A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.
Firefighters battle wildfire in Yosemite National Park
Hundreds of homes were threatened as wildfire ravaged through America’s famed Yosemite National Park. The effects of a severe drought in California have been felt as nearly 2,000 firefighters battled the flames that threatened homes, vineyards and precious vegetation. Evgeny Tchebotarev, 29 from Toronto, Canada, took this footage from the edge of Yosemite National Park at El Portal as the California Fire department fought the flames with staff on the ground and helicopters in the air.
Videographer / Director: Evgeny Tchebotarev, Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Editor: Joshua Douglas.
Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reg
gie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel. Quartet will be showing in UK cinemas from 1 January 2013.