Month: July 2020

Fonmon Castle opens new outdoor attractions in the Vale of Glamorgan including Living History Village and Dinosaur Park

A new visitor attraction with a living history medieval village, dinosaur park, nature walks and a wedding venue has opened in the Vale of Glamorgan.   Fonmon Castle, which dates from Norman times, is a beautiful country home set in 100 acres of grounds in the Vale of Glamorgan, close to Cardiff Airport. It was […]

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As England and Wales holiday operators are flooded with last-minute bookings, is Autumn the new August for the UK Travel Industry?

After an unprecedented rush in bookings for staycations across July and August, UK campsites and self-catering accommodation owners have experienced some of the biggest highs and lows ever this year, losing all their income from spring breaks due to the lockdown, then a complete reversal of fortunes since accommodation re-opened with owners now having to […]

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Children’s Lockdown Experiences to be Preserved in ‘Digital Time Capsule’ by British Library

Children now have the opportunity to be a part of history by sharing their experiences of life during the COVID-19 lockdown. Children’s author Natalie Reeves Billing says these experiences will be displayed on a dedicated ‘Children of Lockdown’ website to be preserved as a digital time capsule by the British Library in the UK Web […]

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On 75th Anniversary of the first Nuclear Explosion, it’s time to recognise and remember the forgotten British and US victims.

Hiroshima was the world’s first atomic bomb used in war – but it wasn’t the first detonation of an atomic weapon.  That dubious honour goes to the ‘Trinity’ nuclear test on 16 July 1945 which heralded the dawn of the Atomic Age – and despite historical records, it was far from victimless. Detonated in New […]

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Urgent action needed to reduce shocking level of animal use in UK laboratories

In 2019, 3.4 million procedures were carried out in Great Britain involving living animals, according to UK Government statistics published today, 16 July, 2020. Animal welfare charity Naturewatch Foundation is hugely disappointed by a miserly 3% decrease in the number of animals imprisoned and tortured in UK labs during the past year. In response, the charity […]

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Soy and wheat proteins helpful for building aging muscles, but not as potent as animal protein

On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age, shows research presented this week at The Physiological Society’s virtual early career conference Future Physiology 2020. The number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled since 2006, meaning that there […]

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