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A day to honour actor Roger Lloyd Pack

Roger Lloyd Pack Credit: PA

A campaign has been launched to pay tribute to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd Pack who died last month. February 8 is the actor's birthday, so his fans have declared today Call Everyone Dave Day.

On the show, Roger's character Trigger was known for mysteriously calling the character Rodney 'Dave'. A Facebook campaign has been launched to lock in the day, and to raise money for pancreatic cancer, from which he died from.


Bee havens wanted

The number of bees has declined in the UK over the past 30 years. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A new scheme to find patches of land which can be transformed into havens for bees has been launched by the Co-operative. It is working with the charity Plantlife to find neglected land plots and has asked local people to nominate possible sites.

The most appropriate patches of land will then be transformed by adding plants and flowers. It is hoped bees and other pollinating insects will then thrive there.

The Co-operative says the number of honeybees in the UK has halved in the past thirty years. You can nominate a patch of land by visiting its website.


Campaigners bid to save Earls Court

A petition has been started in an attempt to save a well-known London venue which was part of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Campaigners trying to save the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which hosted the Olympic volleyball tournament last month, want to halt plans to knock down the 75-year-old art-deco building as part of a proposal to build thousands of new flats in the area.

The Association of Event Organisers want the plan to be "called in" by communities secretary Eric Pickles and a public inquiry to be held.

AEO chief executive Karim Halwagi said the loss of Earls Court would threaten jobs and the London economy as a whole.

Earls Court is an iconic and historic building and is the only central location offering 60,000 square metres of space in this particular area of London and is home to high-profile exhibitions like the Ideal Home Show and concerts by major rock stars such as Pink Floyd and Madonna over the years."

– Karim Halwagi, AEO Chief Executive