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12 year old raises £35,000 for Lake District Calvert Trust

Oliver Voysey has a severe brain injury and has raised more than £35,000 to help save the charity that changed his life. He is undertaking a series of challenges in the run-up to his 13th birthday next week in aid of the Lake District's Calvert Trust which is facing closure after losing more than £1m due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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£1m Support for Northern Ireland Residential Outdoor Education Centres

Peter Weir, NI Minister said, “At a time when the risk of the spread of the virus remains too great to consider the reopening of these centres, it is essential that support is provided now to enable these services to respond to the needs of our children and young people as restrictions are eased and as we emerge from this pandemic". Read more...

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DCMS support for youth organisations

Recently released new fund from Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to support youth organisations which may be of help those involved with youth. Read more...

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Take part this weekend in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Get involved. Enjoy an hour watching wildlife in your garden, or from your doorstep or balcony. Share what you see with friends and family and, importantly, submit your results to the RSPB.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, January 29th to 31st. Find out more....

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Enjoy BBC Winterwatch with IOL Ambassador for Wales Iolo Williams

Especially in times of lockdown, sharing the wonder of nature and wildlife in winter is balm for stress and an escape. IOL Ambassador, Iolo williams, is on the braodcasting team again for this years BBC Winterwatch, currently being aired on BBC2. Find out more...

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Alex Smalley, University of Exeter

Can we really feel the benefits of nature through a screen?

A groundbreaking online experiment wants to help scientists understand how best to bring the benefits of nature to those stuck indoors. "What we're trying to do in this experiment is really explore all of the different ways that people can experience nature at home," says Alex Smalley from the University of Exeter, who is running the project. Read more...

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Law of Trespass could change

Several organisations have written to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and DEFRA to share our grave concerns about the Government’s proposals to make trespass a criminal, instead of a civil, offence. This could have the potential to change how people access and enjoy the countryside and green spaces Read more on the BMC website...

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Scottish trails get accessibility upgrade as more enjoy outdoors during pandemic

Many of Scotland’s Great Trails will benefit from improvements costing almost £111,000. Read more....

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