Daredevil floats 6 kilometers with helium balloons

A man tied himself to 200 multi-coloured helium-filled balloons and floated over shark-infested waters from the island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison over to Cape Town. South African Matt Silver-Vallance, 37, dressed in a wetsuit, carried out the stunt from Robben Island to the mainland to raise money for the Nelson Mandela … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

It was Easter last week – do we remember our childhood and the message of Easter, Bible stories and the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Do you remember stories from the Old Testament and the warnings about sin and punishment? Do you really think this is the time for processions supporting gay marriage…for political decisions to … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1990

The leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Rushing around this afternoon because someone had collapsed ion the office. Anyway in the middle of getting this sorted, one of the many Drongo’s who I have the misfortune to share the planet, let alone the office AND being sidled up to me (he’s one of those people who stand far too close) and in … [Read the full story]

Should Prostrate cancer be operated immediately?

A diagnosis of prostate cancer is shocking and most often quite unexpected…the thought of a tumour growing inside you is sickening. Almost immediately, men face a decision about treatment – and the first impulse is, for many, to want it cut out. As an oncologist with more than 15 years specialising in the condition, you … [Read the full story]

Terry O’Neill-life of a photographer to the stars

Terry O’Neill was fast asleep in his Mayfair flat when the phone rang in the early hours. He woke with a start and answered it, anxious not to wake his wife, actress Vera Day. He knew it would be Peter Sellers. ‘Why can’t I attract girls?’ moaned the actor, who often called at 2am to … [Read the full story]