The search is on for the UK’s best neighbour and community champion

Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch have officially opened up nominations for their Neighbour of the Year Award 2019, to find the UK’s best neighbours. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural award, Co-op and Neighbourhood Watch are looking once again for people to nominate their neighbours who go above and beyond to help their neighbourhood and surrounding community, to find the UK’s Neighbour of the Year 2019. Additionally this year sees the introduction of a new category to crown someone the ‘2019 Community Spaces Champion’. The new award…

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Saving Time Saving Lives appeal receives almost £2 million boost

London’s Air Ambulance are delighted to announce a funding boost of almost £2 million towards our helipad base at The Royal London Hospital, helping our team of flying medics deliver their world class care across London. The HELP Appeal, a charity dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads, has kindly donated £250,000 to our charity and Barts Health NHS Trust will receive £1.4million from the Department for Health and Social Care. This money will go towards much needed redevelopment of our helipad base, which is kindly provided to us…

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CAS offers help to EU Settlement applicants

Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the news that 50,000 people in Scotland have applied to the EU Settlement scheme, seeking leave to remain in Scotland after Brexit. CAS Chief Executive Derek Mitchell said, “We are pleased that so many people are applying to the scheme. We have helped many of these people through the process, but we think there may be many more who would like to apply but don’t know how to go about it. “The Scottish CAB network runs a special service offering free assistance to any…

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RSPB Scotland calls for immediate halt to mountain hare culls on back of shocking new report

New data published by the EU revealing the condition of Scottish protected species and habitats has revealed the country’s mountain hare populations have experienced a major decline. As a result the status of the mountain hare has been downgraded to unfavourable, meaning that special conservation action needs to be undertaken to arrest further declines and aid their recovery. The main cause of this reclassification has been identified as hunting and game management. Lesser pressures include the impacts of agriculture and habitat loss. The Article 17 Report requires the Scottish Government…

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Football Legend John Elway Reveals He has Dupuytren’s Contracture and Wants Others to Get the “Facts on Hand”

Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway is teaming up with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. to raise awareness of a common yet little-known hand condition called Dupuytren’s contracture and available treatment options. John has Dupuytren’s contracture in both of his hands and he is now sharing his story as part of a national education campaign called Facts on Hand. The campaign aims to educate Americans and to support the Dupuytren’s contracture community by helping them become more informed about the condition and feel empowered to talk with a hand specialist about all…

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