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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

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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

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

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

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

After recent events in cities across the world, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation! Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read for everyone!

Mapping the smells of the city!

Watching the U.K. news today, I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article: “We spend most of our time walking around, we see things and we

Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

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

Nature in the City.

When I first started this blog, I posted about a guy called Richard who reclaims unloved patches of public land for the benefit of the local community. I came across his story in a T.V. commercial…