Covid’s not the only risk to kids

There has been much debate about whether schools are COVID safe in terms of the children themselves, teachers, and the potential spread of virus in the wider community …with much debate throughout the pandemic as to whether schools should have closed. But as all...

Swampy’s back – and it’s risky

‘Swampy Returns’ may have the ring of a low budget movie but nonetheless is enough to horrify the contractors building the so-called high-speed railway HS2. …The ‘real life’ Swampy, who came to fame as an environmental protester in the 1990s, is one of the...

Covid payout isn’t all it seems

The fanfare announcement of the long-awaited Business Interruption COVID test case from certain sections of the media gave the impression that all policies would now pay out... …However, the reality is that while a significant number of businesses will receive...

Blockbuster film plot revealed

Tis the season for a traditional Christmas Blockbuster film. The UK’s track and trace system is searching the night skies. It spots an object far, far away. Then another and another: asteroids and heading straight at us. The scientists are ushered into the PM’s...

Dark Cloud on the Horizon

Events on the other side of the world generally have little direct impact on us and a year ago Chinese wet markets or chemical laboratories would have been of little interest or concern to all but a few. But COVID may now make us pay closer attention to risks that...

Figures Deserving of a big graph?

The figures are stark: some may say of epidemic proportions. 106,291 cases in England and Wales during 2019. That’s 291 a day or one every 5 minutes. …The fallout is frequently costly and at the very least inconvenient although few culprits are brought to...