LINKS & INFORMATION PAGE
Welcome to my Links and Information Page,
which I hope you will find interesting and useful.
(For other locations, click on "Options" (below the map))
The UK Met Office site can be seen at
(To choose the region/area of your choice (UK), go to the Region Location, Postcode box – below the main regional map.)
(For the weather outside the UK, go to http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/world/world_forecast.html )
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The BBC weather can be seen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather
Visit BBC Weatherman, Paul Hudson's Weather Blog at http://www.bbc.co.uk/paulhudson
LATEST NEWS & SPORT
UK and World News:
Republic of Ireland and World News:
UK and World News:
There are pages also, with National and World News specifically tailored for the following:
Mike & Jules:
Really good site this. Gets you thinking.
The website of my good friend, & radio presenter,
Really good football and snooker related site.
See his brilliant comic strip illustrations.
The Adams Family - (Dalek Crew) are based in Leicestershire, East Midlands. They have built these Full Size Daleks for a challenge. In total it took 12 months to build three full size Daleks, A lot of hard work. They are still upgrading these all of the time. The Daleks are made from Fibreglass & have got Electric Wheelchairs inside each of them & Voice Modulators for the Dalek Voices. They are fully driveable.
This is a UK registered charity supporting families affected by DiGeorge syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion:
HERE IS A SELECTION ON SITES OF
PLACES I HAVE BEEN TO IN THE PAST:
Acquario di Cattolica (Le Navi)
Allerford (West Somerset Rural Life) Museum
Amberley Working Museum, Sussex:
Bishops Lydeard (West Somerset Railway):
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley:
Bradford Industrial Museum:
Burns Museum, Alloway, Ayr
Canadian Museum of History: Musée canadien de l'histoire, Ottawa:
(available in English and French)
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
(Available in English and French)
Coventry Transport Museum:
Crewe Heritage Centre:
Didcot Railway Centre:
East Anglian Railway Centre, Wakes colne, Essex:
Ellisland Farm - the birthplace of Robert Burns:
Glasgow Science Centre:
Great Orme, Llandudno (Summit Complex):
Kelvingrove Hall, Glasgow:
London Bus Museum, Cobham, Surrey:
Milestone Museum, Basingstoke:
Model Village, Godshill, Isle of Wight:
National Coalmining Museum, Wakefield:
National Media Museum, Bradford:
National Piping Museum, Glasgow:
National Railway Museum, York:
National Slate Museum, Llanberis:
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA:
Northern Lights, Tromsø, Norway:
Includes Live Webcam (Not available Late May to Early August:
Olympia, Greece (home of the ancient Olympics):
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire:
Riverside Museum, Glasgow (Formerly Glasgow Transport Museum):
Royal Armouries, Leeds:
Sheppey’s Cider Museum, Taunton
Smallest House in Great Britain, Conwy:
Spike Heritage Centre, Guildford:
Time trap Museum, Grimsby:
Tolson Museum, Huddersfield:
Transport Museum, Wythall:
Washford Radio Museum, Somerset:
West Somerset Railway:
Yesterday's World, Battle, East Sussex:
STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET
The internet is a fantastic and enjoyable thing, but unfortunately, there are some unsavoury and
dishonest people who misuse it. Be aware. Here are some useful tips on how to stay safe on line.
When logging in to some websites and forums, there is often a box to check that let's the computer you're using, remember your username & password. Do not assume these boxes are always unchecked when you start.
Please be aware the onus is frequently on you to actually UNCHECK these boxes, as they are often already checked when you sign in.
Spam is simply unwanted email & may have malicious intent such as spreading viruses, publishing hoax information or trying to steal confidential information.
Spoofed emails are a form of spam, where the sender’s address has been changed and it appears to be from someone else. E-mails can come though where the recipient & sender’s address is the same – i.e. You have sent yourself an email.
Phishing emails are another form of spam; they are intended to trick the receiver into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly, these emails can look very real & often use a spoofed sender’s address
If you are "social networking", be careful and aware of who you’re giving out information to about yourself.
The rule of thumb is…. "Do not give information about yourself on the internet that you wouldn't want the whole world to know" If you receive a message from someone you know (even yourself (It can happen!)) & it doesn’t seem right, treat it as spam. If you can, contact the sender by some other means to confirm validity. If you can’t, delete it without opening it. If you receive a “chain email”, do not forward it on, treat it is spam:
Do not reply to spam
Do not forward spam onto anyone else
Do not click on anything in a spam message – especially not the “click here to unsubscribe” button
Without opening it, delete the message, & clear out your “deleted items” regularly
As much as possible, limit the publicity of your email address – Do not give it to people & organisations that you have the slightest doubt about.
On Facebook, there is an increasing number of "rogue" apps appearing, where, when you go on them, unscrupulous people can obtain your private information, such as your postal address and telephone number. The best advice regarding this is, if you have any doubts about one whatsoever, do not go on it, and also, leave details such as these off your profile altogether.
There are always a lot of internet/e-mail scams going round. Do enjoy the internet, but think, be vigilant, and stay safe!
Information can be found on the following websites:
If you believe any crime is being, or has been committed, and you have any information, please visit
or call 0800 555 111