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Crime Map for where you live & work.

Interactive crime maps for where you live are available here at www.police.uk. Each dot marks the approximate location of incidents reported to the police in England and Wales in the last month. Crimes are ordered by type & the categories

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What memories did these properties hold?

When out walking, several urban landscape photo opportunities often present themselves. Derelict buildings, being pulled down for redevelopment plans, perfectly illustrate how a once familiar landscape will change over time. As I put my camera down, I gave a thought

Live feed: Tower Bridge in London.

I just find it amazing that with a few clicks on my keyboard I can observe how a community negotiates the many public and private spaces of their city. Above is a Live feed showing the daily activity on Tower

Live feed from Space: ISS views of Earth.

The International Space Station (ISS) circles at about 240 miles above our planet in low earth orbit. As you can clearly see the Earth is in fact round, & not flat as some believe!

Footballers are human beings that play football.

As the presenter on BBC’s Football Focus on 30/12/17 reminded us, 1 in 4 will suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime … & as such, being a professional footballer offers you no immunity from developing a mental health

A song about fallen heroes: Murray Head ‘Say it aint so Joe’

IMHO a most underrated song! Murray Head’s 1975 track ‘Say it ain’t so Joe’ is a personal favourite, & the meaning behind the song is an interesting tale. As Wiki quote: “Say It Ain’t So, Joe” was provoked by a

On this day in 1981 (10/12/1981) BBC report: Mystery disease kills homosexuals.

I was having a look back in time for recent stories that made the U.K. news over the last 50 or so years. I came across this news story from 10/12/1981. As the BBC headline reported: ‘A mysterious epidemic, which

Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve message in 1968.

1968 saw the planet Earth in a bit of a mess. Parts of Asia were in flames, Martin Luther King had been assassinated, & many cities had been torn apart by rioting. However, if you remember watching the HBO miniseries

Primary school teachers’ suicide rate nearly double the national average.

As a former teacher I still occasionally browse the TES website, just to see whether I would be prepared to re-enter a profession I once loved. However, as I read an article on a teacher who had committed suicide, some

How safe is your local hospital?

Having direct experience of working in a busy acute hospital, a recent article in the Guardian portrays an accurate picture of ‘daily life’ for inexperienced doctors. I have personally seen many of these dedicated & hard working inexperienced doctors frantically