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Archive for: January, 2013

‘River of fat’ blamed for bulldozed homes

SIX homes on the edge of the North Sea have been bulldozed because of a leaking “river of fat” from a local chip factory, say residents. People living on a housing estate nearScarboroughmaintain that landslips have been caused there, partly because of the factory. The 56-home estate, inhabited mainly by elderly people, is in danger […]

Irish fears over ‘crazy’ windmills

THE world’s largest wind turbines in the world could eventually be installed acrossIreland’s midlands. It follows this week’s agreement betweenUKand Irish ministers. And the towers, stretching more than 600ft (180 metres) in the air, are set to generate energy for millions ofUKhomes in five years. The British Government says the Irish power is a cheaper […]

Army is facing more cuts

THE British Government plans to get rid of up to 5,300 soldiers in the latest round of job cuts. It is the third wave of redundancies, and the Navy and RAF will be affected least because they have already completed most of their necessary cuts. Despite the severity of numbers, anyone serving in Afghanistanwhen the […]

Michael Winner’s lasting legacy

MICHAEL WINNER, the film director and restaurant critic who died on Monday at the age of 77, leaves an everlasting legacy. The Death Wish trilogy, featuring Charles Bronson, horrified some critics at the time – especially the first film -, but it will go down as his finest work. Winner, who had been ill for […]

We’re after a new Pudsey

Accion del Sol refuge THE next fund-raiser at Accion del Sol will be on Sunday, 3rd February at 2pm, and it promises to be an afternoon of fun for all. It is a coffee-and-cake afternoon, when Accion supporters will get a chance to meet like-minded people on what should be a busy day. Activities will […]

Back to normal – and busy!

THE festive season is well and truly over, so it’s back to normal for us, and this is generally a busy time in the furnishing business. That’s because many people decide to improve their properties in the new year, whether for their own use or for to produce an income. While we do continue to […]

Order now

The Dr Hessayon series of expert books is set to publish the latest in the range on the 25th April 2013 – Indoor plant and flower expert. The new book reveals the craft of Roomscaping. This is the way plants and cut flowers can be used to add beauty to a room in the way […]

Over 75? Then eat what you like!

MANY of us spend decades trying to overcome our food demons by avoiding fast-food restaurants and puddings. But you may as well forget the battle of the bulge when you hit 75, which will be a relief to some weight-conscious old folk. Scientists fromPennStatefromPennsylvaniafound that elderly people who followed a high-fat or high-sugar diet were […]

Booze is the curse of dieters

PEOPLE trying to watch their weight should pay closer attention to how much alcohol they drink. That’s because it is second only to fat in terms of calorie content, say experts. World Cancer Research Fund, says alcohol makes up nearly 10% of total calorie intake among drinkers, so a large glass of wine will cost […]

No more Mackerel

WE can’t eat Mackerel anymore, there’s not enough of it to go around according to conservationists. The oily fish has been championed as a healthy and ethical option but now, due to depleting stocks, should now only be eaten occasionally and where possible from local sources, according to The Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The conservation […]

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