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Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Photographers needed to map bee populations
  • 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Keen photographers are being urged to help scientists and conservationists map the UK's bumblebee population. The University of Aberdeen is developing a new web tool in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) and is looking for participants to submit photographs of bumblebees and their location. People can upload their snaps to the BeeWatch system on the BBCT website and … More

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  • Henley Bridge damaged by barge
  • 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Henley Bridge has been damaged for the second time in two years after a barge collided with the structure. According to the Henley Standard, damage was caused to the stonework of the bridge when the skipper of the Tartuga misjudged his approach. It is not clear whether the vessel was affected, but the owner, Peter Berwick – who required stitches … More

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  • Fundraisers plan triple country cycle challenge
  • 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A team of over 15 volunteers are taking part in a triple cross-country bike ride in order to raise money for charity. The team, which includes professional darts players and soldiers, will cycle from France, through Belgium and into Holland in the week beginning August 22nd, the Harborough Mail reports. They will be covering a distance of 500 miles for … More

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  • Camping site announces discounts
  • 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Camping enthusiasts have been given the opportunity to get away this summer for a reduced price, after one company launched a money-off deal. Clumber Park is offering breaks in the heart of Sherwood Forest in June or September with ten per cent knocked off the usual price, the Worksop Guardian reports. Visitors have the option of either pitching their own … More

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  • Daredevil kayaker to paddle 225 miles down the Grand Canyon
  • 28 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A 41-year-old from Wearside is set to embark on a thrilling 225-mile white-water canoe trip through the Grand Canyon. In preparation for the trip, Fergus Lynch may want to invest in kayak insurance, as the Sunderland Echo reports he will face 150 rapids and 15ft waves. Despite the dangers, the daredevil has described his excitement at taking part, claiming the … More

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  • Drivers warned about compulsory breathalysers in France
  • 28 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Caravan insurance may not be the only thing Brits need to invest in before embarking on a holiday to France this summer. As of July 1st, drivers will be required to have a single-use breathalyser kit in their vehicle when travelling through the country, Green Flag Breakdown Service has reminded people. The French transport ministry has announced the rules apply … More

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  • Cumbria ‘has spectacular views’
  • 28 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Brits looking for a great place to holiday in the UK this summer may want to consider renewing their caravan insurance and heading to Cumbria. A spokeswoman for Cumbria Tourism described how the region has a range of "breathtaking scenery" to wow visitors. It was claimed the views are some of the best in the world, with the "diverse" landscape … More

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  • Bikes to be recycled to help encourage community cycling
  • 28 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A team of solicitors are planning to help fundraisers get on their bikes for charity this summer. According to the Leigh Reporter, staff at the local branch of Forster Dean intend to take in donations of damaged or unwanted cycles during the month of July. The two-wheelers will then be taken to Warrington-based organisation Cycling Projects where they will be … More

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  • Police arrest 3 cycle thief suspects
  • 28 June 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A spate of cycle thefts have led to an arrest, which may come as a relief to bicycle insurance victims. The Eastbourne Herald reports there have been 68 robberies across the district since February, with nine two-wheelers worth more than £2,000 recovered. Five have been returned to their owners and three teenagers have been arrested. Police have bailed an 18-year-old … More

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