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Communities coming together to clean

Sometimes the streets of communities can become littered and dirty, given the area an air of neglect. Once loved parks can slowly turn into makeshift landfills, deterring children from playing there like they once used to. People living in these places can try and enlist their neighbours to help clean the streets. There are many projects

Date posted: 31st May 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Dads who do chores ‘boost daughters’ ambitions’

All parents want their children to do well in life and it turns out in some cases providing the right foundations could be as simple as picking up a dustpan and brush.  Fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters with big aspirations, according to new research from the University of

Date posted: 31st May 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Fancy a game of snakes and ‘loo’ders’?

The residents of a town in Spain are afraid to sit on their porcelain thrones after one woman unknowingly sat down and left her bottom vulnerable to the fangs of a snake, according to the Local. Iris Castroverde was going about her business when the brightly coloured reptile slithered out of the toilet bowl and

Date posted: 30th May 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Meet the cleaning octopus

The world of robotic cleaning machines could be about to get a lot stranger if an octopus-inspired device wins a competition hosted by Electrolux, according to the Mail Online. Tody, a robot with four arms, could leave every inch of your home tidy and fresh if his creator wins the prestigious Electrolux Design Challenge. The

Date posted: 29th May 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Roll on the introduction of the texting toilet

There is nothing worse that using a public toilet, reaching for the loo roll and suddenly realising that the holder is empty.  After the initial panic you search your pockets and bag for a pack of tissues or frantically ask your neighbour if they can help. However, soon you might never feel that sense of

Date posted: 30th Apr 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Britain has a big dry cleaning bill

How many times this week have you spilled something on yourself? How often does your child walk in after school covered in all sorts of stains? You’re not alone, as a whole Brits ruin £2.7 billion worth of clothes every year, according to a survey from Lenor. There is nothing like the feeling of utter

Date posted: 30th Apr 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Spring clean cupboards, Brits told

People have been urged to spring clean their kitchen cupboards and medicine cabinets in the wake of recent research.  A Healthspan study has shown that 13 of the 57 things that are held in an average kitchen cabinet are thought to possibly be out of date.  It was also found that a fifth of households

Date posted: 29th Apr 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Four teachers you find in every school

Whenever you find yourself reminiscing about your old school days with friends or colleagues the same types of teaching characters pop up. No matter what kind of educational establishment you went to in your early teens, this is likely to happen. Whether they were scary, friendly, flakey, strict or cool, they made an impression on

Date posted: 24th Apr 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Graffiti: From the awful to the artistic

When it comes to mess that can really spoil both private and public property, graffiti has to be one of the worst offenders.  Though at times – with the right artist working in the right space – it's easy to see how it can become art, there still remains the problem of genuinely disruptive graffiti. 

Date posted: 15th Apr 2014

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A new player in the war on germs

A hospital in Los Angeles has combined the Jetson’s robotic maid Rosie with Robocop to create a machine that monitors the halls, zapping germs as it goes. The robot – affectionately named Miss Violet – was created to help reduce the number of people that die from infections they have contracted while staying in hospitals.

Date posted: 11th Apr 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments

Graffiti art vandalised in Bolton

Some of the time, graffiti is something that people simply want to get rid of – an unwanted mess. But there's also graffiti out there which is created by artists and can improve an environment.  In a clash of artistic graffiti and vandalism, a mural by Tony Brady (otherwise known as Tony kELzO) in Bolton

Date posted: 27th Mar 2014

Posted In: Educational Establishments