One woman’s life transformed by London homelessness charity

By Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House Caritas Anchor House is a residential and life-skills centre for single homeless adults, based in the London Borough of Newham. They act as a beacon of hope to those who need it most in their community, and offer a home and support to up to 250 homeless people every year. By providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation, they support their residents to grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling...

WATCH – Over 10,000 murmurating starlings filling the sky!

This totally mesmerising footage shows the moment more than 10,000 starlings filled the sky in front of a handful of stunned onlookers. The huge flock of birds - known as a murmuration - were captured on film by photographer Neil Pledger at dusk last Saturday (18/2). The 48-year-old, who lives in Mansfield, Notts., witnessed the spectacular acrobatic display in Staveley, Derbys. The two minute clip shows the birds making a range of mesmerising shapes on the grey sky. Experts remain...

Incredible pictures of horse trainer and her ponies on wild Scottish adventure

This is the moment one of Britain's leading horse trainers took her ponies to meet their relatives on the Shetland Islands - on a tiny boat. Emma Massingale, 34, accompanied Albert and Ernie back to their native roots as part of her latest equestrian challenge. During the month-long adventure the ponies travelled around the rugged islands with Emma, running free with local herds. And they also took a trip out on the water to mirror the historic way Shetlands were...

In pictures: Britain stands in unity with its migrants

In a year when strikes look likely to become increasingly prominent, here's one that would near cripple the economy. If all migrant workers downed tools for a day Britain's economy would take a £328 million hit, the nation's GDP would fall four per cent and institutions such as the NHS "would be unable to function", according to a report by the New Economics Foundation. The report has been published to coincide with the "1 Day Without Us" campaign which has...

Property tycoon donates £200m to community groups

A housebuilding tycoon has donated more than £200 MILLION to charity in what is thought to be one of the largest public donations made in the UK. Steve Morgan set up The Morgan Foundation in 2001 to help community groups, in particular those which help children and families in desperate need. He made the donation in the form of 42 million shares from his company, Redrow PLC, representing more than 11 per cent of the shareholding. Shares in the company...

Lovely! Penguins pop Into OAPs Care Home

Elderly residents at a care home were pppperked up – with a visit from PENGUINS. Humboldt penguins Pringle and Charlie met OAPs at Trevone House in Gloucester. Activities Co-ordinator Rebecca Allott, 22, who wanted to do something different for the residents, said: “‘We are resident led in what we do here and they said that this is something they would like to do and see. ”So we approached the Amazing Animals Company and they gave us a great deal. “We...

Watch – Autistic boy sings for first time having never spoken before

This is the remarkable moment a nine-year-old boy who had never spoken before sang for the first time during a school play was caught in an emotional video, which will bring joy your heart and will leave you feeling warm inside. Musab Mohamoud was classed as non-verbal  and had to rely on the sign language Makaton to communicate with others. This was a major breakthrough for the young lad. Wonderfully, the youngster managed to form the words of a song to...

Cat who moved into Wilko store now has Facebook page due to popularity

A cat that has taken up residence in a Wilkos store has become so popular it now has its own Facebook page. George the tabby cat is living in the Wilko store in the Kings Chase Shopping Store in Kingswood, Brsitol. And the cat, who visits the store every day, has become so popular with the customers he has now has a following on social media. Customers have been sharing pictures of George hidden around the store on a new...

Daily Mail branded “fake news” by Wikipedia

The Daily Mail has been tarred with the same brush used to purge fake news sites from online dictionary Wikipedia. Editors voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”. The move is thought to break new ground for the encyclopedia which rarely puts a blanket ban on publications beside those peddling untruths or provocative material. According to the Guardian the editors described the arguments for a ban as “centred on the Daily Mail’s reputation for...

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