Sunday, 28 February 2016
Battle of Hastings: Site of 'sequel' fight between sons of King Harold and the Normans tracked down to north Devon
Fate took Mr Arnold down the path of a career as a successful children’s science writer but he never forgot his grandfather’s tales and his decision to investigate the reality behind the folklore looks set to change the understanding of English history.
After five years of research, the author of the popular Horrible Science series has pinpointed for the first time the site of the battle as an encounter not between rampaging Vikings and Saxons but the decisive clash in the fight for control of England started by the Battle of Hastings.
BY A HANDLER AND CLEAR 200METRES IN 20 MINUTES .I ADMIT TO NOT BEING A FAN OF RATS BUT THIS IS A WORTHWHILE AS HUMANS TAKE 4 DAYS TO DO SAME JOB.
Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, as seen through the eyes of those who were with Hitler in those last tumultuous hours; those fighting in the streets of Germany; and those pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow. It was a day of endings and beginnings when ordinary people were placed in extraordinary situations.
Take Sisi Wilczek, fleeing the advancing Russians with her family's vast fortune in a shoebox; President Truman, weighing up whether to use the atomic bomb that his Secretary of War calls 'the most terrible weapon ever known in human history'; German officer Claus Sellier, on a last mission across the country to deliver vital documents; or Allied aircrews dropping food parcels to feed the starving Dutch population.
Horror as overtaking car smashes into a great-grandmother's funeral cortege and kills the horse pulling her coffin
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Friday, 26 February 2016
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CURIOUS CANNOCK CHASE
It seems that there’s a lot of weird stuff that goes on at Cannock Chase and, for a Paranormal Investigator, there’s a lot to choose from. So, consider the list of ghoulish goodies that I had to pick from when I was looking for a new case:
The Black Eyed Girl
This apparition allegedly first made an appearance on the Chase over thirty years ago, terrifying local residents with her evil gaze and dangerous tricks. Is she the ghost of a young girl, buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in this beauty spot?
Cryptozoologists call him the British Bigfoot; other’s think he’s something else entirely. This hairy hominid has supposedly lived in the dense thickets of Cannock Chase for hundreds of years. There are sightings that date back to the 1800s, and plenty of recent ones too.
The Cannock Chase Werewolf
Reports are abundant of a werewolf near the German War Cemetery on Cannock Chase – an eerie enough location at the best of times. This mysterious creature is said to have bright eyes and razor sharp teeth – and it isn’t restricted to night-time appearances. There are a significant number of daytime sightings that make the Cannock Chase werewolf an exception to the usual mythological rule. Is this beast linked to the Man-Monkey?
The Lady of the Chase
A grey lady type ghost who is believed to have roamed the area for a very long time. Since the black-eyed child burst onto the scene sightings of this apparition have dropped off somewhat but she’s still out there. Watching.
To me, the above four are all fascinating and worthy of a really good investigation, but when it comes to supernatural beings believed to haunt the wooded expanse of Cannock Chase, the Pig-Man has got to be the strangest of the lot. Believed to have been created during a military experiment in the woods during World War 2 the Pig Man continues to roam the Chase today. Some people claim that it was just a story designed to keep the public away from German prisoners of war stationed on the land but increased reports of the Pig-Man make this particular subject worth a closer look.
Picture by Skarabokki
The Origins of the Pig-Man
It is about now that we must consider our quarry – the Pig-Man. Who, or what, is he? To explain the origins of this porcine person some assistance comes from a local legend from the Cannock area:
Following the Second World War a team of British and American military scientists combined to conduct a series of strange experiments in the region. Similar to the eugenics movement and worringly similar to the Nazis methods of human experimentation, the tests went too far. The tale tells of how they abducted a woman, hypnotized her and impregnated her with an artificially created human-pig DNA seed. The plan was to obtain a creature they could perform their tests on.
The story goes on to say that after ten months, and no child, the scientists decided that the experiment was a failure. But in actual fact, the pregnancy was delayed and the child was born late. The creature that was born was a chimera – part pig, part human. This beast subsequently escaped captivity and went to ground on Cannock Chase where, it is believed, it remains today.
There are some flaws with this story. If this was such a secret experiment, then how did the story get out? Who was the mother of the Pig-Man, and where is she now? And where did such an experiment actually take place?
Well, looking at the later question, as we have seen, Cannock Chase was well known for its military presence during the two World Wars so it is possible that there may have been some establishment on the Chase where experiments took place. Indeed, there were, across the United Kingdom, several establishments that undertook secret scientific research. Some locations have now revealed what took place, others remain tight-lipped – or even demolished such as Emmott Hall in Lancashire (known to have been taken over by the army as a barracks in 1939, rumoured to have been a scientific establishment) which was demolished in 1967. We also know that following the Second World War, the United States executed Operation Paperclip, which saw the capture of German scientists to deny their expertise to the Russians and, surprisingly, the British. Amongst those scientists were those who engaged in human experimentation.
So, have genetic experiments actually taken place upon Cannock Chase, or at least in the surrounding area? Is Cannock Chase a landlocked version of the Island of Doctor Moreau with the Pig-Man, the Monkey Man, and the Werewolf all manifestations of some secret experiments? I suppose it’s fun to cast around these ideas and, when conducting a paranormal investigation, you do have to keep an open mind.
So, Cannock Chase – here I come…
But please let me know of your experiences of Curious Cannock Chase too…
Who Is Robert Johns?
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Thursday, 25 February 2016
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Dog running loose on motorway deliberately run over and killed by police
The dog had been running loose on the A55 at varying locations between the Llanfairfechan roundabout and the Conwy tunnel in Wales
The dog had been running loose on the A55, file picture, at varying locations
The dog had been running loose on the A55, file picture, at varying locations Photo: Google
By Agency1:16AM GMT 24 Feb 2016
A dog that was running loose on a motorway was deliberately run down and killed by traffic police, North Wales Police have confirmed.
In a statement issued on their website the force said that the dog had been running loose on the A55 at varying locations between the Llanfairfechan roundabout and the Conwy tunnel.
Despite attempts by the Roads Policing Unit to catch the dog, it continued to run in and out of swerving traffic that was travelling in excess of 70mph on an unlit carriageway.
The incident – which had "potential for a serious collision" happened during the early hours of Monday.
An officer who had tried to take hold of the dog was bitten.
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The breed of the dog, not pictured, has not been specified Photo: ALAMY
Chief Inspector Darren Wareing said that several calls were received by the North Wales Police control room shortly after 3am and the decision to take action was not taken "lightly".
He said: "The only safe option was to run the dog over at sufficient speed to ensure that it was destroyed and would not suffer. Other methods of destruction were considered, but were ruled out on the grounds of public safety."
Mr Wareing said that several attempts were made to catch the dog.
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"One car and an HGV had to swerve to avoid the dog whilst the officers remained on foot in the carriageway. The potential for a serious collision was present throughout, and in the circumstances there was no alternative way that officers could contain the dog and minimise risks to motorists."
An aeriel view of the area where the inceident took place
An aeriel view of the area where the inceident took place Photo: Google
He added: "Fast roads such as the A55 present inherent risks, and to have vehicles including an HGV having to swerve in the dark was deemed unacceptable as the officers witnessed a number of near misses, and were highly concerned about the potential aftermath of a high-speed collision.
"Both officers have their own dogs and did not take this decision lightly. Due to the seriousness of the incident it needed bringing to a conclusion quickly for the safety of all concerned."
Monday, 22 February 2016
Well today i had an assessment about getting back to work at launceston medical centre, This happened after a odd start as at 9,45 am i was rang to say their might not be able to make due to my appointment last one of day and may run late but then rerung to say ring at 2,45pm to see if can do,Anyway to make a long story short i later had to ring my volunteer driver to pick me up from 3,40 pm to 2,45pm to help assessment people out,Got to centre, a reall old depressing building ,showed my i d to prove i was me then waied until 3.40pm to see assessment person, a nurse ,eho the asked about my illness and if any changes since 4 years ago filling in forms and i mentioned that i had a possible right thalamic stroke,due development of pain in left side of jaw which spread gradually down my left side including arm and lower limb,my speech became less fluent with hesitancy and left arm more sensitive to touch.Had tests and given clopidogrel 75 mg as a secondary prevention. Due to this problem the nurse stopped the assessment as only a doctor can deal with brain health problems so i have to wait for an appointment for this but still get my benefits untill next assessment probably at Plymouth.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
But thanks to one man, he's alive.
For several years, a villager named Germain, despite his limited income, has stopped by to drop off food for the lonely chimp. While the diet of bread and bananas isn't enough for the roughly 40-year-old chimp to thrive, it's kept him alive — and it's clear he shows his gratitude.READ MORE =https://www.thedodo.com/ponso-chimp-left-to-die-1563220792.html
Frustrated residents say they have spent hours each day clearing the weeds, with piles at times reaching roof height.
Now the council says it is considering attaching large vacuums to street sweepers to deal with the problem.READ AND SEE VIDEO =http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-35609602
A film about the sound of Australian rock and the emergence of one of the world's greatest rock bands - AC/DC, or Acca Dacca as they are known in Australia, and the legendary music company, Albert Music (Alberts) that helped launched them on to the global rock scene.
Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Alberts created a house of hits in Australia that literally changed the sound of Australian popular music.
It started with the Easybeats and their international hit Friday On My Mind back in the 60s. In the 1970s when Australia was in the midst of a deep recession, a rough and ready pub rock sound emerged, characterised by bands like Rose Tattoo who were promoted by family-run company, Alberts. The raw power and fat guitar sound that characterised Aussie rock was pioneered by the Alberts and took Australia and the world by storm.
The sound of Aussie rock really exploded when the Alberts, a well-to-do family from the Sydney suburbs, joined forces with the Youngs, a Glasgow family who had emigrated to Australia. The result was AC/DC.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
With the release of Street Fighter V, it's time to look back at the comic books that have expanded the tales of our favorite warriors.There's no better time to look back at Street Fighter comics than the present. The latest installment of the fighting franchise, Street Fighter V, has finally arrived and there's even a new comic book from UDON. And it's definitely not the first. You could say that the series has as expansive a history in the comics as it does on consoles.
In various forms, Street Fighter has been released across the last two decades in different levels of quality. Ever since the popularity of Street Fighter II, the inclusion of it into any kind of adaptation has been a no-brainer. Not only was it one of the most popular games of the 90's, but its world and characters are only half-defined and there's creative freedom in that. You have a huge cast of names who are identified by just their appearances, gestures, a handful of quotes, several paragraphs of backstory, and an ending cutscene. Considering the video games are constantly redefining themselves (ie. how the Street Fighter Alpha games feel so different from the Street Fighter III games), there are always new characters to incorporate and old characters to revisit. read more =http://www.denofgeek.us/books-comics/street-fighter/235222/the-strange-history-of-street-fighter-comics
The scientists say that in tests, the fungi performed as well as the best engineered attempts from industry.
The study has been published in the journal, Science.
Fuel from foodEnvironmentalists have long criticised the current generation of biofuels that are produced from crops, such as maize, as they believe that using land for fuel instead of food drives up prices and impacts the poor.
Researchers have had some success making usable fuel from food and animal waste. But, so far, the ability to efficiently use the vast majority of cheap, waste organic material has eluded them.
The problem with turning wood chips and grasses into fuel is the matrix of complex molecules found in the cell walls of these tough materials.
Industrial attempts to break these down into the type of sugars that can be refined for fuel often require preheating or treatment with chemicals, which add to the complexity and the cost.read more =http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35612554
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Well the company is just starting and mainly focusing on wedding films at the moment as thats what brings in the money. But I am currently working on a bigfoot documentary. About the Sasquatch here on Vancouver Island.
Monday, 15 February 2016
my inspiration comes from a mixed love of myths and legends, my nordic and celtic roots, my aims are to get them printed to sell as pictures laptop covers cushion covers ect, i'g a pro photographer as well as a silversmith
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Saturday, 13 February 2016
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Thursday, 11 February 2016
North Devon Journal
Holsworthy couple feel isolated by poor transport links
By NDJJoe | Posted: February 11, 2016
Mark, 53, and Enid Raines, 59, find getting around difficult due to Enid's health problems
A MARRIED couple from Holsworthy say they feel isolated in their own home due to poor transport links in the town.
Mark, 53, and Enid Raines, 59, find getting around difficult due to Enid's health problems and the lack of public transport links.
But Devon County Council says the funding for public transport in Holsworthy has not been reduced and there are now extra bus journeys available to the health centre and hospital.
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Enid struggles with her breathing and knees making it difficult to walk even a short distance.
She has to book a car from the Holsworthy Rural Community Transport Service in order to get to doctors' appointments in town and these cars must be booked well in advance.
For former mental health worker Mark it is about more than just getting to doctors' appointments.
He said: "When Enid could walk more things were a lot easier but now it's more difficult to get to appointments because of the notice you have to give.
"If an urgent doctor's appointment was booked in for the same day we wouldn't be able to make it.
"If I wanted to take my wife out for the day as a treat we'd really struggle to do it. Taxis are prohibitively expensive
and difficult to get hold of.
He added: "The buses come very rarely and only really go to Bideford or Barnstaple."
Mark is aware there will be others in the same position.
He is hoping by speaking out others will feel more confident in coming forward with their complaints.
Holsworthy mayor John Allen has acknowledged there is a problem with transport links in the town, for which he blames county council cuts.
He said: "The area is suffering from the severe cut backs imposed on us by Devon County Council.
"It's affecting people who want to visit the town as well as residents wanting to leave.
"Often the problem is you can get somewhere but can you get back? However, I do understand the county council has faced tough choices after recent government cut backs."
Mr Allen is pleased with the work of the Holsworthy Rural Community Transport Service but says the service is limited by its ability to find funds.
A spokesman for Devon County Council said: "The council has not reduced its funding for public transport in the Holsworthy town area, and we are now in fact funding extra bus journeys to the health centre and hospital.
"In addition, the amount of funding that we give to local voluntary car schemes has also increased in the past two years."
Holsworthy's county councillor, Barry Parsons, said he knew some time ago transport links in Holsworthy were going to be put under strain.
He said: "What we have tried to do is put some more capacity into our transport links with schemes like the rural transport service.
"We always knew our links would be for the chopping block."
A spokesman for Stagecoach, which operates buses in the area, said: "Stagecoach already provides bus services between Holsworthy and destinations across Devon including Barnstaple, Okehampton and Exeter.
"Devon County Council subsidise a number of these – as well as other bus services in the area – as they have a responsibility to ensure that socially necessary services are provided.
"The current usage level of bus services in Holsworthy would not support any enhancements without additional financial support from the council to cover the running costs."
Monday, 8 February 2016
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Sunday, 7 February 2016
British firefighters give pets miniature oxygen masks The masks are ordered in from America at a cost of £90 a set
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Saturday, 6 February 2016
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