January rainfall breaks records!

Just a reminder to keep up to date with the flooding that is still affecting hundreds of people around the coast of the UK.

The BBC News wesbite has lots of articles and videos about the flood events, explanations of the bad weather and useful hints about how to cope in a flood.

This is very useful information for the GCSE and AS Level classes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25951536 – Living ‘island life’ in the floods

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25962332 – Article and video clip ‘Why has it been so wet?’

U6 Energy

Interesting pogramme you might like to watch:

‘Inside Out’ Monday 20th January 2014 BBC One 7.30pm

“In an energy special David Whiteley finds out how to cut household energy bills. Armed with a heat-sensitive camera, he discovers just how much heat our homes are losing. One of the scientists who helped pioneer energy efficient homes in Milton Keynes explains how technology has changed over 30 years. Plus, David visits one of the most energy efficient houses in the country in Essex, and finds out how it’s possible to heat a 3-bedroom home for just £120 a year.

From a mansion in Essex to a fish and chip shop, Inside Out goes on the road with the energy detectives, tracking down the thieves who steal thousands of pounds worth of electricity and gas, with honest consumers footing the bill.”