Mike Dilger, The One Show’s wildlife expert, was invited to give a keynote speech at the Green Volunteer Bristol Conference 2011 . You can listen to a podcast of his speech here http://post.ly/4Av5h

Mike spoke about the value of volunteering, making it very clear that it’s all about contacts, learning how to build networks and experience, and demonstrating enthusiasm and abilities before people take you on for a paid role. It’s all about learning to get on with people in a competitive worldImage

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Philippa Forrester presented this year’s MS Society Awards in Kensington, London. The event provides an opportunity to recognise the stars of the MS community; from carers and fundraisers, to campaigners and inspirational people. Other celebrity guests in attendance included  boyband JLS, food critic Jay Rayner, radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and TV chef Ainsley Harriot  You can find the winners here…

Following the success of online motorcycle site Bike Channel, it is now being launched on Sky TV Channel 203 as from Monday 10th October at 7:30pm. Our very own stunner Suzy Taylor, a rider herself, will be fronting the channel alongside Luke Wilkins, an ex Kerrang Radio DJ.

The Bike Channel show will have an up-to-date approach, giving an insight into the Motorcycle World appealing to viewers of all ages and interests. They will be reviewing the latest bikes and gear, motorcycle events, interviewing riders, attending race and stunt schools, and more!

Suzy will be set challenges and famous riders will be joining in to make the show as interesting and informative as possible. Make sure you tune in on Monday, to see Suzy giving them all a run for their money!



Mike Dilger has appealed for Nottinghamshire environmental champions to take part in this year’s Green Guardians Awards…

Take a look at this news piece from the This Is Nottingham website.

This weekend – Saturday 10th September 2011 – Mike Dilger will be opening the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s newly refurbished boardwalk, used by 50,000 visitors annually.

The trust, based at the Wolsley Centre in Wolsley Bridge, counts the 20 year old boardwalk as its star attraction, though an attraction in desperate need of renovation.

With the generous support from grant-giving organisations, the business community and also members, the boardwalk has finally been replaced. This raised walkway weaves over a tranquil and lush marshland, offering beautiful views over the River Trent. Whether it is families out with children for a gentle stroll, perhaps with a push chair or wheelchair, photographers sitting waiting for a glimpse of the kingfishers, or people out for a brisk walk with their dogs, the boardwalk provides safe access to the riverside and wetland habitats many users old and young.

It is the fact that this important structure provides people of all ages and inclinations invaluable access to the area’s wildlife, that Mike Dilger felt so honoured to take part in this grand opening. After saying a few words and cutting the ribbon, Mike will join everone for a walk along the boardwalk, giving his wildlife observations along the way.

Pinch punch first of the month!

Be sure to tune in to The One Show tonight, 1st September at 7pm. David Walliams will be talking about the ways in which he is preparing for his latest challenge… to swim the length of  the Thames. So Mike Dilger is on hand to warm David of the possible wildlife he may brush-up against on his chilly journey!