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Budding young photographers are urged to get snapping photographs of the sky as part of a special cross-European competition. The wining snap from the UK will be turned into a flag which will flutter alongside 27 other flags outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

Called “One Sky Flags”, the project is the brain child of artist Yvonne Lee Schultz to highlight that we all live under one sky. She then plans to go global with even more flags at a further exhibition at the UN in New York.

The competition is open to all 9–14 years olds and the closing date for entries is 1 May.

Ms Mayer said: “With our flat, open landscape you can get some amazing photos of the East Anglian sky. So whether it is sunrise or sunset, clouds, the moon or stars, I look forward to seeing some fantastic, creative photos. The sky’s the limit.”


For further information and to download an entry form please visit http://www.alexmayer.eu/onesky

Blue Sky Thinking For Cross Continent Competition

Budding young photographers are urged to get snapping photographs of the sky as part of a special cross-European competition. The wining snap from the UK will be turned into a...

Luton MEP Alex Mayer officially launched a campaign to cut deaths from heart disease in Luton’s 20,000 strong Irish community.

Coronary heart disease kills 200 people a day across the UK and British Heart Foundation research shows that the problem is worse amongst members of the Irish community in Britain, while Irish men have the highest levels of hypertension compared to the population as a whole.

Alex Mayer MEP, who previously worked for the British Heart Foundation, will be joined by specialist cardiology nurse Valerie Nangle and Health and Wellbeing Officer from Irish in Britain, Marie Dillon for the regional launch the ‘Green Hearts’ campaign.

Marie Dillon will tell the MEP about plans to promote early detection of heart disease and teach people how to live healthier lifestyles, whilst campaigning to raise the recognition of the Irish community in Britain with health organisations such as Public Health England and the NHS.

Marie Dillon said: “Our aim is to develop and lead a collaborative, culturally sensitive and nationwide heart health campaign that improves the health, well-being and healthy years of life among the Irish community in Britain. We want to create a national screening campaign within the Irish community.”

Alex Mayer MEP said: “I’m delighted to officially launch “Green Hearts” to help battle heart disease so we can keep more hearts beating in Luton.”

Luton residents can get involved by downloading the Green Hearts 30 Day Challenge at http://www.irishinbritain.org/cmsfiles/Green-Hearts-30-Day-Challenge.pdf.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling Irish Hearts Are Pumping

Luton MEP Alex Mayer officially launched a campaign to cut deaths from heart disease in Luton’s 20,000 strong Irish community.Coronary heart disease kills 200 people a day across the UK...

A new app was launched by local Euro MP Alex Mayer to help Peterborough people wage war against wasteful single use plastic drinking bottles

The app will let Peterborough residents know the nearest place they can get free drinking water so they can reuse their own bottle again and again.

Already fifty local shops, restaurants, gyms and libraries have agreed to supply free tap water and be featured on the app.

The Labour MEP will meet Earth Matters managing director Richard Ferris and Bewiched Store Manager Michael Hall to discuss how to stop plastics ending up in our oceans and in landfill ahead of a vote on the issue in the European Parliament next week.

Richard Ferris said: “Refill Peterborough is an exciting opportunity for our city to address the growing problem with plastic and encourage residents to keep hydrated. As the aspiring Environment Capital of the UK, Peterborough needs to lead the way to a plastic free future. This is a fantastic first step on that journey.”

We currently use 35 million plastic bottles every day with nearly half ending up in landfill sites such as in Eye.

Alex Mayer MEP said: “Plastic just isn’t fantastic when it ends up in our rivers and seas and landfill. That’s why I’m delighted to launch this app. It’s a great way to help local people do their bit to fight plastic pollution.”

Labour MEP H-App-y To Reduce Plastic Waste

A new app was launched by local Euro MP Alex Mayer to help Peterborough people wage war against wasteful single use plastic drinking bottlesThe app will let Peterborough residents know...


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