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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

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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

Iconic London Tube Map.

Having used the London underground many times, I became interested in the history behind the iconic underground map. A simple Google search revealed a wealth of information, and introduced another avenue of discovery! Photo credit: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection. 

Live flight radar.

Living and working in a busy city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month. For me,

A safe & timely discharge from hospital?

I cannot pretend to fully understand the politics behind NHS England publishing statistics on ‘delayed transfers of care’, but I just wonder if Health and social care professionals actually worked together, instead of spending ages apportioning blame, outcomes for patients would be better? A couple

A Heart in New York.

https://t.co/ccPQHxC1Q6A great #music track by Art Garfunkel about #NewYork city. https://t.co/MobH00Tb4b — Mitzi (@City_Invitation) 29 March 2017

War memorials matter!

As the telegraph reported in 2011: ‘War memorials around the country are being neglected and destroyed, but they are important to ensure the sacrifices of others are not forgotten.’ As I continue to drive around in cities for pleasure &