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A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

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CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?

Two thought provoking articles in the Guardian newspaper about CPR. The first titled: ‘CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?’, & the second: ‘This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal

The true cost of forgetting to take prescription medications.

Working in the Social Care profession, I have more than a passing interest in health care provision in England. One area of personal interest is ‘Emergency Readmissions’ to hospital, which as ‘The Health Foundation’ reported in 2018: ‘There has been

When to stop recording on a Smartphone …

Catching up on the daily news online, I came across an article where a former Chief of Defence Staff fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. A couple of things troubled me when reading this article, including,

‘County Lines’: Drug Supply, Violence and Exploitation.

Every once in a while in my professional life, I come across a real problem facing local communities. Known as ‘County Lines’ drug trading, or ‘going country’, County lines, involves urban gangs moving class A drugs and cash between inner-city

100 Photographs that Changed the World: D-Day. Robert Capa. (1944)

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was embedded with Allied troops in Europe during World War II. Whilst storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June, 1944, Capa took this photograph of Private First Class Huston Riley. Time Magazine in

America is not the greatest country in the world, but it sure used to be!

I came across this media clip by accident when looking for great speeches in history. Taken from the HBO series ‘The Newsroom’, this clip equally makes me laugh & be sad!

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Designed using a Slide-Rule to look beautiful.

OK, I know there are many better media clips of the SR-71 out there, but this clip which has over 11 million views still puts a massive smile on my face. Apart from the fantastic music track (Oxygene IV by

Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the