Cookery Corner This memorable recipe we hope you willl find that it
gives you a lot of pleasure and many, many causes for
Yes, it's that time of year again. We've all had days when
we wake up and feel so sick, we just can't drag ourselves
out of bed. We know we have something but we're just
not sure if it's a little cold or something more. How
do you tell the difference? More..
Bees - Honey or
The bumble bee and her distant cousin the honey bee are often confused. Many
people believe that they both provide our honey. But the information pages highlight
the vast differences. More...
British Summer -
Deckchairs occupy a special place in British hearts, conjuring up quintessential
images of seaside postcards and ice cream, or the polished wooden deck of a cruise
ship. We look at the origin and history of the cultural icon of our British Seaside
and pavillions more..
Kingdom Brunel Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most
versatile, audacious and inspirational engineers of the nineteenth
century. To find out more click
The "Conker" season is upon us. "Conkers"
are the seeds, in the form of nuts, of the Horse Chestnut
tree. They are used for the school-child's game of the
same name. More..
Mobile phones and the internet are great – young
people can stay in touch with mates, chat to new friends,
and have fun with cool ringtones, photos and video clips.
But bullies can use these modern communcation methods too.
Advise and the background more..
While the dandelion is considered a weed by many gardeners and lawn owners, the
plant does have several culinary and medicinal uses. Dandelions are grown commercially
at a small scale as a leaf vegetable. Dandelion flowers can be used to make
dandelion wine more..
Lyneham has always been in the limelight, for various reason. Either, with the
military presence, its workhorse of giant Hercules transport aircraft carrying
out mercy missions in all four corners of the globe, being the first in last
out to all major conflicts. But there are many people that spend a few years
years here, transiting through either in their job or their parents have worked
in the local community. More...
ICE (In Case
of Emergency) ICE has been a multi-media phenomenon.
By entering the acronym ICE – for
In Case of Emergency – into the mobile’s phone
book, users can log the name and number of someone who should
be contacted in an emergency. more...
have the Answers
One of the things that never seems to get much coverage is newsgroups. These
can be an absolute goldmine of information and
deliver vast amounts of data surfers would otherwise have to search long and
hard for. More..
Sense Born: Quite a while ago Passed Away: Just Recently
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common
Sense who has been with us for many years. More...
the South Atlantic 1982
How do you make a Hercules, with a representative-payload range of 2,500 nautical
miles (4 630 km), fly from Ascension Island to the Falklands and back, a distance
of some 6,800 nautical miles (12 600 km), without landing? Find out about The
Falklands Campaign and the Hercules from RAF Lyneham more..
Radio - Marconi
the Pioneer of Telegraphy
We all take it for granted when listening to radio. Italian wireless pioneer
Guglielmo Marconi used to experiment with sending and receiving radio messages.
In 1898 he successfully transmitted signals across the English Channel, and in
1901 established communication with St John's, Newfoundland, from Poldhu in Cornwall,
and in 1918 with Australia More..
We're all proud when our babies start to talk but, as their speech develops,
so does their honesty. And it's not always what we want to hear! We share
their most cringe-worthy moments when their toddlers opened their mouths!
Home security It is often said that an Englishman's home
is his castle - or is it? When you leave for work, is
it really safe?. More..
Barometers and the
Amateur meteorologists love barometers: the instrument that makes us all expert
weather forecasters. For with a barometer you can not only measure the current
air pressure, but also see which direction the needle is going, and therefore
have a fair chance of predicting the weather to come. More...
We would urge you to be considerate when lighting bonfires, that's if you have
too. Before you light your bonfire please remember your neighbours - and
not necessarily those closely adjacent to you. Some guidelines and Environmental
Time (BST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Why do we put the clocks
forward and back during these time changes. Is it beneficial to us. BST
More... and GMT More...
of Duty - Morning Thought
A subject that
is always dear to our hearts and topical, the British weather. We look at the
way the weather makes unsung heroes as a result of an act of god, and all in
the call of duty. more..
Country Code Changes
Wiltshire countryside are as varied as the places you can visit. Most of them
are free of charge and all of them are great for your health! The official
guidance for visitors to the countryside has
been updated More...
Little did we know that the national emblem for Wales
and golden spring time flower would inspire the late
William Wordsworth to write such a powerful piece of
poetry. The Daffodils -
"I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er
vales and hills, .. more..
Dog Fouling and
Health Issues There is nothing more sure to cause arguments
than fouling by dogs. The owner may believe that his or her
pet can do no wrong, but to the person who steps in dog mess,
or whose children are playing in the area, there is a definite
problem that must be sorted out.More...
Fog, but what
Today's weather forecast: Widespread frost and fog. Generally frosty, foggy start,
with some fog persisting. Dense patches of freezing fog across Wiltshire. But
what is Fog? In a way it is just a low level cloud on the ground, where visibility
is drastically reduced, but find out how fog is formed. More..
the 29th February
Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. In many
of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose marriage to a man. Society
doesn't look down on such women. However, that hasn't always been the case. More..
Ronnie Barker Born:25th
September 1929 Passed Away:3rd
It's a final Goodnight from him.. Ronnie was pure gold in triplicate - as a performer,
a writer and a friend More...
Once in a Blue
Although the full moon occurred on Friday, 19th August 2005 looked like an ordinary
full moon, it was actually be a bit extraordinary—a blue moon More...
Time for Christmas Pretox! Do you dread piling on the pounds over the Christmas
period? Do you reach New Year's Eve and find that you cannot
squeeze into your clothes? Then why not try an apple
Christmas pretox and start the festive season with peace
of mind! More...
Is your toddler learning to play computer games or use E-books and other electronic
gadgets? Most parents want to introduce their children to things that will
stimulate their minds. That's why so many children spend so many hours playing
on the computer or watching videos. More..
Why is it that, every year, the onset of winter driving conditions catches so
many motorists out, the car is unprepared or the driver still thinks they
are driving like they did in the previous summer months. Weather changes,
conditions change, so we should change to suit the changes. More..
Norman Wisdom Born:4th
February 1915 Passed Away:4th
Thank you Norman for the endless pleasure you have given to so many people of all ages. You are a genius! RIP. More...