south coast in recent years, again on an off-leash dog beach, my eldest dog went to greet another on a lead. It growled and bit her on the face. Now, there is a standard etiquette here; it’s assumed that if your dog is on a canine beach it is safe among other animals who can all expect to sniff and circle one another, without being bitten. A dog that bites others should not be in such a place, even on a lead, unless it’s muzzled. … [Read more...] about There’s an etiquette for dog parks. Everyone who visits should know it
She added: “But we were taken aback when we got there to discover I was the only one there. We understood there would be three or four people who would all be assessed to see who was the best match, who was most in need and who was most likely to survive it. I knew there was a possibility I might not wake up again. … [Read more...] about Urgent plea from woman, 23, who needs lung transplant and fears time may run out
2. The Illustrated Journeys of Celia Fiennes, 1685–c.1712 (ed Christopher Morris, 1995)Think of a place in Britain you know and love, and there is a fair chance Celia Fiennes will have been there 300 years before you. For a woman to travel around the country, on horseback, in the late 17th and early 18th century, was revolutionary in itself. Writing it up made it even more so. Her account of these journeys – first published as Through England on a Side Saddle – is one of the founding works of British travel writing. There are stately homes, but there are also towns and cities, and acerbic verdicts on places she didn’t like. Ely, for instance, is “a harbour to breed and nest vermin”. … [Read more...] about Top 10 political travel books