When was the last time you saw a bumblebee? For me it was last Wednesday but the expected answer would surely be 'late summer last year'. I wonder... have you too noticed some unseasonal events occurring in this particularly mild winter? In the same week, a swallow was photographed in Essex and no less than five species of butterfly were recorded in Hertfordshire!
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of St Albans city centre is a lovely café I'd like to tell you about. The Cross Street Centre is a light, spacious venue that is an absolute bargain and who doesn't appreciate that in January?
Charity Sustainable St Albans, which works locally to raise awareness and address the challenges of climate change, has won the inaugural 2019 Sustainability Award from Hertfordshire Sustainability Forum.
Stewart Marks, chief executive at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, is sending a special New Year message to the charity's supporters and volunteers to thank every one of them for helping the charity throughout 2019.