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Is retrofitting the way to go when it comes to helping stop climate change?

With the climate crisis still ongoing, many people and businesses are thinking about ways they can help to reverse it. Global Footsteps is an ‘educational charity which links grassroots communities around the world ‘. Based in Cheltenham, the group has played its part and had retrofitting carried out. Global Footsteps trustee, Alison Crane, discussed the […]

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Coronavirus: Plymouth primary school testing and call for vaccine priority

A Devon headteacher has called for school staff to be prioritised in the race to get the country vaccinated next. Training for the Lateral Flow tests started this week for primary school staff, turning results around in less than an hour. The Government expect staff members to do two tests per week, although optional. The […]


Meghan Markle’s miscarriage story inspires women to speak up

Two women who have experienced recurring miscarriages have come forward to share their experiences following the announcement of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy loss. The Duchess of Sussex, who wrote a feature for the New York Times, has encouraged some women who’ve gone through miscarriages before and during lockdown to speak up about their similar losses. Sophie […]


As lockdown comes to an end, loneliness levels are at a record high

It was 31st October. Strolling through Cheltenham at 10pm, crowds of drunken ghosts and devils gathered around street corners, enjoying one of their last few nights of drinking in pubs on Halloween before the second lockdown. This time, the lockdown had been announced to last only a month. The reality was, with darker evenings and […]