The National Health Service was set up in 1948 to provide medical care free
at point-of-need to all Britons, regardless of wealth.
The instigator of the NHS was Welsh Labour Party MP, Aneurin Bevan, the son of a coal miner. He left school at 13 and worked as a miner during his teens where he became involved in local union politics.
Thank you Nye and thank you NHS!
Locusts like damp conditions to lay eggs. Heavier rain than usual has caused a boom in the locust population. The swarms are devastating crops across East Africa and the Middle East, threatening the food supplies and livelihoods of millions of people.
Use of pesticides is the only way of controlling the locust outbreak, but current flight restrictions due to coronavirus are impeding supplies to the region.
Not the only one leaving.
View from the M56.
Driving by Frodsham marshes,
Stanlow Oil Refinery in the distance.
Australian bushfires in New South Wales. How long before it’s Wales, UK? When will business giants, fuel companies and world leaders do the right thing?
It’s four in the afternoon, the end of December
I’m painting this now just to make me feel better
North Leeds is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Francis Street all through the evening…
Another view of the offshore wind farm project on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay, at the entrance to the River Mersey. The site was extended in 2017 and there are now a total of 57 turbines.
Burbo Bank Wind Farm is situated in Liverpool Bay, a few kilometers from the coast. This is the view from Crosby beach – tide half in, half out.
Repairs are currently being undertaken at Emley Moor transmitting station near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and there is a temporary mast alongside the 1971 concrete construction.
This is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK (1,084ft). Also a Grade II listed building.
The antennas broadcast digital radio and TV across the North of England – reaching Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York, and even Manchester, across the Pennines.
It takes 7 minutes in the lift to get to the top – I hope to take that ride one day.