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New awards to recognise help given to grandparent carers

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Yours Editorial, 23 April 2013 15:44

As a result of the work that Yours Magazine does to highlight the contribution grandparents make to caring for children, we are pleased to announce that we are the Media Partner for the inaugural Kinship Care Awards, delivered in partnership with leading family charity Grandparents Plus and conference organisers Neil Stewart Associates.  Yours readers will remember the amazing story of ...

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Recycle your pet food cans

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Yours Editorial, 14 September 2012 11:19

We all love our pets - and they love eating! But are we doing enough to make sure our habits don't have a negative effect on the environment? New research suggests not, with the recycling of pet food cans lagging behind other household waste. 95% of people who took part in PURINA's poll say they recycle paper and card,and 89% ...

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Guilt-free coffee and cake at M&S

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Yours Editorial, 14 September 2012 11:06

Fancy a tasty treat? Well, if you pop into an M&S cafe over the next few weeks to indulge, you might be able to do your bit for charity too. Marks and Spencer are teaming up with Macmillan Cancer Support to offer a new selection of cakes and snacks - and a donation of 10p will be donated towards Macmillan for each one sold. The treats include a ...

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Mayo makeover hopes to boost Cancer Care funds

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Yours Editorial, 26 June 2012 10:30

Suffolk based condiments producer Stokes Sauces has joined forces with national charity Breast Cancer Care to raise funds to support people diagnosed with breast cancer. Stokes award winning Real Mayonnaise has gone through a makeover and now sports a bright pink label and lid, in keeping with the Breast Cancer Care official colours. For every 345g jar of mayonnaise purchased around ...

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BBC One announces new Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer for 2012

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Yours Editorial, 26 June 2012 10:17

BBC One has announced Karen Hauer, 30, as a brand new professional dancer for Strictly Come Dancing 2012 when it returns later this year. Most recently Karen starred as a principle dancer in ‘Burn The Floor’, dance extravaganza touring the world with the show. She is a ballroom dancer from Valencia, Venezuela who moved to New York when she was eight years ...

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Maureen Lipman Supports a Good Call for People with Parkinson’s

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Yours Editorial, 21 June 2012 09:52

Maureen Lipman has expressed her support for Parkinson’s UK as it launches first pay-monthly mobile phones that donate to charity Parkinson’s UK and actress Maureen Lipman are encouraging people to help them hang up on the condition through a new initiative being launched today. Phones for Parkinson’s is an innovative new scheme that allows people to raise vital funds for ...

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Older people least likely to be learning

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Yours Editorial, 15 May 2012 15:52

Participation in learning continues to decline with age, according to the latest survey from the adult learners’ organisation NIACE. The study, released  to coincide with Adult Learners Week this week, shows that 74% of those aged 18-24 have participated in learning in the last three years, and so have 40% of those aged 25-49.  But only 26% of those aged 50-74 have done so, ...

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Make your mark on history

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Yours Editorial, 14 May 2012 16:48

What were you doing on Saturday 12th May 2012? Eating out with friends? Looking after the grandchildren? Or were you one of the unlucky ones who had to go to work? However you spent your day, it could go down in history. The Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex is inviting people to email them a diary of ...

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Rags to riches for Hollywood pooch Uggie

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Yours Editorial, 14 May 2012 16:32

Gorgeous Jack Russell Uggie wowed audiences and critics alike starring in the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" earlier this year. But the story could have been so different if he hadn't been adopted from a rescue centre ten years ago. Uggie had been passed off by two different guardians who were unprepared for his boundless energy. But dog trainer Omar Von ...

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Tell the RSPB what's visiting your garden this summer

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Yours Editorial, 14 May 2012 16:07

The RSPB needs your help to save nature by joining in its summer wildlife survey, Make Your Nature Count. They want to know what slithers, tweets, forages and snuffles about in your garden or green space. Make Your Nature Count, running from 2-10 June 2012, asks people to count the wildlife in their garden or local park for one hour. ...

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