Campaign Against Living Miserably: Depression & suicide

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Campaign Against Living Miserably logo

The untimely death of Robin Williams made the headlines throughout the world and highlighted not only depression, but male suicide – which is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-49. In 2012 there were nearly 6,000 suicides, of which 77% were male.
 Jason McCrossan spoke to Jane Powell – Director of the men’s charity CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably.

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UK Film Review W/ending 17th August 2014

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On Jason McCrossan’s Friday DriveTime show on 106.9 SFM, Chris Olsen from http://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk provides us with the top picks of the week in films and DvD releases.

To Listen Live: http://www.sfmradio.com

Hurricane Bertha -v- England

Ahoy! A car driving along Crown Quay Lake
Ahoy! A car driving along Crown Quay Lake

We had been warned about it for quite a couple days.  We knew weren’t going to receive a full lashing from Bertha – in fact, she was an ex-Hurricane – but that made it all the better because we get the excitement of extreme weather – without the real hard nosed consequences.

And so, when she arrived in the afternoon of 10th August – she came with a drum roll of thunder and an almighty clatter of rain against our windows.  It wasn’t so much that she was a spectacular sight or did lots of damage – more, she reminded us that our drains don’t work; our roads flood easily and roofs leak.  Thanks Bertha – now, can we get back to enjoying summer again?

Some of the pictures I took from around Sittingbourne during the “aftermath”!

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A Sittingbourne resident starts the clear up process
More friends and neighbours help one Sittingbourne resident
More friends and neighbours help one Sittingbourne resident
A carboat
A carboat

Astronomy Update with Mike Culley July 2014

Mike Culley is the Education & Learning Officer at the Southend Museum & lecturer at the Planetarium; the only public Planetarium facility in the south-east of England, outside of London. He regularly speaks to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about the latest developments in our space and solar system.