Well done Nicole Cooke!

 

Today we saw the first gold medal of the 2008 Olympics to be won by a Brit.

As a member of Team GB she competes under the Union Flag and is not allowed to display her origins, so here is a Welsh Dragon to keep her company:

Well done Nicole !!!

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'Shock' increase in animal cruelty

 

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The South Wales Evening Post today reported a ‘shock’ increase in animal cruelty in the last year.

 

The BBC ran a similar story this morning.

 

 

 

However, whilst the figures are distressing and the number of badly treated animals is disgracefully high, the fact is that the 2007 Animal Welfare Act is doing exactly what it was meant to do.

As a direct result of last year’s legislation, which Continue reading

Rescue dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a day when all the rest of news is sad or bad, it is great to hear some good news for once.

 

This Newfoundland is being trained to rescue people from the sea in Swansea.

The picture came from the Daily Mail and you can read more about this Super-Dog here

 

 

Formula One returning to the Beeb

Hooray! I have to say that I for one am delighted that Formula One is to return to the BBC after twelve years of missed moves during lengthy adverts.

I have long advocated that ITV needed to insert a window into the adverts so that people could continue to watch the racing that they had tuned in to see, as is done on Spanish TV.

But this new announcement is even better.

All I hope now is that the Beeb has the sense and fortune to include Martin Brundle in its production team…. he was the one worthy asset ‘owned’ by ITV.

I am perfectly happy for my TV licence fee to be used to allow me to watch what I want to see without interruption by long and often boring adverts. Meanwhile for this season, I shall have to do as I always do, and go and make a cuppa during the intervals