The BBC has the story of how Britain gave away its most valuable technological secrets to America during World War Two.
Posts that begin with the word ‘rushes’ contain unedited footage, tests, bloopers and experiments. In this case the footage is pretty much unedited with some captions added. It runs for 9 mins, which may be too long unless you have a particular interest in this subject!
Britain was hit by high winds today and here in the north-west they reached 100 miles per hour. I’ve lived on the 8th floor for more than seven years and have never felt the building shake in the wind the way it did today.
Sadly we lost six more mature trees in the park close to where I live. Some of them forty years old. Four appeared to have gone down like dominos.
In the city centre various streets had been closed off due to falling debris.
In 1970, Britain was suffering power cuts across the country, caused by industrial action. The days and times of the cuts varied each week. I remember having to do my homework by candlelight.
The competition was open to the UK’s 10 million school children. They were asked to design a Google doodle representing what it means to be British today. See the thirty regional winners here.
There are some wonderful ones.
In Britain, 5th November is Bonfire Night. When it’s traditional to let off fireworks and burn a dummy of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605.
However, for many people in inner-city areas, this has become a time of year that they dread. This video is a glimpse into why.
Click through to the web page for full information and links. Flash video version also available there.
The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps Britain warm by dragging water northwards from the tropics Now scientists have revealed that a part of the Stream came to a temporary halt for ten days during November 2004. No one is quite sure what this means. Will it happen again? Is it a sign […]
The Daily Mirror reports that thousands of local people lined the streets of Axbridge, Somerset (population 2,025), to cheer their new village carnival queen – 15-year-old David Bridge. ‘Schoolboy David beat three girls to the title. He wore a tiara and flowing dress as he took pride of place in the parade. David proudly waved […]