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Just a Chat - Episode 31: Ndukwe Onuoha
Creative Director, Oliver MEA - “Shut Up & Listen”

Ndukwe Onuoha In this episode, we sat down with Ndukwe Onuoha, an advertising copywriter, spoken word poet, and Creative Director at Oliver MEA which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Big Butterfly Count
Butterfly Conservation

butterfly conservation The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.

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2022 Fringe Nominations and Awards
Buxton Fringe Festival

buxton fringe At the end of each Fringe we recognise excellence at our prestigious Awards Ceremony. Our archive page shows winners from past years.

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BlackCreateConnect
Episode 4

ndukwe Alicia sits down with Ndukwe Onuoha, Award winning Creative and Film Director, Copywriter and Poet from Lagos, Nigeria. Ndukwe has two albums on different online music distribution platforms and performances within and outside Nigeria, his aim is to use the art form to draw attention to questions of identity and self.

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Donate to help Yemen: a large humanitarian crisis
British Red Cross

red cross Five years into the conflict and Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In the last year we’ve seen coronavirus emerge as a lethal threat to an incredibly vulnerable population. This is in addition to the stark reality you’ve probably heard about before:

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A new start after 60: ‘I took up hedgelaying at 65 and discovered a hidden connection with my father’
Guardian

guardian Last November, when David Booker picked up a billhook for the first time, it felt uncannily familiar. The tool, a sort of stubby sickle, fitted so comfortably in his hand that he thought his handling of it “was there in me, ready and waiting to come out”. Now the tool has helped him to find a new sort of living – and unearthed a hidden connection with his father.

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Why bike lanes don't make traffic worse
Guardian

guardian Cities in the UK and around the world are installing new bike lanes to help reduce emissions, but some claim they are making traffic worse. The argument goes that bike lanes means less space for cars and therefore more congestion. While this might sound plausible, it appears to hark back to outdated traffic management theory.

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Can we still protest?
Friends of the Earth

friends of the earth Despite strong opposition from across civil society, and weeks of back-and-forth in parliament, most of the government’s anti-protest measures have made it into the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act. Find out what this means for the future of protest.

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India heatwave
What’s it like being a builder in almost 50C?
BBC

bbc An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures reaching nearly 50C (120F).

Construction workers describe what it's like having to work in such extreme heat.

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Truce Offers Chance to Steer Yemen in ‘New Direction’, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Cautions Parties against Backslide into Conflict
United Nations

united nations Hailing the announcement of a two-month nationwide truce between the parties to conflict in Yemen, top United Nations officials emphasized the importance of continued efforts to bring about an end to the once seemingly intractable crisis that has gripped the country for seven years.

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Donate to protect children in Ukraine

unicef More than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children have now been forced to flee the ongoing violence. Homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families, and hundreds of thousands of people have been left without clean water, food or electricity. Explosives are a daily threat to children’s lives.

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Nottingham Ukrainian Cultural Centre

ukrainianculturecentre Welcome to the official page of the Ukrainian Culture Centre in Nottingham, which is run by the Nottingham branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB)

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Yemen Appeal
Donate to help Yemen: we need urgent support from everyone reading this, right now.

yemen appeal Since 2014, Yemen has been in the middle of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, battling a crippling civil war, famine and disease outbreaks. Millions of people are starving, and there is virtually no healthcare system.

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Anti-racism charter
National Education Union

National Education Union This framework has been designed to help you explore ideas around race equality and plan how to tackle racism with children, young people and staff.

It offers discussion starters in your workplace to help: Empower Black staff and pupils to explore and express what matters to them; Support young people’s right to speak out and engage as active citizens with the issues around racism that they care about; Challenge racial inequalities and oppressive racial norms and assumptions.

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Welcome to the Win + Welcome Weekly Lottery
International Rescue

international rescue Play IRC’s Win + Welcome Lottery for double the rewarding feeling! You’ll have the chance to win cash prizes of up to £500 every week. You’ll also support refugees to have a warm, safe welcome after they’ve fled conflict and disaster.

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Donate to help Yemen: a large humanitarian crisis
British Red Cross

red cross The situation is desperate. But we won’t give up on people in Yemen.

Five years into the conflict and Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In the last year we’ve seen coronavirus emerge as a lethal threat to an incredibly vulnerable population. This is in addition to the stark reality you’ve probably heard about before:

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DOUBLE YOUR DONATION
UNHCR

UNHCR We urgently need your help to provide lifesaving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

Right now, you have the opportunity to help twice as many displaced families — thanks to a group of generous donors, all donations are being DOUBLED until we reach £210,000.

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Support Yemen This Ramadan
The Greengate Trust

The Greengate Trust Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure, unfortunately.

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