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Seven visiting Brothers join Balham Circle meeting in July

Balham Brothers were delighted to welcome seven visiting brothers to their circle meeting on July 25th. Sadly, President Steve could not attend and past president Terry stood in. 74 more words

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Why There are Cattle Grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. 511 more words

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Report on the Friend of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 11th August 2016

Luckily for us the rain had stopped by the time we gathered to manage the tansy plants near the Pond. The consistent management over a number of years around the plants can be seen to have had an effect although bindweed and vetch still threaten to drag down the plants and their Tansy Beetle inhabitants of which there were very many. 117 more words

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Stonehenge Visitor Centre wins design award!

“Unlike the ‘International Style’ of modernism, today’s International Architecture considers much broader issues: pedagogic requirements, topographical conditions, climatic-sensitive design, the size and needs of real communities, multiculturalism, genuine respect for the cultural concerns of city and world inhabitants, the respect for the world’s limited resources, and an advanced thinking toward a real Green Design and ecological sustainability.”

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Using Less To Get More: Crop Intensification in Ethiopia

The Central Rift Valley is Ethiopia’s predominant vegetable production belt. In this region, there are over 20,000 smallholder farmers engaged in producing over 200,000 tons of vegetables per year on about 10,000 hectares of irrigated land. 1,101 more words

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A critical visit to Tintagel

We wrote a piece a few months ago about the heavy-handed management and ‘brandalism’ occurring in the name of ‘visitor engagement’ at Tintagel in Cornwall. Now, following recent archaeological excavations at the site, the… 263 more words

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Tibetan Nun Hangs Herself In Protest of Chinese Demolition Of Buddhist Center

Image: via Tibetan Journal

It’s difficult to grasp the degree of terror, suffering and oppression which Tibetans have endured since China invaded Tibet in 1950. The instances of torture, loss and personal tragedy are of a magnitude that can be found in descriptions of genocide or prolonged war. 205 more words

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