The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds NI (RSPB) has asked people to help their garden birds during the exceptionally cold temperatures by topping up feeders, putting out fresh water and providing shelter.
RECENTLY, just as light was breaking through with snow falling on the local brae, two blue-tits defied each other, and winter’s stubbornness, with vigorous territorial song, a war of spring words, each declaring this was their patch.
DO YOU love trees and the outdoors? Do you want to make your mark to help local wildlife? If so, then the Belfast Hills Partnership (BHP) need your help to plant 6,500 trees and hedging plants before the end of March.
The Pope has travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold resources and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home".