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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

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Rick Rescorla: A real hero remembered.

When I was teaching I came across the story of how Rick Rescorla helped save the lives of 2,687 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Word Trade Centre. Believing that in the event of a major disaster, the employees of Morgan

Somehow this has become routine.

Putting ‘Greatest Speeches’ search into YouTube came up with this speech by President Obama in October 2015. He was speaking in response to a mass shooting at Umpqua college in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend to understand U.S. Politics on

Parkour & Free Running in the City.

Quite a few time this summer I’ve just sat back & admired the spectacle as Parkour enthusiasts negotiate their way over, across, under & through the many built structures & Street furniture inherent to the City. Parkour, which has been

Feeling guilty after ignoring a homeless man.

  After parking my car to pick up a few beers & something to eat after work, I deliberately avoid eye contact with a beggar outside the supermarket. I did offer a thought to purchase an extra item for him,

A bleak vision of the city?

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

Driving in & out of a busy city!

Moving from a relatively quiet town to a busy city, I became immediately concerned that very quickly, I could potentially lose my driving licence, no claims bonus and a few pints of blood, because I have to drive to work on an extremely busy motorway. As a keen reader

1 Horse Power vs 100 Horse Power. The horse wins!

How to police a major city U.K. style! Photo credit: Aimanas Aima. YouTube.

Iconic T.V. Theme. BBC’s ‘Holiday Programme.

Just had to add this theme track and video as it seems to capture some of what ‘Invitation to the city’ is about. It also takes me back to my childhood, and late evening television and the occasional school organised holiday. Okay,

The purpose of prison?

Like the city hospital, another built structure common in cities is the prison. At present (April 2017) out of a total of nearly 85,517 prisoners in England & Wales, only 70 have whole life terms, meaning the vast majority of the prison population will be released back into