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NEWSIN BRIEF
A CALL FOR AN END TO ‘ANONYMOUS FOOD’
acrossWalesandtheBordershasbeenmadeina FOODAWARDS
reportpublishedbytheNationalTrust.The Two local foodbusinesses areamongeight
report,AppetiteForChange/AwchamNewid, winners oftheEnjoy EnglandTasteAwards
arguesthecurrentrevivaloflocalfoodis 2009.TheLudlow FoodCentreinShropshire
centraltothefuturehealthofourenvironment, andRosesTea Rooms inHeswall,Cheshire
cultureandcommunities. wereboth namedregionalwinners ofthe
Itsharestheprogressmadebythecharityin competition,which is backed byVisitBritain.
supportingfarmtenantsandseafishingby TheLudlow FoodCentrewas praisedfor its
sourcingsustainablyproduced,localandseasonal “unswerving passionandcommitmentto
foodforitsrestaurantsandcafesintheregion. promotinglocally producedfoodanddrink”,
Italsolooksaheadtothechallengesofclimate andRoses was recognisedfor its
changeandthedepletionofnaturalresourcesand accreditation intotheUKTea Council’sTea
waysofweaningourfoodsystemoffa Guild andmany other awards.
dependencyoncheapoilandplentifulwater •LudlowFoodCentre.Tel:01584856000.
throughsustainabledietsandlowerresourceuse. •RosesTeaRooms.Tel:01513429912.
IwanHuws,directorfortheNationalTrustin
Wales,saysfoodismuchmorethanwhatweeat. SAFERTRAVEL
“Itshapesourlives–ourhealthandwell-being, Ramblers andcyclists alikearerejoicingafter
ourculture,ournaturalenvironment,oursecurity theconstruction ofa new traffic-free path
andprosperity,”hesays.“Foodhasbecomean between Newtown,Llanllwchaiarnand
anonymouscommodityandwenowneedto AberbechaninPowys.
connectpeoplebetterwithwhereandhowtheir Powys County Council andsustainable
foodisproduced.” transport charity Sustrans builtthe1.5km
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/food stretch ofpath as partoftheMontgomery
CanalWalking andCyclingProject.There are
plans tolinkAbermulelater this year.
Feathered friends
•www.sustrans.org.uk
Two very special guests havedroppedinto the BLOOMING MARVELLOUS
Cors Dyfi wildlifereservenear Derwenlas, Popular attraction Glansevern Hall Gardens
Machynlleth,andareproving very popular with in Berriew nearWelshpool,Powys,has been
visitors.More than1,000 people have already undergoing somedevelopment ready for the
flockedtoseethepair ofospreys from a new summer season.Thetearooms have been
hideconstructedaspart ofMontgomeryshire extendedanda mezzanineaddedintothegift
WildlifeTrust's osprey project. shopandentrancearea.
Now hopes arehigh thatthefemalewill lay Outsidethereis a recently constructed
eggs ina nesthigh onanartificial platform built birdhideinthenew wildflower water
Horsearound
especially toattractthem.Amicrophoneandtwo meadow onthebanks oftherivers Rhiew
high-definition camerashavebeenplacedaround andSevern.All thework hasbeencompleted
thenestgiving visitors remarkable viewsof in plenty oftimefor theNationalGarden
osprey life. SchemePlantFair which takes placeon
PIGS MIGHT FLY,buthorsesdefinitelydidfor Thehidewill remain openthroughoutthe Sunday 7th JuneandtheWelsh FoodFestival
staffoftheBluePlanetAquariumnearChester summeranda new visitor centrewill house onthe5th and6th September.
whentheycollectedaquartetofrareAustralian two largeplasma screens toshowliveimages •Formoredetails,tel:01686640644orvisit
‘bigbelly’seahorsesfromManchesterAirport. oftheospreys. www.glansevern.co.uk
Believedtobeamongtheworld’slargest •Formoreinformation,tel:01938555654
seahorsespeciesintheworld,theycanreach orvisitwww.montwt.co.uk HAIRTODAY
lengthsofupto30cmsandarealsoknownasthe Well-knownhairdresserAndrew Collinge,
potbelliedseahorse.Thequartetwereflownin knownfor his appearances onTV andhis own
fromSouthamptonandwillformanewcaptive rangeofhair careproducts,is tobe guest
breedingprogrammeattheaquarium. speaker ata Ladies Luncheon beingheld at
BluePlanetAquariumexhibitsmanagerAndrea EllesmereCollege,Shropshire,startingat
Redfernsays:“They'reallinexcellentcondition midday onThursday 25th June.
andsettlinginwell.Thelong-termplanisforthem Aformer pupil oftheschool,Andrew will be
tostartbreedingand,hopefullyinthecoming talkingabouthis lifeandhis charity work.
months,wecanlookforwardtothearrivaloflots •Forfurtherdetails,contactCaroleMain.
oflittlebabyseahorses.” Tel:01691624392.
• For details visit www.blueplanetaquarium.com
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