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RSPB Founder Statue Campaign sets off on national tour

Four competing bronze statuettes of RSPB founder Emily Williamson (1855-1936) are to tour the British Isles in a bid to raise public awareness of an unsung conservation heroine.

The Emily Williamson ‘maquettes’ will be making stops at eight iconic birdwatching reserves the length and breadth of the country. Where they will gather public votes and share her inspirational story.

The winning design will be turned into a life size bronze statue to commemorate this forgotten eco pioneer.

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Police commissioner’s office defends “woke” plan as committee complains it’s being “rushed” to give opinions

Bedfordshire’s new police and crime commissioner is in a hurry to publish his plan for the next three years and it is putting strain on a watchdog committee to respond in time.

Festus Akinbusoye made a promise during his successful election campaign in May that his police and crime plan would be up and running in 100 days, prompting members to complain that they are being rushed.

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New strategy involving peer pressure and social media to encourage young people in Bedfordshire to have Covid jab

A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a meeting heard.
Currently only one in three in the 18- to 29-year-old age group is having the jab, BLMK Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body was told.

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