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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
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We've reduced compulsory job losses following consultation 

Following the biggest redundancy consultation in the National Trust’s 125-year history, we’ve been able to almost halve the number of proposed compulsory job losses at the charity. This will help us to save about £100m to support our conservation work each year and 'grow back stronger in the long-run.'

Two red squirrels on a feeder box

Help us look after red squirrels 

We're calling on visitors to the places in our care to help us protect endangered red squirrels from a deadly disease by taking their litter home with them. As we mark Red Squirrel Awareness Week, our rangers are warning that dropped packaging and food could lead to the spread of squirrel pox.

Apple picking at Cotehele

Apple orchards produce bumper crops this autumn 

We've had an excellent harvest of apples this year thanks to ideal weather conditions at nearly all of the 200 traditional apple orchards we look after.

Anna Forrest, Curator, holding a document at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Archaeologist discovers rare items under the floor of Oxburgh Hall 

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall has uncovered thousands of rare items under the floorboards. The variety, age and significance of the items found and what they reveal make it a unique discovery.

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Our spending cut plans in response to coronavirus losses 

Like most organisations, we've been hit very hard by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite already making considerable savings we need to act now to save much more to secure the beautiful places that we all love. Regrettably, this means proposed staff redundancies alongside other measures to cut our costs. We're confident that these savings will put us in a strong position to face the challenges ahead, for generations to come.

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