Top Tories may change – but the ideas stay the same Letters

You argue that it would be churlish not to credit advances in diverse representation in the Tory cabinet (Editorial, September 7). But is there any real advance if the views being espoused by its new members are still remarkably similar to the white men they have replaced, and in some cases actually denying the experience … Read more

Keeping the team together – how to retain top talent

You don’t need me to tell you about staff retention issues in the veterinary sector. The facts speak for themselves: 65% of veterinary surgeons experience conflict between their well-being and their professional role (RCVS survey, 2021). A third (33%) of female veterinarians work part-time, with an increasing proportion of male vets (17%) also taking this … Read more

Room at the top: woman races to help swifts blocked from Sheffield roofs | Birds

When Chet Cunago heard that scaffolding was blocking swifts from entering their ancestral nests in the eaves of homes in Sheffield, she raced into action. After frantic calls to the council, charities and fellow nature lovers, she got the scaffold boards removed and assembled a volunteer group to search for overlooked swift nests in all … Read more

Wear’s ‘Green beans’ jumping for joy after winning top environmental award

Wear Referrals in County Durham has achieved a green award from Investors in the Environment (iiE). The award is the highest accolade given by the national accreditation scheme for businesses working to reduce their carbon footprint and means the hospital has bypassed the silver level having gained bronze iiE certification last year. ‘Massive leap’ Sustainability … Read more

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Australian Cattle Dogs (2022)

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Whether you know them as Australian Cattle Dogs or Blue Heelers, these intelligent dogs are an impressive breed. Not only bright, but Heelers are also loyal and loving dogs that will help … Read more

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (2022)

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. The “American-made” Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a rough and tough pup, bred to hunt all day in the Eastern seaboard chill. These hunting dogs like to run and chase and particularly enjoy … Read more