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Jennifer Jones comes to Wenlock

It’s hard to imagine, but in 1949 Hollywood descended on my little home town of Much Wenlock. Both its locations and inhabitants featured in David O. 800 more words

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“production from local resources for local needs is the most rational way of economic life.”    E F Schumacher


You could call this the mother of all light bulb moments: a piece of African technology transfer that would have been right up E.F. 485 more words

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Hyena Heist in the Mara

First light on the Mara plains, and the Marsh Pride lionesses have eaten well. In the night they have killed a giraffe and are resting up near the remains of the carcase.  232 more words

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giant gwendol makes the wrekin

As hills go, The Wrekin (pronounced REE-kin) in my home county of Shropshire is not very high – just over 400 metres (1300 feet) . But then, as estate agents say, location is all, and this is the only big hill for miles around. 690 more words

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Falls in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

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Floating not flooding: Adeyemi's 'Ark-ademy'

Photos © 2014 NLÉ

And what is this extraordinary structure?

Why, a floating school of course. It is also a prototype building created by Nigerian-born architect, Kunle Adeyemi  and his Amsterdam-based company NLÉ. 591 more words

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