Monthly Archives: December 2018

HEDGEHOG’S RECYCLING NIGHTMARE!

HEDGEHOG’S RECYCLING NIGHTMARE!

Recycling is a good thing to do, but for one little hedgehog it resulted in a near death experience!

Tania of Hopton Castle, South Shropshire was checking her recycling box before putting it out for collection the following day.  To her amazement she found a tiny hedgehog trapped in an empty cat food tin.

She immediately called her partner, Jack, who managed with great difficulty, to slowly and carefully cut the little hog free.  They then contacted the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to find out what to do next.

Tinny, as she has since been named, was only 290g, hypothermic and desperate for food, being far too small to hibernate successfully.  She was also found to have lungworm and fluke, both of which needed medical treatment.

She is now recuperating with a hedgehog rehabilitator after her very lucky escape.  We can only imagine how many hoglets and other creatures may have perished this way

People are urged to not only wash out their used food tins, but also to crush them, thereby ensuring that this near tragic episode may not happen again.

Sadly, hedgehogs are in decline and our prickly friends now need all the help they can get.  Please see the Society website at www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk for more details on how you can make small changes to assist them in their plight.

Make the world better with a sweater!

Make the world better with a sweater!

On December 14th make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper to school or work for Christmas Jumper Day! In case you don’t know – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that helps raise money for Save the Children. It’s basically a celebration of ugly Christmas themed jumpers, while also helping fundraise for a… Read More…

How to make Lebkuchen

How to make Lebkuchen

Nothing says Christmas like these chewy German biscuits and they’re pretty easy to make at home, so why not get together with the family and make some festive treats?   You will need: 250g self raising flour (substitute for gluten free if you like) 2tsp ground spice 1tsp finely grated lemon zest 1tsp orange zest… Read More…

Win Playfoam Pals – Snowy Friends

Win Playfoam Pals – Snowy Friends

Children will love opening these snowdome-themed pods of Playfoam to reveal their surprise winter-themed collectible this Christmas. Inside the squishy, squashy, award-winning Playfoam, are cute animals waiting to be found! Children can create their own customised creatures as heads and bodies pop apart for mix and match activities as well as sculpting nests, beds, igloos and other… Read More…

Win a Beaker Creatures Super Lab

Win a Beaker Creatures Super Lab

Win a Beaker Creatures Super Lab After travelling through space in their Reactor Pods from their tiny distant planets, Beaker Creatures uniquely combine the thrill of collecting with hands-on science experiments, building skills and sparking curiosity! By dissolving the Reactor Pods, children can discover, classify, and explore up to 35 collectible characters from five different… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO HAYNES INTERNATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM

WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO HAYNES INTERNATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM

By the mid 1980’s, fuelled by a passion for collecting fine cars and anything related to them, John Haynes OBE had amassed a collection of twenty nine cars and three motorcycles. He wanted this collection to be accessible to the public, so after extensive redevelopment of an old joinery on the current site, The Haynes… Read More…

New bus to provide reliable mobile library service

New bus to provide reliable mobile library service

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to take delivery of a brand new mobile library bus next year as part of its continued investment in community library services. The custom-designed £120,000 vehicle will enter service late next spring, ensuring a reliable mobile library service is provided to communities across Bath and North East Somerset.… Read More…

Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling changes over the Christmas period

Waste and recycling collection dates will change over Christmas and new year.   There will be no collections on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December), Boxing Day (Wednesday 26 December) and New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January). There will be catch-up collections on Saturday 29 December, 5 January and 12 January. Garden waste collections will stop… Read More…

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