Overstretched police? 19 police cars sent to protect Baronet Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland from fox hunting protesters
If you live in Cambridgeshire and found the police too busy to attend your call on the 23rd of December – it’s probably because NINETEEN Cambridgeshire police cars were sent to protect a fox hunt organised by Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, 4th Baronet.
The police turned up in force and then proceeded to threaten the peaceful anti-hunt protesters with CS gas spray:
Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir David Attenborough underwent successful heart surgery to fit a pacemaker in London today.
The 87-year-old, who was forced to cancel a trip to Australia, had been told by his cardiologist “that he is in urgent need of a pacemaker,” according to a statement from his publicist.
A spokesman for the naturalist said the TV star was doing well following the procedure today.
He said: “Sir David has now had the operation and his doctors are satisfied with his progress.”
The presenter of award-winning programmes such as Life on Earth and The Living Planet was due to embark upon a sold-out speaking tour of Australia next week.
The trip, which was due to start in Brisbane, has now been cancelled while Sir David remains in the UK for treatment. The statement expressed his “extreme disappointment” at its postponement and said he hopes to reschedule the tour as soon as he recovers from surgery.
His spokesman earlier told PA that Sir David was still his “lively self” and the described the operation as a “minor procedure”.
Sir David has spent six decades presenting programmes for the BBC. He recently unveiled a new slot for Radio 4 called Tweet Of The Day. Each episode lasts a minute and a half and features the song of a particular species of bird.
Speaking in January about his age, Sir David said: “I’m 86 now and I’ve been broadcasting for 60 years. I don’t want to slow down. Retirement would be so boring.”
The broadcaster, who was born in Isleworth, London in 1926, is the only person to have won a Bafta award for programmes in black and white, colour, HD and 3D.
Sir David has been named Britain’s greatest living national treasure.
source: The Independent
If you’re a photographer, nature lover, rambler (or dogger) and live in the UK, I found a very useful site called Visit Woods, run by the Woodland Trust.
It’s one of those, ‘Enter postcode and we’ll find X nearby’ deals. It’s a great idea. I found wooded areas only a few miles away from me that I hadn’t realised existed. Found just in time for photographing those rich autumnal colours.