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This page has a listing of all our recent news items. Older items can be viewed in our News Archive. 

Thursday 18 April 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris - Our Lady of Paris

Just before 7.00pm on 15 April 2019, Paris' magnificent old cathedral caught fire while undergoing renovation. After burning for nearly 15 hours, there is significant damage to the cathedral including the destruction of the spire. The majority of the 13th century oak roof, called "the forest" because it required a forest of trees to build it, was also destroyed. According to Bertrand de Feydeau, vice president of the French Heritage Foundation, the latticework will also be difficult to replace given that there are no trees in the country large enough to replace the ancient beechwood beams consumed by the fire. Fortunately, the fire left the three great rose windows and other medieval glass largely intact.

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Monday 15 April 2019

Moving Pictures

Come in, browse the shelves and you might just find a new show to binge watch, uncover a fascinating documentary or pick up a cosy family movie for a rainy day.

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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Hearts for Christchurch

It’s hard to know what to do in the face of the horrific events which took place in Christchurch on Friday 15 March. But our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected, in love and solidarity.

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Friday 29 March 2019

Diversity and Children

After the recent Christchurch incident children have been asking their parents and caregivers some tricky questions about racism and other cultures and religions. Reading together about different cultures, races, gender identities, or abilities is a great way to help children learn about lives different from their own, and understand and value diversity.  

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