The Norfolk Broads – A Boating Resurgence?

Tranquil, relaxing and quintessentially British, a holiday on the Norfolk Broads has been the pleasure of the tourist for over a century. With growing evidence that holidaymakers are looking at alternatives to beach holidays in distant locations, is there a rise in the number seeking a boating experience on the Broads?

And is the hire boat industry, part of the region’s £600 million leisure economy, equipped to attract a new breed of customer?


Tidal Surges Explained

In the night of 31st January 1953 a storm surge along the UK’s east coast led to the loss of 327 lives. The East Coast is presently bracing itself against a surge, but what exactly are these meteorological demons and how are they caused?


Living With Disability

Richard Farrar was face down on the bottom of the swimming pool. He knew he could not move. Moments later, he was fighting for his life.

As he begins the preparations for his fiftieth birthday celebrations,  I talked with him and examined his journey from the brink of death.

From Flanders Fields To Buttonhole

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow – Between the crosses, row on row.”

 Every Remembrance Sunday citizens of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth unite in wearing a poppy.  But how did this humble wild flower get from the battle-torn fields of Northern Europe to our buttonholes?


The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is celebrating its bi-centenary this year. An exhibition, in the building’s Octagon Gallery, charts its history from the death of its founder, Richard 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrrion in 1816 to the present day. The exhibition was launched to coincide with the publication of a new book: The Fitzwilliam Museum: a Read more about The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge[…]