Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced today (11 August 2017) by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to cement the UK’s position as a global leader … Read more

Children invited to join Animal Agents in libraries

St Helens Libraries Service is calling on children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the national Summer Reading Challenge 2017. The Summer Reading Challenge challenges children to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays – a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip. … Read more

Renowned animal skeleton exhibition, Bare Bones, is landing in Astley Hall

Local historic house, Astley Hall, is welcoming a unique and exciting animal skeleton exhibition to its newly improved Art Gallery on Saturday 15 July and it is sure to be a perfect day out for families. Developed by natural history exhibition specialists, Blue Tokay, Bare Bones features a variety of skeletons ranging from animals like … Read more

Watch a live mummy wrapping at the Museum of Wigan Life

Watch science (un)-fold as experts demonstrate a real animal mummy wrapping to a live audience. Dr. Campbell Price, Dr. Lidija M. McKnight and Dr. Stephanie Atherton-Woolham from Manchester Museum will come to the Museum of Wigan Life on Thursday 22nd June to give an exciting talk about how mummies were wrapped in Ancient Egypt. Using … Read more

Animal Agents volunteers needed for St Helens Libraries this summer!

Are you aged 13 to 19, love books and have spare time to inspire younger children? Then St Helens Libraries Service wants to hear from you. Every year Reading Hack volunteers aged 13-24 help libraries make the Summer Reading Challenge a success across the country. Reading Hack is a programme led by young people who … Read more

Award-winning Egyptian exhibition coming to Wigan!

The Museum of Wigan Life will become only the fourth museum in the UK to play host to a prestigious exhibition produced by Manchester Museum from April 29th. Animal Mummies Uncovered arrives later this month, offering a fascinating insight into the world of Ancient Egyptian animal mummification. This myth-busting experience features original cat, crocodile, bird … Read more