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Government: take five simple steps to help bees

Environment Department urges people to help protect the struggling British bee population

Giro Rosa: Van Vleuten wins, Marianne Vos keeps race lead

“I wasn't sure I could take the win today. It's a great victory and I want to dedicate it to my teammates, who rode fantastic in this stage”, commented the stage winner, van...

Giro Rosa: Voss wins, continues in the Pink leaders jersey

“The attack from the Russian Ilinykh was ok for the group. That's why the race went on fire only in the final meters. A crash meant that some of my teammates were dropped back, but...

Giro Rosa: Emma Pooley wins, Vos remains in lead

“I’m over the moon. At the beginning of the race I didn’t feel that good, but in the end I realized I could make it and I managed to win again. I didn’t really expect it. Tomorrow...

Giro Rosa: Voss strikes again and retains leaders jersey

“That was a very high-paced stage, with a strong crosswind. Somebody tried to attack but nobody really managed to get clear. The team is working really good together and this is...