Rewilding in Cornwall could help Council hit climate targets

The Packet’s Ryan Morwood looks at the evidence on the effectiveness of rewilding projects. Click here to read the full story.

Oldham women’s groups call for ‘overhaul’ of system to end femicides

Women’s organisations in Oldham are calling for a complete “system overhaul” in the face of growing violence against women and girls, writes Imogen Clyde-smith for the Oldham Times. The piece looks various responses tackling domestic violence. Click here to read the full story.

Smile again…. York Panto Dame Berwick Kaler is back!

In this light-hearted piece, The York Press reporter Mike Laycock interviews Britain’s longest serving panto dame who hopes to bring joy to families after 21 months of lockdowns and loneliness. Click here to read the full story.

Campaigner finally issued grave deeds at Woodcock Hill Cemetery

Watford Observer’s Joseph Reaidi follows up his earlier report on a community campaign on grave deeds.  The campaigners believe around 50 people have now been issued Exclusive Rights of Burial thanks to the campaign bringing awareness to the issue. Click here to read the full story.

Empty lecture halls and packed nightclubs – the university experience for the class of 2021

New students have to navigate a range of covid-related restrictions established by their universities and the government. The Chiswick Calendar’s Bridget Osborne interviews students about their experience. Click here to read the full story.

Click here to read on the students’ demand for better support in dealing with academic misconduct in the changed learning environment during the pandemic.

The stunning transformation of Bradford’s old Walkabout building into new Fountains Church

A former run-down nightclub has been transformed into church, writes Felicity Macnamara for the Telegraph & Argus. Click here to read the full story.

Humble geraniums helped Isle of Wight through Covid pandemic

NHS worked and community volunteer’s flower delivery idea has brought joy to hundreds during the pandemic, writes Lori Little for the Isle of Wight County Press. Click here to read the full story.

New Oldham restaurant hosts exclusive dinner for NHS staff

A new restaurant opened its doors to 80 NHS staff members for a special evening, writes Imogen Clyde-Smith for the Oldham Times. Click here to read the full story.

Artwork installed on the wall of Chiswick Police Station

Street art is sprouting in London, reports Bridget Osborne of the Chiswick Calendar. Click here to read the full story.

Veterans gather in Tonbridge for drive-in summer concert as charities aim to combat lockdown loneliness

Charities throw together an outdoors concert for veterans in Tonbridge, Laoise Gallagher reports for Kent Online. Click here to read the full story.

Oldham families take part in cooking masterclass by pro chef

Professional chef delivered a virtual cooking class to Oldham families as part of the United Against Racism programme, writes the Oldham Times Reporter Imogen Clyde-Smith. Click here to read the full story.

Riverside House project transforms forgotten site amid Covid

A Stourbridge community project that aims to breathe new life into a forgotten former industrial site by the river and town’s canal has been helping to lift spirits, transform the area and equip people in need with new skills, reports Bev holder for the Stourbridge News. Click here to read the full story.

Mental health walks bring Oldham community together

A local walking group brings residents together to boost their mental health and embrace nature, reports Imogen Clyde-Smith for the Oldham Times. Click here to read the full story.

New Kinver community café opens as part of Covid-19 recovery

A new community cafe aims to provide a safe space for socialising and tackle isolation after the pandemic, reports Bev holder for the Stourbridge News. Click here to read the full story.

Tinig UK’s first anniversary: Creating an impact and moving forward

Community website for UK-based Filipinos reflects on the pandemic’s impact on the community and takes a look back at the impact the website has had so far. Click here to read the full story.

West London Queer Project: ‘Myra Dubois’ coming to Chiswick

Chiswick Calendar’s Matt Smith reports on the strain the pandemic has put on the mental healths of people belonging to the LGBT+ community, and looks at the efforts to revive London’s queer spaces. Click here to read the full story.

Crosskeys residents fed up with antisocial behaviour

Village residents have seen an increase in antisocial behaviour during the pandemic, Elizabeth Birth looks at ways to address the problem. Click here to read the full story.

Mum steps up to offer free packages to those with mental health issues

Swindon Advertiser journalist Hedi Mehrez speaks with a woman who launched her own small community initiative to cheer people up with free care packages after struggling with her own mental health during the pandemic. The initative aims to make self-care packages accessible to more people. Click here to read the full story.

Young in Covid: Hard-hitting Bradford film looks at the ‘silent pandemic’

A hard-hitting Bradford film looks at young people’s experiences during the pandemic, writes Felicity Macnamara for Telegraph and Argus. Click here to read the full story.

Dudley’s bereavement team went above and beyond as Covid hit

Stourbridge News features a local bereavement team who has been praised for their efforts during the pandemic. Bev Holder reports. Click here to read the full story.

Learning transformed for pupils with use of outdoors at Pembrokeshire School

Pupils at Johnston Community Primary have benefitted from outdoor learning, writes Harry Jamshidian for the Western Telegraph. Click here to read the full story.

Drawers outside Highfield Hall care home to help tackle loneliness and isolation

School children and members of the public are leaving messages and small keepsakes to residents of a local care home in a chest of drawers. Abigail Beaney reports on this community initiative for the Lancashire Telegraph. Click here to read the full story.

Cornwall kids turn to activism to deal with eco-anxiety

Ryan Morwood reports on how young people in Cornwall are turning to activism to address climate change. Click here to read the full story.

Lost dogs reunited with owners thanks to social media

The pandemic led to increase in demand for pets, followed by a rise in pet thefts. Laura Nolan reports for the Northern Echo on a community efforts to help people find their lost pets. Click here to read the full story.

Click here to read about petition calling for tougher sentences for dog thefts.

How laughter yoga kept people smiling through the pandemic

A local laughter yoga instructor has kept people smiling throughout the pandemic by taking her sessions online, Bev Holder reports for Stourbridge News. Click here to read the full story.

Nanny Biscuit: Community fights back against the mental health crisis – and urges people to open up

Aaliyah Rugg reports on a local community initiative that aims to tackle isolation caused by the pandemic with a buddy call system. Click here to read the full story.

Self-defence classes for women and LGBTQ people who feel unsafe in Oxford

A Gym in Oxford launched plans for self-defence courses for those identifying as women and LGBTQ people to help them navigate a city they feel ‘unsafe’ in, reports Gergana Krasteva for the Oxford Mail. Click here to read the full story.

Row over specialist education provision as appeals figures are revealed

News & Star reporter Gareth Cavanagh looks at the lack of specialist education provision. Click here to read the full story

How the Kendal community came together to help the most vulnerable

Joe Fletcher looks at the impact a local emergency planning group had during the peak of the pandemic. The group, formed in 2017 to respond to flooding emergencies, adapted to help out the most vulnerable members of the community. Click here to read the full story.

Concerns over gambling and gaming habits of Isle of Wight youth

Youth workers and teachers are being shown how to help young people who have become drawn in to harmful gambling habits or who are gaming too much, reports Lori Little of Isle of Wight County Press. Click here to read the full story

Jeremy Vine unveils new piece of community artwork for Chiswick

Broadcaster and resident Jeremy Vine unveiled a community artwork symbolising the community of Chiswick coming out of lockdown. Click here to read the full story.

Bradford’s Speak In Club puts the spotlight on mental health – and urges people to open up

Felicity Macnamara writes for Telegraph & Argus about a local organisation trying to encourage people to be more transparent about their mental health. The group offers a form of peer support and a friendly environment. Click here to read the full story.

Muslim families campaign for grave deeds at Woodcock Hill Cemetery

When two Muslim families discovered their dead relatives had had strangers buried on top of them during the first lockdown, a campaign started to resolve a longstanding “oversight” about the deeds of graves, writes Joseph Reaidi for the Watford Observer. Click here to read the full story.

UK Government urged to tackle food poverty crisis

News & Star reporter Gareth Cavanagh writes about the calls to tackle child food poverty and food insecurity. The piece looks at local data on child poverty, and local initiatives addressing the problem. Click here to read the full story.

Social media sleuths take on mystery over Covid vaccine letters

Kirsteen Paterson of The National reports how people turned to social media to find the right owners of NHS letters inviting people for their vaccinations. Click here to read the full story.