The modern automatic door may be something that we take for granted now, but it’s only in the last couple of decades that we have come to expect shops, airport, offices, gyms and other public space doors to slide open for us! Continue reading
When an architect is charged with designing a sports stadium, there’s a whole host of aspects that need to be considered. As well as being fit for purpose, the stadium should be aesthetically pleasing and built to stand the test of time. Here are some of the world’s most impressive sporting stadiums.
The Post Office is experiencing its busiest time of the year, with cards and parcels flooding through the system throughout December, right up to Christmas. In fact, an amazing 1.7 billion Christmas cards and 130 million parcels containing gifts are sent each year in Great Britain. Continue reading
Every November, we look forward to the first of the year’s Christmas adverts appearing on our television screens to mark the arrival of the festive period. One brand that never fails to impress with its Christmas ads is supermarket chain Sainsbury’s – but can you remember their ads from the last five years? Here’s a recap for you…
The focal point of the front of a building is often its entrance or door. There are some entrances that have earned iconic status throughout the world, and here are just a few of them.
Stand and deliver! Perhaps the most famous highwayman of all time, Dick Turpin is portrayed as a dashing and daring 18th century horseman who rode 190 miles from London to York on his mare, Black Bess. In fact, although Turpin existed, his famous ride was sadly fictional!
Often, the biggest laughs in sitcoms come from the oldest characters: think Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses, Nana in The Royle Family and Father Jack in Father Ted. So, when Waiting for God appeared on our screens in 1990 as a sitcom that revolved entirely around the lives of residents in a retirement home, we knew we were going to be in for plenty of laughs.
Writer and actor John Cleese has been entertaining people for more than 50 years and even at the age of 77, he shows no signs of slowing down. In April this year, the veteran entertainer revealed he was to star in a new BBC sitcom, Edith, in which he would play Phil, the ex-boyfriend of widow Edith – who will be played by Alison Steadman.
Conservation charity, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, preserves wetlands – a primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife. Connecting us with nature, it facilitates encounters with wildlife amid beautiful landscapes. Continue reading
The BBC1 show Casualty is the world’s longest-running medical drama TV series – and it still manages to retain its prime-time slot after being on our screens for more than 30 years. Created by Paul Unwin and Jeremy Brock, it was first broadcast on 6th September 1986. Continue reading