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Nathan Wrigley

Nathan is a podcaster over at WP Builds and WP&UP. He likes playing around on the internet and trying to look on the bright side of life!

red and black GR post office letter container

Apr 27 2020

International parcel with no address finds rightful recipient

Well this is nice. A parcel which was just addressed to "somewhere in Sheffield" was correctly delivered to the correct recipient after the postman decided that he just could not allow it to go undelivered. Marten Wedebrand, from Sweden, sent the parcel to his friend David Easson and marked the parcel with the words "vital survival stuff". He did not know the address of his friend so instead he just wrote all that he knew ...
The Zoom Suit

Apr 21 2020

We all need a ‘Zoom suit’!

This is just such a great idea. If you're one of the 50% of the human population that is under some kind of regime of staying at home as much as possible, you might enjoy this! It's easy for routines that were once the bedrock of our lives to start to slip. You used to: get up at 7am have a nourishing breakfast have a shower clean your teeth great dressed in suitable attire for ...
snow covered mountains under cloudy sky

Apr 14 2020

People in the Indian city of Jalandhar can once again see the Himalayan ranges

Some unexpected consequences of the fact that the world is at a virtual stand-still. The people of the city of Jalandhar woke up a few days ago to a sight that most thought was apocryphal, they could see mountains that they had never seen before. It's thought that the lack of movement of people and the resultant reduction in pollution has made the air cleaner and clearer. Less cars, less planes and less factories has ...

Apr 8 2020

Man invents open-source ventilator

So this is a nice story about a retired Canadian respiratory therapist, John Strupat, who has designed a cheap alternative to the respirators which are in such short supply at present. Although he's not manufacturing the equipment the fact that it's open-source means that anyone can download the deisgn and built it themselves. Most often such equipment is costly and as the manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the current rates of demand, hard ...

Apr 3 2020

Join our Facebook Group

At the same time as we started this website, we started a Facebook group. It's called the Good News Show and you can join it any time you want to. It's honestly been a pleasure to watch it grow to nearly 200 members in just a few days. Here are some highlights from this week: Imogen shares a video of her chickensSally shares an image of the first newly born lamb in her villageBrenda took ...

Apr 1 2020

Clapping for the NHS (National Health Service)

So this news a little old, in that it happened last week, but it's so worth publishing. The National Health Service is the organisation which covers the health of all (most) of the people. It's paid for out of general taxation and is free at the point of use. It's often criticised for the amount of time that you have to wait to get procedures done, but during the recent Covid-19 outbreak, it's been a ...

Mar 28 2020

Man runs marathon in his garden to raise money for cancer research

A man in the UK has run an entire marathon in his back garden. The unusual run was done in this was as the UK is on lockdown and people are being asked not to leave their house unless it is essential. Thirty-six year old James Page had been training to complete an ultra marathon across the Sahara desert and did not want to let it all go to waste. The marathon comprised of 873 ...

Mar 26 2020

Thousands sign up to volunteer for the UK Health Service

So I thought that this was worthy of mention. Pretty much all of the people in the UK are in lockdown. They are being asked to stay in their homes as much as is reasonably possible. A notable exception (along with a few other professions) are people who work for the NHS - the National Health Service. In anticipation that the NHS will be under massive pressure in the weeks to come, the UK government ...
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