From Becky Simmonds at Breed Advisor - As pet owners and animal lovers, it’s unimaginable that anyone would want to hurt these sweet, furry creatures. Sadly, animal cruelty is incredibly common, and it happens everywhere—from urban areas to the most remote locations. Our nation is no exception. While it’s virtually impossible to calculate the number of animals who are neglected and abused
Positive.News - The four-day working week is poised to become a reality for employees at some firms in Spain, after the government there agreed to launch a pilot project for companies that are interested in experimenting with the idea. Details of the trial are still being fleshed out, including how many firms will be involved and how long the trial will
Positive.News - Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, not just to loved ones but to those less fortunate, with many people choosing to donate to charity or volunteer during the festive season. This year? Demand for support from charities is higher than ever. Almost 700,000 people in the UK have been plunged into poverty as a result of the Covid-fueled
Positive.News - Black Friday is now the busiest shopping day of the year with an environmental impact to match. But as movements like Make Friday Green Again take root – asking brands to opt out and consumers to buy thoughtfully – we’ve chosen a selection of gifts that inspire and enrich but don’t cost the Earth. Jollie’s socks Bam sells pants
Positive.News - With autumn drawing in and many parts of the UK in another lockdown, these insightful podcasts, reading initiatives and livestreams could bring some cheer in the months ahead. A history podcast, for people who don’t like history Escape the present by taking a step back in time. The BBC’s You’re Dead To Me, a “history podcast for people who
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered theaters across the nation, but there's a silver lining for movie fans. Films with abruptly shortened theatrical runs are being rushed to streaming, providing new viewing options in this time of crisis and extended living-room sitting. (Many movies not yet released will also hit streaming early.) From Pixar's "Onward" to "Sonic the Hedgehog," here's a list of movies prematurely
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach is offering adoption specials for pets who need a fur-ever home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Virginia Beach Animal Care Adoption Center is remaining open through the coronavirus pandemic, but is running specials to encourage pet adoption through March 31. These specials include: Waived sterilization fees for dogs 1/2 cat adoptions All fees waived for pets 7 years
NORFOLK, Va. – Just in time for spring, Virginia’s largest botanical garden announced Thursday that the outdoor spaces will remain open with a few adjustments to accommodate coronavirus related social distancing. The Norfolk Botanical Garden will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the WOW Children’s Garden is open on modified hours from 9:30 a.m.