This is the amazing transformation of a Coventry garden - which was turned into a tranquil space, thanks to some TV help. When Paul Bratby and Victoria Hurst moved into their first house together in Radford three years ago, their garden resembled a jungle. Brambles and weeds ran riot, and the couple could not even see as far down as the bottom of the garden. Despite the fact that it was in a sorry state, the potential was there, and the garden even came with an unusual feature - an original World War Two air raid shelter. With months of hard work, an array of tools, and help from Victoria's dad Jim, the garden was eventually restored to a neutral state. The couple had bold plans for the rear of their property, but needed help to see their dreams become reality. Following a chance conversation, the wheels were set in motion. Paul said: "The garden remained a blank canvas for a while due to lack of time with work, and the garden slowly started to see the return of weeds and not much … [Read more...] about The amazing transformation of a garden with a WWII shelter
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This week, Apple will reveal the future of your iPhone – and any other product you might happen to own. The company is hosting WWDC, its annual conference. Right in the middle of that is the keynote where the company shows off updates to the various operating systems and software that power all of its products. The event will take place all through next week. But the big keynote happens on 4 June, in the morning pacific time so much later on in the day in the rest of the world. What is WWDC? The event's full name is Worldwide Developers Conference, which gives you a pretty good picture of what happens. It serves as a place for app developers to meet each other and learn about the future of Apple's various platforms, and for Apple to discuss that future with them. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018: What is Apple’s big event, will there be a new iPhone and how do I watch it?
PUBLISHED: 15:38 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:01 04 April 2018 Emma Youle Dr Claire Davies has worked in Hackney for 15 years and says she see the daily affects of inadequate housing on her patients' health. Picture: Emma Youle Archant The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle An empty packet of prescription drugs found outside a homeless hostel in Dalston A Hackney GP has spoken of seeing the impact of homeless hostels on patients’ mental and physical health, saying hostels are an “unacceptable way to live”. Dr Claire Davies has been at the frontline of treating health problems linked with inadequate housing in the borough and says people in hostels can easily end up on the edge of society. Speaking as part of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless campaign, … [Read more...] about ‘Terminally ill patients are dying in hostels’: Hackney GP reveals health toll of housing crisis
You take your phone out of your pocket, probably not thinking about even doing so, look at it and immediately feel miserable – but there you'll stay, scrolling and scrolling, more and more miserable. Just a few minutes later you'll probably put it away and then do it all over again. And you'll repeat that cycle, every few minutes, over and over until you go to sleep – a sleep probably disturbed by the fact that you feel compelled to look at your phone when you wake up from it. None of this was inevitable. Technology wasn't supposed to make you miserable; it didn't have to be built around hijacking your attention, taking it hostage and selling it to the highest bidder. Indeed, it wasn't always this way. And it could easily stop being, according to Rohan Gunatillake, who – as well as creating mindfulness apps like Buddhify – speaks and writes on the application of techniques from meditation and mental wellbeing in technology. Gadgets and tech news in pictures … [Read more...] about Can you have a healthy relationship with your phone? Mindfulness could be the key to stopping technological misery
Rainbow Six Siege has been out for three years. But it's still continuing to get major updates. Developers Ubisoft have announced a whole host of new features for the shooter that are intended to keep its players – 27 million worldwide, and growing – happy and continuing to play the game. Chief among those updates is a brand new Outbreak Mode, which adds zombies into the game. In line with other shooters such as Call of Duty, this mode allows people to switch into killing an undead horde rather than human characters, and rewards people for staying alive. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. Jet Capsule/Cover Images 2/43 A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege update: Latest Ubisoft announcement brings range of new features to beloved game