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Keeping older voices healthy through song

We’ve all seen on social media over the last couple of weeks viral videos of Italians singing together from their balconies and online choirs across the UK. It’s no surprise that, in a time when we’re all feeling a little bit scared and uncertain, we’ve turned to singing to make ourselves feel better. One of the most encouraging phenomena we have...

The King

THE KING  We’ve seen so many singers in many shapes and form, But one stood out, amongst the crowd and took the world by storm. This boy was born in Mississippi a country boy to start, But as he started growing it was music in his heart. Read more

James Lovelock: Gaia theory

James Lovelock, one of Britain’s greatest scientists, is famous for developing the Gaia hypothesis, which sees the Earth as a self-regulating system. In his long and influential career, he also revealed the chemicals that were destroying the ozone layer. He’s just celebrated his 101st birthday and the BBC's chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt visited him at his home in Dorset. Read more 

Do you remember the rag-and-bone man with his horse and cart?

The rag-and-bone man, with horse and cart, was once a common sight on British streets as he collected second-hand goods from door-to-door. These enigmatic figures ringing a brass hand bell and calling out ‘rag n’ bone!’ or ‘any old iron!’ would send people rushing to their doors with their unwanted items. Here we step back in time and take a look...

Milestones of the Queen’s long reign

The monarch acceded to the throne on February 6 1952 As the Queen reaches 25,000 days on the throne, here are some of the events and milestones of her reign: 1952: George VI dies and Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen. Flood devastates the Devon village of Lynmouth. Mau Mau rising in Kenya. 1953: Sweet rationing ends in Britain. Queen Mary dies. Everest conquered...

Spaghetti Westerns – how many do you remember?

Take a trip down cinematic memory lane to the spaghetti westerns of the 60’s and 70’s. In the late 60’s almost half the films produced in Italy were westerns, with a greater sense of operatic violence than their American counterparts, the run of spaghetti westerns (western all’Italiana) lasted just a few short years before packing up its saddlebags. The spaghetti western...

10 ways to care for your mental health

The pressures and challenges caused by the ongoing coronavirus lockdown may leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. The Action for Happiness movement is proposing that people observe a “daily pause” amid the crisis to help look after their mental health. Supported by historian Sir Anthony Seldon, co-founder of Action for Happiness, the concept would see participants spend two minutes...

Prostate cancer: What you need to know

Prostate cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, and diagnoses have overtaken those for breast cancer. It’s thought the increase is largely due to more awareness of the disease, combined with an ageing population – you’re much more likely to get prostate cancer if you’re over 50. There were 57,192 new prostate cancer cases in 2018 (the...

Self-help ways to prevent osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis typically takes a long time to develop so there is plenty of time to be proactive and learn how to control symptoms, enabling us to lead fuller lives. What is osteoarthritis? Occurring in the fingers, toes, knees, hips, base of thumb and spine osteoarthritis is the loss of cartilage (the protective surface over the end of the bone) leading to...

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