Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

Domesday Reloaded (Scarborough 1986)

“In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project. The project was probably the most ambitious attempt ever to capture the essence of life in the United Kingdom. Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country.

People were asked to record what they thought would be of interest in another 1000 years. ”

This has now been adapted and a current more up-to-date version is in the works.

For example the Open Air Theatre
Open Air Theatre

Or information on New Town Developments:
“The alteration of the main street banning traffic and paving the road is the most significant recent development. The old road was paved in the first half of 1984 by the council  workmen, and the area has been decorated with flower tubs, trees and  wooden seats leaving room for early  morning delivery vehicles. There are a wide variety of shops, supermarkets,  banks and building societies. The largest shop is Marks and Spencer which itself has been extended and  modernised. The precinct attracts a variety of buskers including a saxaphone player, a pianist and a  several bands who  perform during festivals. A recent development on the South Bay is an amusement complex,  called The Olympia, containing fast  food outlets, bumper cars, waltzers, a medieval village and a pub.”

Health & Fitness in the news – 16/05/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Government claims stats show Swapathon success – Marketing Week

The Government hit almost 80% of its target to encourage 1 million healthy swaps as part of its Great New Year Swapathon, according to the Department of Health.
Marketing Week

2. Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms are unworkable, says review chief – The Guardian

Steve Field, the GP appointed to head the NHS listening exercise, warns that key services could be destroyed. The senior doctor called in by David Cameron to review the government’s health reforms has dismissed them as unworkable and “destabilising” in provisional conclusions that could fatally undermine the plans.
The Guardian

3. Department of Health delays business plan release – MSN News

Fresh uncertainty surrounds the coalition’s NHS reforms after the Department of Health’s business plan was delayed. While other Whitehall departments have published updated details of their intentions for the next four years, the DoH will not release any information until a “listening exercise” on the controversial shake-up is complete.
MSN News

Health and Lifestyle

1. Exercise to beat depression – Womens Fitness Magazine

We all know that regular exercise pumps us full of endorphins, making us feel happier, but new research has shown that it can be as effective in treating depression as medication.
Womens Fitness Magasine