News - August 2022

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Suffragette relation, children's author and mum backs Organic September petition to save nature

16th August 2022

Renowned children's author and illustrator and mum of two, Kate Pankhurst, who is also a relation of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, has become the first person to sign a new Change.org petition launched ahead of Organic September. The petition calls on the new Prime Minister to take action to...

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Woodland Trust reveals nominations for UK's Tree of The Year 2022

15th August 2022

Five gargantuan oaks, one of which is said to have provided the inspiration for the fantasy land of Narnia, and a spectacular "portal rowan" are among the unique specimens in the running to be crowned the prestigious winner of the Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year for 2022. Tree experts...

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The power of imagination

9th August 2022

IMAGINATION IS LIKE A MUSCLE…and like any muscle it needs exercise. Just as our limbs weaken when we don’t use them so it is with our imagination. In the 25 years that I’ve been teaching storytelling and sharing stories I’ve witnessed a significant drop in children’s...

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Q and A with Tim Peake on his new book Swarm Enemy

8th August 2022

Swarm Enemy by Tim Peake and Steve Cole is out now and is available at all major bookshops What do you think makes a great children’s book? For me, children’s books are all about escapism and somewhere people can imagine and can be thought-provoking and enjoyable. Certainly within children’s...

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Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2023

4th August 2022

Riso Gallo's UK & Ireland Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2023 has officially opened for entries. It is the sixth year of the competition, aimed at young chefs aged 17-23 years, who are either in education or starting out in their professional careers. Entries are open until 1st December 2022. Entrants...

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Why Egypt should be on your family holiday radar

2nd August 2022

Egypt is known for its luxury resorts, but the country is also a great destination for family holidays. Keep in mind that children also need a visa. Most people know Egypt as a country of luxury resorts and sunny beaches along the Red Sea. But the country has surprisingly much to offer to families...

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