Harvest mouse Tim tennis balls
'Tim' the harvest mouse in Bristol, finding a new home in one of Wimbledon's discarded tennis balls, which were donated to the the Wildlife Trust in Avon, Glamorgan and Northumberland by the All England Lawn Tennis Club. * The balls will be used in an attempt to aid the survival of micromys minutus, Britain's smallest mammal which weighs the same as a twenty pence piece. The tiny rodent builds its nest above ground away from predators on long stalks of grass in areas of dense vegetation and reedbed, but suitable area have been in decline recently due to intensive farming methods. The conservation programme will provide artificial homes in Avon, Glamorgan and Northumberland and started on the 21st June.
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Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan
Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, wears a Santa hat at the VHR (very high readiness) tent close to the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.
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The Great British Duck Race
A yellow duck among some of the estimated 250, 000 other blue plastic ducks which filled a 1km stretch of the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace, London, during the Great British Duck Race. Now in it's second year the race raises money for charities including the Downs Syndrome Association, WaterAid and the NSPCC. It costs 2 to enter a duck and the owner of the blue duck that passes the finish line first wins 10, 000 in prize money.
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