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‘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

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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!

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

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