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Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for February 2021.
Looking at Community (all articles) for February 2021All in the month of February Remembering John Keats Celebrating 75 years of the RSV Version Fairtrade Fortnight: 22nd February – 7th March Leave them be The birds and bees Boom in unwanted pets National survey finds our favourite walks Potholes Smart bird Over-60s ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates... (1665 words)
All in the month of FebruaryIt was: 200 years ago, on 23rd Feb 1821 that John Keats, the poet, died of tuberculosis, aged 25. 125 years ago, on 1st Feb 1896 that the premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La boheme, took place in Turin, Italy. 75 years ago, on 11th Feb 1946 that The Revised Standard Version of the New... (270 words)
Remembering John KeatsIt was 200 years ago, on 23rd February 1821, that John Keats, the Romantic poet, died in Rome of tuberculosis, aged 25. Keats was a generous, likeable and hard-working man who had much experience of suffering in his short life. He also had a love of civil and religious liberty. Most of his best work was... (196 words)
Celebrating 75 years of the RSV VersionThe Revised Standard Version of the New Testament was published 75 years ago, on 11th February 1946. It was the first major English-language update of the Bible since the King James version published in 1611. The RSV Old Testament followed in 1952 and the Apocrypha in 1957. The translation was a revision of the American Standard... (198 words)
Fairtrade Fortnight: 22nd February – 7th MarchIt has been a terrible year for farmers and workers in the global south. In 2020, on top of the pandemic, they had to deal with the growing impact of climate change: more droughts and crop disease, locusts, floods, fires, and heatwaves. No wonder their harvests were shrinking. Yet with the help of Fairtrade, many... (96 words)
Leave them beThe National Trust has urged the public to stay away from certain areas during breeding season this Spring. It hopes to mimic the effects of lockdown last year, which helped more vulnerable species. The call follows the discovery last year that lockdown did our peregrine falcons, grey partridges and other species a real favour. The... (135 words)
The birds and beesHere is some good news: all new major roads will have wildflower-friendly verges that could boost our numbers of birds and bees. Highway England has said that vibrant road verges will be created as standard on new roads over 300 miles in England, using low nutrient soils which will be seeded with wildflowers or left... (103 words)
Boom in unwanted petsWill Covid-19 mean a large increase in abandoned dogs and cats? Battersea Dogs and Cats Home fear so. In a recent study it found that a third of the people who acquired a cat or dog during the national lockdown had not considered having a pet before the pandemic, and had bought one on impulse.... (133 words)
National survey finds our favourite walksWhere do we most like to walk? A recent survey has found that two places in the Lake District are clear winners. Top comes the gently accessible Buttermere Circuit, with its rippling silver water, mountain views, peace and quiet. Second is the demanding eight-hour climb up Helvellyn, which is not for the faint-hearted. Then comes... (84 words)
PotholesPotholes have proliferated during the pandemic, and they are still the top concern of nearly 40 per cent of all drivers. The pandemic slowed down the maintenance of roads for many councils. A spokesman for the Department for Transport said: “We’ve committed £2.5billion for local road repairs as part of the biggest nationwide pothole programme... (89 words)
Smart birdRavens have been found to be among the cleverest animals in the world. These largest members of the crow family can even score as high on intelligence tests as chimpanzees. Ravens can remember where food is hidden, can use tools to get at it, follow human faces with their eyes, and understand what people mean... (78 words)
The challenge to some over-60sLast year saw a steep rise in redundances among the over-60s, and a lack of proficiency with digital work tools such as Zoom helped contribute to the problem. The number of workers over 60 who were made redundant increased from 8,000 between April and June to 31,000 between July and September – twice the percentage... (119 words)
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