Seabird food chains

Alderney has several amazing seabird colonies. The gannetries are so incredible that they have secured international recognition as being globally important. Alderney and its surrounding islets also support storm-petrels, shags, fulmars, gulls, razorbills, guillemots, and of course our beloved puffins. But why do all these birds come back year after year to raise their young? [...]

Garden habitats

Some of the most important habitats for wildlife are the ones closest to your home! Domestic gardens make up a huge 18% of urban land use so the things we plant and build there can really affect species numbers. Our top five tips for creating a beautiful wild garden habitat are: Put some water in! [...]

Traditions of Alderney

Being a small island we have quite a few unusual and funny traditions that I'd never heard of before I arrived! On New Year's Day our firemen get their hoses out and have a water fight and if you find yourself in the main square you'll be squirted with the hose. In the afternoon everyone [...]

JUNE 25 1940

EVENING PRESS Guernsey, Tuesday, June 25, 1940 FRANCO-ITALIAN ARMISTICE SIGNED End of War in the West FRANCE OBSERVES DAY OF MOURNING IT WAS ANNOUCED LAST NIGHT THAT THE ARMISTICE BETWEEN FRANCE AND ITALY HAD BEEN SIGNED AND THAT HOSTILITIES IN FRANCE WOULD CEASE AT 15 MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT (BRITISH SUMMER TIME). The war in the [...]

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