10 thoughtful ways to show your friends how much you love them on International Friendship Day

No matter how old or young you are, friends matter – and showing your friends how much you care about them is vital for building strong, lasting relationships. Simple and thoughtful gestures, however small they may be, can go a long way to showing your friends how much you appreciate them. It can make their […]

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Leading PPE manufacturer donates surplus fabric to quilting project for vulnerable people

Leading PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway has donated a quantity of surplus quilted lining fabric from its Scottish factories to a textiles project in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway.  Local people are exploring ways of using the material to benefit vulnerable groups and during the lockdown period they have been creating ‘Quilted Hugs’ which use the fabric […]

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Understanding and coping with grief

By Kirsty Lilley, Mental Health specialist at wellbeing charity CABA The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways we could never have envisaged. For many people, this overwhelming change has brought with it a deep sense of grief and loss. From the heart-breaking loss of loved ones, livelihoods and future plans, to the missed […]

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Welsh Physiotherapist urges changing ‘lockdown habits’ as work from home set to continue for many

Welsh physiotherapist and wellbeing Clinic Director Rhian Davies has noticed an increase in urgent back care appointments since lockdown.  She warns that ‘the new normal’ lifestyle could be damaging in other ways, too, and offers tips to help people stay mentally and physically healthy. We recently re-opened for face to face physiotherapy treatments and it’s […]

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Why a Common Data Classification Standard is an imperative for NATO

Written by Alan Borland, SAFEmail Product Manager, Boldon James An exercise in improving interoperability This week sees the start of the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise (CWIX) 2020 which demonstrates the resilience of NATO and partner nations as they continue to innovate in order to improve interoperability, even despite COVID-19 restrictions. The event is designed for experimentation, examination and […]

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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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