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27 February, 2016

HART Wildlife Update

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The variety of wildlife seen at the hospital is very dependent on the weather and time of year. Traditionally, March is the month when hedgehogs start to come out of hibernation; often large male hedgehogs are the first to emerge. If you think you have hedgehogs hibernating in your garden and want to know when they wake up you can place a stick or piece of rolled-up paper in front of the nest to see if it is disturbed – if it is moved the chances are the hedgehog has been up and about. Hibernation can take its toll, leaving emerging animals dehydrated and hungry after their period of sleep. Signs that a hedgehog is in trouble include being seen out during the day and having an unsteady, wobbly walk. If you come across one you are worried about please provide a bowl of water and some food; meaty wet cat or dog food, mealworms, peanuts etc can be a life saver and ring HART for advice. Always avoid putting down bread and milk, as although they will eat it, it can cause diarrhoea and add to their dehydration problem; hedgehog are lactose intolerant (the sugar found in milk), as are many mammals including some people. ...

27 January, 2016

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

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We are enjoying really good winter talks season with something organised every Saturday from the bonfire night party through to Easter. Non-members and members of other clubs are welcome to attend. Some dates and talks might change but listed below is the current situation. Hopefully there will be something that interests everybody.Saturday talks will normally commence at 6pm and will be held in the Brown Elephant briefing room if it is available. The talks are free of charge but as is customary, a silver collection will be made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause. As ever, dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking will not be necessary. The bar is also available to members and visitors. ...

27 January, 2016

Crimestoppers

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Christmas and New Year have now long gone, but sadly not everyone experienced peace and goodwill to all men, or women. Domestic incidents are the only identified incident type that each year shows a significantly higher level of reporting in the run-up to Christmas and New Year. On average over the past ten years, 20 per cent more domestic incidents have been reported in December than in a similar period earlier in the year. The financial pressures of Christmas, spending time with distant relatives – or even close relatives that are usually at work/school/college – or simply the desire to give your family the best Christmas ever, can all add to the tension at home. ...

27 January, 2016

Thank You Dom

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Once again in Bentworth, we have have enjoyed the fun and humour of Dom Brooking’s skill. No one driving through the village can have failed to smile at the reindeer enjoying winter in Hampshire. A big thank you for sharing this with us all! ...

27 January, 2016

Bentworth Litter Pick

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I would like to say a big thank you to the 16 people (a great turn out) who turned up to help on the day, and a further 3 people who helped by doing a stretch near their house or while walking the dog beforehand. Many hands make for much lighter work!! ...

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