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A train conductor who helps teach schoolchildren about nature and wildlife in his spare time, has won an award for his voluntary work.
Dave Mullan works on Greater Anglia train services around Norfolk. But he also helps at the junior school in his home town of North Walsham where he helped to set up a field study centre with nest boxes and pond.
His efforts have won him an RSPB Stepping Up For Nature Award which celebrate local communities and individuals in the eastern counties who have done something amazing for wildlife.
Greater Anglia conductor manager Dennis Harris said: “I’d like to congratulate Dave on his RSPB award. Not only is he an indispensable member of our conductor team, but Dave also devotes a great deal of his own time to assisting the RSPB with their education work. We are delighted that his voluntary work has been recognised.”
The RSPB’s Laura Harpham added: “Dave is incredibly modest. When I congratulated him on the award his first response was “Oh, I do it for the kids. I never expected to win any prizes for it”. It’s fantastic to work with inspiring, dedicated people like Dave and the ‘Stepping Up For Nature’ Awards are a brilliant way of recognising and applauding their work for conservation and the community.”
Terrorism returned to the streets of London today as two suspected Muslim fanatics butchered a man in broad daylight in the name of “Allah”.
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