UK360 - Lindsey Harris and Fotini Papatheodorou

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23 July 2013, 01:04

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Lindsey Harris and Fotini (Tini) Papatheodorou host a bumper episode that looks at some of the best videos from the series – includes hedgehogs, Parkour, the National Lottery Awards 2012 and more!

Community Channel's UK360 is a fortnightly television magazine show bringing you inspiring news from local communities up and down the country. UK360 gives a voice to these communities and to the individuals and organisations that are positively improving neighbourhoods at grassroots level.


'Earth Hour', which highlights the issue of global warming, takes place every year during the month March. To kick off last year's launch in style the WWF created a human-powered dance floor with help from dance act Flawless, who performed a twilight routine as landmarks such as the National Theatre, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament were plunged into darkness. For more information, visit:

The headteacher of Ashley Primary School, Surrey, returned from a life-changing trip to the Antarctic with a desire to transform the way his students understand the effects of climate change. The school has worked hard ever since to reduce its carbon footprint and be as conscious as possible to sustainability and its environmental benefits. This feature illustrates the efforts of all involved. For more information, visit:

This film highlights the work of the Bristol Bike Project. As thousands of bikes are thrown away every year in the UK, the project's aim is simple: take in unwanted bikes, show people how to repair them, and give them to people who need them. For more information, visit:

Surf Action, a charity that provides surfing lessons for injured armed service personnel, was a runner up for the Best Health Project award at the National Lottery Awards. UK360 sees how this fantastic organisation regains the confidence of its members. For more information on Surf Action, visit:

Age UK are offering Computer Club classes for older people in communities across the UK, giving them an insight into how to use the Internet. UK360 hears from one lady who, with the superb help, patience and knowledge of her instructor, began to use the Internet and hasn't looked back. For more information, visit:

We travel to East Sussex, where Parkour has been adopted by a local authority as a way of engaging the community in fun, physical activity. Open to those of all abilities, this bespoke training park aims to regenerate the local area and encourage community cohesion. Find out more about Freemove and their facilities, by visiting:

In recognition of 60 years on the throne, UK360 reporters investigate what our monarch means to the people of Britain and uncovering what celebrations will be taking place in her honour.

Access Sport is a charity that aims to provide a real sporting legacy in some of Britain's most disadvantaged areas. They tell us why they want to continue transforming lives beyond London 2012. For more information, visit:

Equibuddy is a registered charity that practices gymnastics on horseback. Equestrian vaulting, as it's more commonly known, is a relatively new sport that involves the use of specially trained horses. Equibuddy trains these horses so that young people, including those with additional needs, can benefit from getting involved in this exciting activity that caters for those of all skill levels. For more information, visit:

In Hackney, East London, an inspiring group of volunteers are making delicious meals for the local community using food considered as waste! It utilises and spreads awareness of food waste and celebrates the power of community by bringing together a team of volunteers to transform food that was heading for landfill into beautiful cooked meals that are served on a "pay what you can afford" basis. Thanks to Kiss Bank TV who produced this film:

We head over to Surrey to hear from rock legend Brian May, who explains how his ongoing support for local wildlife charity Harper Asprey saved the life of Percy the Hedgehog. To find out how you can get involved with Harper Asprey and make a difference to your local wildlife, visit:


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