PUBLISHED: 06:19 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 06:19 03 May 2019 North Norfolk Liberal Democrat group leader Sarah Butikofer said she was bowled over by the results of the North Norfolk District Council 2019 election. Picture: STUART ANDERSON Archant The Liberal Democrats have delivered a drubbing to the Conservatives in the North Norfolk District Council election. John Lee, Conservative group leader, said he was 'shocked' by the results at the North Norfolk District Council 2019 election count at the North Walsham High School sports centre. Picture: STUART ANDERSONThe Lib Dems won 30 seats on the council, with the Tories taking just six and independents claiming four. The results are in stark contrast to the 2015 election outcome, when the Conservatives won 33 out of what then a 48-seat council. But a series of defections eroded the Tories' majority, until the Lib Dems were able to take control in November.Sarah Butikofer, Lib Dem group leader, described the election result as … [Read more...] about ‘Our wildest dreams’
Female ruby-throated hummingbird showing patience at a feeder.(Getty Images) Fire retardant dropped by air tankers covers a hummingbird feeder at the home of Stephen and Jenesa McDonald on Gateway Drive in Lake Elsinore on Saturday morning, August 11, 2018, after the Holy fire burned through the area forcing thousands in neighborhood to be evacuated. No homes were lost in the neighborhood. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) Hummingbirds feed on grevillea flowers in the Center Circle garden at Descanso Garden in La Ca–ada Flintridge on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rachel Young, director of horticulture and operations at Descanso Gardens, says the grevillea has been blooming nonstop. The Center Circle currently has plants from Australia and South Africa that tolerate heat and drought. (Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG) Close up of a hummingbird coming into the feeder (Getty Images) A hummingbird feeds a hungry offspring. (Courtesy of … [Read more...] about Is something causing the hummingbirds and bees to disappear?
In 2008, when Sarah Palin entered the stage to debate her fellow vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden, she asked him first thing: "Hey, can I call you Joe?" It was a charming moment. In Palin's aw-shucks manner, she not only neutralized Biden as a formidable foe but reminded folks watching at home that she was just a gal from Wasilla, Alaska, who liked to keep things simple and personal. It may have been the only brilliant line to come from the then-governor of Alaska that night. In reality, the reason she asked to call him Joe was because during debate preparations, according to her memoirs, she had called him "O'Biden." Obama, O'Biden, get it? Finally, her team advised her to just-call-him-Joe.A couple of years later, I asked Biden how much he had held back during the debate, figuring he had been instructed to treat her gingerly, to avoid appearing the bully or a show off.He laughed and said, "A lot!"But the truth is, Biden wouldn't have had to try very hard to be generous with … [Read more...] about The empathy factor in 2020
Simon Witts, ASP founder and chief executive, at the International Aviation Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Mustard, manufacturing, shoes, literature - Alan Partridge, perhaps. Degree students Aysha Zubair and Musse Muse at the International Aviation Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich is known for plenty, not least its historic city centre and thriving food scene. But with Colman’s mustard relocating and the city’s manufacturing trade having taken a hit in the last few years, the list is evolving.In some areas, the future is as bright as the past is memorable - in 2012 Norwich became the first UNESCO City of Literature in England, and as of 2017 we became home to a National Centre of Writing, in the medieval Dragon Hall.And, elsewhere, the world’s developing industries are growing from Norwich. Through the Norwich University of Arts (NUA), the city has long been at the forefront of the creative industries. With their value expected to grow from … [Read more...] about No Colman’s
Getty Images Female ruby-throated hummingbird showing patience at a feeder.(Getty Images) Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG Hummingbirds feed on grevillea flowers in the Center Circle garden at Descanso Garden in La Ca–ada Flintridge on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Rachel Young, director of horticulture and operations at Descanso Gardens, says the grevillea has been blooming nonstop. The Center Circle currently has plants from Australia and South Africa that tolerate heat and drought. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Getty Images Close up of a hummingbird coming into the feeder (Getty Images) Courtesy of Robert Feigelson A hummingbird feeds a hungry offspring. (Courtesy of Robert Feigelson) Getty Images Hummingbird feeders attract more than hummingbirds. Ants can find the sweet nectar irresistible. Courtesy of Patti Crotti A hummingbird chose an interesting spot -- a top a blue bird mobile -- to build her nest. (Courtesy of Patti Crotti) … [Read more...] about How to keep ants off the hummingbird feeder