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Lilac crocuses in grass with trees behind

‘Snowdrops and Daffodils’: spring blooms and transformation.

You’ve probably noticed that blossom is starting to make an appearance on the trees. Perhaps you have crocuses, snowdrops or daffodils emerging in your garden: signs that – after a long, cold, wet and windy winter, spring is ready to make its comeback. It’s staying lighter that bit later on an evening, and once we

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Winter weather and homelessness in York.

What’s your go-to idiom for cold weather? Are you a master of the British understatement with “it’s a bit nippy?” Perhaps you’re a fan of hyperbole, leaning more towards “it’s like the Arctic out there!” Or, maybe you are a comedian and your go-to phrase is something along the lines of “it’s colder than a

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‘Goodness, Gracious’: Report on the Green Pastures annual conference

When I was asked to be part of the team representing Restore at this year’s Green Pastures annual conference, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve attended Christian conferences before, but never in a professional capacity; my professional conference attendances have been at academic gatherings. The experiences in that arena have been varied, to

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Pruning and flourishing: gardening and the work of Restore

Are you green-fingered? According to the Royal Horticultural Society[1], May is a time for sowing bedding plants, earthing up potatoes, mowing the lawn and (of course) weeding. As the weather turns milder and the days grow longer, the keen gardener relishes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible out-of-doors. The RHS Chelsea flower

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