http://gty.im/975121814 Due to concentrated conservation efforts and stricter wildlife policies, India's tiger population has increased 33%, reaching the nationwide goal to double its Bengal tiger population four years ahead of schedule. Read the full report from the National Tiger Conversation Authority here.
http://gty.im/696153395 This week the August bank holiday weekend falls in with today's all important National Sponge Cake Day. With the weather looking promising (knock on wood...) what better time to put on an impromptu garden party! What will you do this bank holiday weekend?
http://gty.im/1093522724 National Book Lovers Day last week sparked a discussion amongst the publishing services team of what we’re currently reading. Books include: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith, Scrublands by Chris Hammer, The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine and Dracula by Bram Stoker. Happy reading everyone!
http://gty.im/sb10064322f-001 With the rain we had last week and continuing into this week, plants will be growing well and putting on a fine display for all to enjoy. One of the finest natural displays of the summer season must surely be the sight of lavender, followed closely by the large yellow heads of sunflowers, and [...]
http://gty.im/476974331 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the iconic words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit [...]
http://gty.im/622004038 In search of this today's pic of the week we took a look at the national days. National Eat Your Jello Day and Paper Bag Day were narrowly beaten by National Pecan Pie Day. If you come across some pecan pie today, this is the perfect time for scoffing. Enjoy!
http://gty.im/1014120724 We have been enjoying the warm weather and sunshine this week and would love to visit this beach in St Ives, Cornwall.
http://gty.im/898708956 Living accommodation takes many shapes, forms and sizes. Inspired by a lot of photo research for these kinds of things recently and in honour of the unusual, this weeks' pic of the week features a cosy hideaway in a converted shepherd's hut.
http://gty.im/477279650 This week marks the beginning of the Women's World Cup. We all have our teams, will you be watching this weekend?
http://gty.im/828279856 The team have been indulging their sweet tooth with some traditional Scottish tablet. Have you ever tried it? In celebration, this week's Pic of the Week is of the dramatic Highlands landscape The Quiraing (or Cuith-Raing) on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.