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Help to save a life: Use a Public Access Defibrillator. (PAD)

Whilst walking around my home town, I came across several Public Access Defibrillators. Taking a note of where these were, I had a google to see if there was an app or site which lists all those in my local

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Would you know what to do in an emergency?

Living in uncertain times, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation if it happened close to me. Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read

Nature in the City: London Seals.

Continuing with exploring nature in the city, have found this media clip of harbour & grey seals in London. Listening to the zoologist in the clip, it is pretty common to see seals not only in the Thames estuary, but

Yes we do have earthquakes in the British Isles!

Yes we do have earthquakes in the U.K. was the answer I gave when asked the question a few weeks ago. But I had no idea how frequent they were. A quick online search led me to the British Geological

Towns & cities captured by amateur filmmakers.

Now having more time to pursue leisure interests, I came across an archive of ‘home movies’ shot by amateur filmmakers in, & around the area where I live. These historical media resources include coverage of; carnivals, regattas, people going about

Pigeons in London using the Tube.

Following on from my previous blog post of the courtship dance of the Grebe filmed in London, the same BBC programme: ‘The unnatural History of London’ captured Pigeons in London using the Tube. Looking around online for similar media resources

City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Dance.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. Originally published on my blog some 7 months ago, the courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme

Perhaps the city can be a bleak place to live?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

A 2014 TV advert that really touched me!

I saw this advertisement on You tube by accident when looking for a particular piece of music included on another advertisement. The advert really touched me, and perhaps reminds us that it is easy at times to do the right