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Lucia rebuilds her life after devastating floods of 2014

Single mother Lucia Goster (54) lost everything in the floods of 2014 which devastated the district of Chikwawa, in one of the poorest areas in southern Malawi.

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Samuel Fred with his wife and the house where he keeps his goats in the village of Fombe

A gift of goats transforms life for Samuel

Since he received two goats through a Christian Aid project 34-year-old Samuel Fred says his life and that of his four children has been transformed.

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Stefano, chairman of the Civil Protection Committee with the dry bed of the Mthumba River behind

Rain gauge is first line of defence for villagers in Fombe

A simple rain gauge is being used as the first line of defence in the village of Fombe to ensure the area does not suffer so severely again from flash flooding.

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Twice the impact for Christmas Appeal

Twice the impact for Christmas Appeal

For every pound you give to Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal, the UK Government will also give a pound. That’s double the support for people living in poverty.

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Kilkeel in Co Down vies with Ardglass as NIs largest fishing harbour

Higher NI fishing quotas welcomed as Brexit looms

A DUP MP has praised the latest set of fish quotas as “the most fair and reasonable policy in all our time in Europe”.

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There were 41 incidents of badger persecution recorded across Northern Ireland in a 12-month period, a new report has found

Report shows the extent of ‘brutal’ badger baiting in NI

The illegal persecution of badgers by baiting, setting traps and disturbing setts is happening on an almost weekly basis in Northern Ireland, a new study has found.

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Patrick Morgan pictured shovelling snow in Belfast

Big freeze to last all weekend in NI

Children across Northern Ireland rejoiced on Friday as snow forced dozens of schools to close, even if their parents might not have been so happy.

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Desperate farmers using rat poison on plants

Desperate farmers using rat poison on plants

Farmers in Malawi are so desperate in their battle against the destructive Fall Armyworm that they are putting rat poison on their crops.

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‘Rainmaker’ sacrifices would stop droughts

‘Rainmaker’ sacrifices would stop droughts

Malawi is suffering from periods of drought because the village chiefs no longer make sacrifices to the ‘rainmaker’.

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Irrigation scheme helps to grow bright future for Ruth

Irrigation scheme helps to grow bright future for Ruth

A water irrigation scheme in the village of Mbenje, southern Malawi, is helping vulnerable female households to become financially independent.

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Scouting’s iconic Gilwell Oak voted England and UK’s ‘Tree of the Year’

An oak deeply rooted in the folklore of the Scouting movement has been crowned the UK's tree of the year.

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Health studies

Figures indicate NI women live 3.8 years longer then men

Estimated life expectancy in Northern Ireland appears to have crept up very slightly for men, but not for women.

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Falcons attack strategy could down rogue drones

A study by Oxford University has found that peregrine falcons attack their prey on the wing as if they were air-to-air guided missiles.
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Great tit Parus major, December

Study finds that climate change having an effect on NI bird community

A new report has suggested many rare breeding birds in Northern Ireland and across the UK are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species.

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Champion boxer Carl Frampton and wife Christine spent four days in Kenya with Tr�caire

Frampton: I will never forget toddler begging for food

Champion boxer Carl Frampton says he will “never forget” the sight of a starving toddler begging for food from a doctor on a recent humanitarian trip to Kenya.

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Women getting water from the water kiosk

Kiosk brings life-saving clean water

Before a water kiosk was provided in Mbenje last year, villagers only washed once every fortnight in an effort to conserve water.

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Local children from the Melo and Mbenje communities. Thanks to a Christian Aid-funded programme, which installed a water kiosk and irrigation projects, these children now have better opportunities in life. They can go to school every day, whereas before these projects, they often had to walk for miles to fetch water and could not attend school.

Facing the daily challenge 
against a changing climate

Farming Life editor Ruth Rodgers travelled to Malawi in November with Christian Aid to see some of the projects in two of the most vulnerable areas in the southern part of the country.

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Twice the impact for Christmas Appeal

Twice the impact for Christmas Appeal

For every pound you give to Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal, the UK Government will also give a pound. That’s double the support for people living in poverty.

Environment

Stunning GoPro footage of Earth from space

Astronaut Randy Bresnik shared this breathtaking GoPro footage of views of Earth from space.

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A member of the Castle Ward gardening team at work in the sunken garden

4,000 bulbs to brighten historic garden restoration at Castle Ward

A neglected landscape once considered one of Ireland’s finest gardens is being restored to its former glory by a team from the National Trust.

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