The Guardian: Psychosis cases soar in England as pandemic hits mental health

The Guardian: Psychosis cases soar in England as pandemic hits mental health . “Cases of psychosis have soared over the past two years in England as an increasing number of people experience hallucinations and delusional thinking amid the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic. There was a 75% increase in the number of people referred to mental health services for their first suspected episode of psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021, NHS data shows.”

The Guardian: Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes

The Guardian: Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes. “The Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer contains thousands of sites identified on half a million aerial photographs covering more than half the country. Further archaeological remains have been identified using airborne laser scanning technology known as lidar (light, detection and ranging), which creates 3D images of the Earth’s surface.”

UK National Trust: Full personal collection of photographs taken by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff at Sutton Hoo excavation digitised and online for the first time

UK National Trust: Full personal collection of photographs taken by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff at Sutton Hoo excavation digitised and online for the first time. “Schoolmistresses and close friends, Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, were serious amateur photographers with an interest in archaeology. In the summer of 1939, they visited Sutton Hoo in Suffolk and went on to create an extraordinary photographic record of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.”

Royal Central: Thousands of Prince Albert’s Papers Online for the First Time

Royal Central: Thousands of Prince Albert’s Papers Online for the First Time. “There are over 22,000 items now available on the site, including photographs, prints, and archival documents. The Royal Collection, along with the Royal Archives and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, have all contributed items. The new 5,000 items focus on Albert in a handful of key areas: his role as a father, as a husband, as a reformer of the Royal Household, as a visionary, and a patron of photography.

Covid: More than 300,000 suspected of breaking quarantine rules (BBC)

BBC: Covid: More than 300,000 suspected of breaking quarantine rules. “Nearly a third of people arriving in England and Northern Ireland as the coronavirus Delta variant took off may have broken quarantine rules. More than 300,000 cases were passed to investigators between March and May, according to figures seen by the BBC. The government was not able to say how many of these were found to have broken the rules or could not be traced.”

BBC: London transport staff warned of anti-mask posters with razor blades

BBC: London transport staff warned of anti-mask posters with razor blades. “London transport staff have been warned after anti-mask posters with razor blades on the back were found, a union has said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it had raised the issue of ‘Masks Don’t Work’ posters with Transport for London (TfL). TfL said it was not aware of any incidents involving blades but had given advice to its workers. A similar poster was found in Cardiff where a woman was injured removing it.”

Digital Trends: Ambitious graveyard project ‘looks a bit like Ghostbusters’

Digital Trends: Ambitious graveyard project ‘looks a bit like Ghostbusters’. “In a massive project dubbed ‘the Google Maps for graves,’ some 19,000 churchyards across England will have their headstones digitally mapped. The plan is to create a free online database that will help people research local history or learn more about their family tree. The gathered information should also help to improve the overall management of such sites.”

Today’s Wills & Probate: Archaeologists to digitise burial records following HS2 excavation

Today’s Wills & Probate: Archaeologists to digitise burial records following HS2 excavation. “Archaeologists working on the HS2 rail link are looking for volunteers to help digitise the burial records of 57,639 Londoners who lived in the city in the 18th and 19th century. The information relates to St James’s Burial Ground near Euston station, where more than 31,000 burials were excavated as part of HS2’s archaeology work between 2018 and 2019.”

Hull Live: Families share memories of airship disaster to mark 100th anniversary

Hull Live: Families share memories of airship disaster to mark 100th anniversary. “An appeal for information ahead of the 100th anniversary of an airship disaster that claimed dozens of lives has unearthed a range of ‘touching’ stories and artefacts from the families of casualties, survivors and witnesses. The R.38/ZR-2 exploded mid-flight and crashed into the Humber in front of thousands of onlookers in Hull on August 24 1921, leaving 44 of the aircraft’s 49-strong British and American crew dead.”

Museums+Heritage Advisor: New funding opportunities launched as Paul Mellon Centre film series champions properly funded research

Museums+Heritage Advisor: New funding opportunities launched as Paul Mellon Centre film series champions properly funded research. “Telling previously unknown or seldom told stories unearthed by recipients of its funding awards, one of six films charting a broad range of topics will be released each week from today. Shot on location at venues including the British Museum and the British School at Rome, the short films – each no longer than six minutes to ensure maximum impact – have been conceived not only to highlight intriguing new research but to make the case for the importance of properly funded scholarship.”

NBC News: England reopened amid a delta surge, then cases fell. Are there lessons for the U.S.?

NBC News: England reopened amid a delta surge, then cases fell. Are there lessons for the U.S.?. “The U.K. boasts one of the world’s most successful campaigns, with more than 88 percent of adults receiving one dose, and 73 percent a second, according to government data as of Wednesday. For the U.S., that drops to 70 percent for one dose and 60 percent for two — and rates are far lower in Southern states such as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Officials there are now in the same race of vaccine-versus-variant that Britain has been battling this summer.”

Century-old sunshine: Photos of an Edwardian family enjoying summer holidays are saved from the refuse tip (The Independent)

The Independent: Century-old sunshine: Photos of an Edwardian family enjoying summer holidays are saved from the refuse tip. “John Thomson, 43, discovered 400 photos on glass plate negatives and rolls of film when he was working in a secondhand book shop 12 years ago…. John, from Bath, Somerset, started processing the pictures using his smartphone and online software and shared them on Twitter.”

Saffron Walden Reporter: Essex village celebrates 1,000 years of memories with new archive

Saffron Walden Reporter: Essex village celebrates 1,000 years of memories with new archive. “St Botolph’s Church in Hadstock was consecrated 1,001 years ago, with celebrations marking the milestone throughout 2020 and 2021. Hadstock’s online archive has been launched at the end of the celebrations as a record of 1,000 years in the life of an Essex village.” Read the article and see all everything they did for the archive.