A brief history of the motorway

We rely on our highways every day for trips and commuting and the network is very important for the economy of our country. But, how much do you know about the nation’s motorway network? Here is a brief history of these important roads: The first toll road The first toll road in the UK was…

What a way to escape from a gold robbery.

You might think that when you have just stolen a load of gold bullion you might want to make the escape with a bit subdued and low key. This was not the position that Charlie Croker and his gang took in the classic 1960’s movie The Italian Job. They planned it so that the only…

When is it time to get a stairlift?

As we get older, the time may come when everyday tasks become more difficult than they used to. Walking up the stairs often places a great deal of pressure on the joints and muscle groups that the elderly can find very sore. Other problems such as arthritis or a prior hip fracture – as well…

The importance of working safely with electricity

Electric voltage and electric current present in regular businesses and homes have enough power to cause death by electrocution. You might be surprised to learn that even changing a bulb on a lamp that is still plugged into the mains can be hazardous! What kind of injury can you get from electrical current? People get…

Britain’s Oldest Trees

The older the tree, the more stories it has to tell. Fortunately, the UK is home to a large number of old trees, trees that would have witnessed some very important historical events. Ancient trees have been worshiped, become part of local legends and even fear for hundreds of years. Here are some of the…

Record breaking trees

Trees are majestic and beautiful, providing us with the air we need to breathe. They can be very large and grand or small and compact, but whatever the size or appearance of them, we need them and more of them. Trees provide us with everything from shelter and oxygen through to paper and timber that…

Different ways to remove asbestos from your bathroom

Asbestos is known for its durability, fire resistance, and padding qualities. But it has been noted that asbestos causes more harm than good and is no longer suggested to be used in buildings. Asbestos-containing objects could be used in the bathrooms on the walls, fixtures, and floors. It was commonly used in the 60s due…

What seasonal ingredients can you use in February

Warming winter soups, iron-packed greens, and nutritious mussels and mackerel are on the menu this February. When looking to use seasonal ingredients, February is a month that is packed with immune-boosting vegetables to ward off winter coughs and colds. Image Credit Whether you look to the UK or further afield in Europe, there is more…

Why does my drain smell bad?

A pongy drain is not a pleasant experience and often difficult to eradicate. Homeowners get fed up with the lingering smell coming from the drains, and they have done everything they can think of to get rid of it. Often the smell from the drain engulfs the entire house and become a real nuisance. What…