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What is it like to be a UK survivalist?

What is it like to be a UK survivalist?

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Water gushes through the cracks, high winds crash against your windows, and sparks fly as the electrics blow. Outside, two men fight savagely over tinned beans, water rising up to their bellies as the foundations of another house give way. Catastrophe has struck, will you survive? In the UK, most of us are lucky enough to have never experienced a natural disaster. So most of us probably don’t ever worry about this type of scenario, let alone prepare for one. But there are a growing number of people determined to lay the groundwork for a rainy day, and secure survival in any situation. Whether a manmade disaster or freak accident hits – they are prepared. Tom Linden is a survival instructor from North Yorkshire, specialising in the effects of nuclear weapons. He is what is comm
NHS mental health services are failing BME communities

NHS mental health services are failing BME communities

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Mainstream services have “a lot to learn” from the poorly funded voluntary groups picking up the pieces. By Alex Leonards. North Croydon, home of Crystal Palace Football Club, host to hopeful asylum seekers crammed into dreary buildings – a place where male life expectancy is nine years lower than a few miles south. A gamblers dream, where betting shops dominate street corners and abandoned offices stand by littered pavements. In South Croydon, a short drive away, residents enjoy coffees in art cafés, visits to medieval churches, and strolls along the Happy Valley. The most populous London borough is divided by wealth and deprivation, as well as by its great expanse. But Croydon is also divided by race. North Croydon is ethnically diverse, some of its areas have a majority Black a

Collectors’ retreat on Southbank.

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The Vintage Car boot sale on 14th and 15th March had more than 100 classic vehicles on display. By Fabeha Syed  subedited by  Qiwei Wang Mr. Thatcher, a trader had all his collectibles and paintings displayed on his van. Among the traders and proud owners of Vintage cars, many collectors were also among the crowd displaying their antiquated collection near the Southbank this weekend. These collections ranged from vintage fashion, heir looms, clothing, accessories, books and many other forms of collectibles. “There are many retro lovers who can willingly pay anything to own a piece of old world charm. It’s my job to sell the collection I’ve got over the years” said Danny on asking if he feel awkward selling what many people consider treasure. His 1960s Mini Cooper had displaye

The future of healthcare is in technology

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Health minister Jeremy Hunt showed off a USB containing entire human DNA genome, displaying technological advancements at e-Heath conference. Reporter: Brendan Westhoff Subeditor: Nader Kaddour  Technology encompasses all aspects of modern day life. We shop, manage our finances, communicate and maintain an active social life, all using a small device that fits in a trouser pocket. Over recent years, technology has been incorporated into health, with wearable technology measuring vital signs, calculating calories burnt and steps ran, and also with games like Wii Fit reaching a mass market. Soon, the use of technology could be an integral part of NHS healthcare, with online access to medical records, and the use of apps for managing diseases such as diabetes, or support for quit
London celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

London celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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After the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the capital will host other important and traditional events to commemorate the patron of Ireland. Reporter: Cristiana Ferrauti – @Cristiana16492 Sub-editor: Jipsa George The 15th of March will mark the celebrations for one of the most famous cultural event related to the Irish community. Ireland and London prepare to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March, to commemorate the death of their patron, St. Patrick, occurred of the fifth century. Some Numbers 430,000 Irish-born people are residents in the UK, according to the 2011 Census for England and Wales and 2011 Census for Scotland. The majority of them arrived before 1981. Since then, the migration of Irish people to Britain has decreased. The massive migration, kno