Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Manufacturing Jobs Announced

After bad news in chocolate and steel manufacturing some good news in cars and nuclear engineering. Most of it with the help of government loans. Nissan announced that their new electrically powered car, the Nissan Leaf, will be produced in Sunderland from 2013. … Continue reading

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Restaurant owner arrested for stopping burglary

A double nightmare event at the Raj Proot Restaurant in East Sussex when the restaurant owner stopped youths raiding his beer cellar and was then arrested, fingerprinted, photographed and had his DNA taken. Nightmare 1: to be arrested for stopping thieves. Nightmare 2: … Continue reading

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Illegal single budgerigar

In Switzerland it’s illegal to keep a budgerigar alone in a cage and today there is a referendum on whether animals should have legal representation if they are mistreated.   I’m not keen on the latter but quite like the double … Continue reading

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British taxpayers fund Korean car industry

The government kept the car scrappage scheme in place and extended it to central heating boilers, claiming it as a big success. Yet looking at car sales in the last few months it appears the makers of Hyundai and Kia have … Continue reading

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Slacken the thumbscrews on Iceland

The Icelanders referendum came out strongly against paying the debt of their banks for the rest of their lives.  Maybe it’s not supporting your own side but I agree with them to a degree. In most businesses a check is done on … Continue reading

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Mrs Clinton in Argentina

The news today is interpreting Mrs Clintons visit to Argentina and the words she used as a tacit agreement that Argentina has a case in the Falkland Islands. Someone commented that Texas, New Mexico and Alaska could be said to … Continue reading

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BBC cuts

The BBC announced some changes yesterday with a view to focussing more on quality programming and keeping the license fee stable.  Three headline changes are the closure of Radio 6, Asian Network and a reduction in the website. The BBC is … Continue reading

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Bad news at Astra Zeneca, Leicester

Being interested in what some call the productive as well as high tech part of the economy it’s worrying that Astra Zeneca are cutting back on their research facilities and closing the Leicester site with the loss of 1,200 jobs.   The … Continue reading

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