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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Let’s have more four-legged celebrities

Even if you’re not a cat lover, you’ll surely be moved by the recent story of Tama the cat – elevated from a stray moggy to the status of goddess in Japan after being credited with single handedly (or single pawed) saving a local railway line.

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From tiny gig to tented city – Glastonbury

I’m showing my age now, but I remember the days when you could wake up on the Friday morning of Glastonbury Festival, decide with some friends that you fancied going (especially if the weather was good!) pop down to your local record store (remember records?), grab a ticket and head off!

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Oh I do like to hear the British seaside

Don’t you just love the British seaside? Just thinking about it conjures up many memories and feelings of nostalgia: thoughts of fish and chips, cowering in the rain, trying to skim pebbles in the sea etc. So what a great idea to record its sounds for a new project.

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Beware of textwalking

It seems using a mobile phone is becoming increasingly dangerous in today’s world.

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The world is being taken over by little yellow men

The world is being taken over by tiny little characters – and no-one minds!

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Food waste facts have made me freezer frenzied

How much food do you throw away each week? Probably more than you think, according to research.

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Chimps could be your new drinking buddy

Anyone who has enjoyed the odd alcoholic beverage or two might be interested and amused to read the results of a recent scientific study.

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France gets a friendly facelift

France has been described by many surveys as being one of the most unwelcoming countries for tourists, but now its leaders have decided enough is enough.

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Please pick up the poop

It’s a subject close to my heart – and I’m sure many other people feel the same – doggy doo on the streets. The amount of pet owners being fined for leaving poo on our streets dropped (excuse the pun) by 20% in the last year despite there still being many complaints.  The survey, carried out by the BBC, suggests that councils are failing to carry out the fines despite dog fouling still being a big issue.

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What an amazing bunch of Brits!

TV talent shows often get criticised for many reasons – but I found watching this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent a really uplifting and positive experience.

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