Noise Pollution

Live Or Work On A Busy Road? The Truth About Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

While we’re all aware of the term noise pollution, most of us regard it as just an irritant we have to put up with. The construction site near the o...

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

The Rush Hour Commute Is Quite Literally Killing Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case you weren’t already enjoying sitting stationary in gridlock traffic, here’s something to make you feel a little better about the situ...

Three Arguments Against Heathrow's Third Runway

Jonathan Young | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

Heathrow's third runway has been a political football for a number of successive governments. But after the Airports Commission's recommendations this summer, it is about to be kicked out of the long grass.

Why the Statue of David Has a Small Penis

Ashley Hames | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Why is this basic consideration for other people so lacking? For me, an Englishman abroad, it's bizarre. I'm pretty sure that door construction is fairly uniform throughout Western Europe. Even in Palermo, doors boast the technical wizardry known as 'door knobs' or 'handles.'

Why Living Next To A Busy Road Could Increase Obesity Risk

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you live next to a busy road, train track or even under a flight path? If so, it could have an effect on the size on your waistline. A new study...

Heathrow and Gatwick Battle It Out in the Media But Is Either Environmentally Deliverable?

James Lees | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
James Lees

Do any of the new proposals deliver on environmental issues? Many of the new ideas, such as noise compensation schemes and a congestion charge, aim to tackle these impacts but much of what has been proposed either misses the key questions or makes impressive promises on issues that are outside the control of airports.

Are Noisy Neighbours Becoming More of a Nuisance?

Jody Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.

Why the Green Light for a New Runway Could Still Turn Red

James Lees | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Lees

Without any reassurances from the independent Commission, communities will look to politicians to provide them. The Airports Commission has failed for now to achieve its purpose to take the politics out of the airports debate. Has this week's announcement really given the green light to a new runway or just reopened the political debate?

Can Super-Fast Hand Dryers Damage Your Hearing?

Tom Rokins | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

If you are reading this, then you probably suspect what the answer may be. Sadly, your suspicions would seem to be correct - it would seem that yes, the relatively new "super-fast" hand dryers can indeed negatively impact your hearing.

A Piece of Quiet Marks Some Hope in a Noisy, Noisy World

Monty Munford | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monty Munford

I am writing this piece, like many writers before me, in a cafe. I've found a good space, I can watch people from an anonymous vantage point and the coffee is good. In the old days I would be smoking a cigarette as well, but times move on.

Is This The Most Annoying Office Habit Ever?

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Noisy eating by colleagues tops a list of office gripes by British workers, according to a survey. More than half (57%) identified the habit as the...

Road Traffic Noise Could Be Making You Ill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The health benefits of getting your 40 winks are no secret. Studies have linked disrupted sleep patterns to Alzheimer's disease, while it's claimed th...

Stop Listening To So Much Damn Music

Paul Kilbey | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Paul Kilbey

I went to bed at about half past eleven last night. That's fairly early for me. (Read on, this gets interesting.) I was quite tired, having finished work late, and then I'd had two cocktails, which were great but did not serve to wake me up. All in all, come half past eleven, I wanted to go to sleep.