Archive for: February, 2013

Taxmen get tough on dodgers

BRITAIN’S tax authority, HMRC, has published the names of nine individuals and businesses who owe more than £25,000 in tax. The people revealed are described as “deliberate defaulters”, who had failed repeatedly to co-operate with the taxman. HMRC said those on the list had already received penalties for either errors in their tax returns, or […]

Snow snookers top golfers!

LEADING international golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were forced off anArizonagolf course when a snowstorm engulfed them, before they had even teed off! It halted the opening round of the World Golf Championship Match Play Championship, and caddies settled for a snowball fight in the car park of theDoveMountaindesert course, 20 miles north ofTucson. […]

11-child mum insists she’s not a scrounger

THE mother of 11 children, who has been offered a brand-new six-bedroom house, told television viewers on Wednesday: “I’m no scrounger. I’m getting what I’m entitled to.” Heather Frost, a 37-year-old jobless woman, appeared on ITV’s Daybreak show to be quizzed about her lifestyle on benefits. She sparked an outrage when it was revealed that […]

Start studying – keep your job!

PEOPLE over 60, now eligible for “student” loans, should attend university to give themselves hope of keeping their jobs. That’s the message from David Willetts,Britain’s Higher-Education Minister, who says the age limit for loans has been done away with. Previously, only those up to the age of 54 could seek funding for tuition fees, which […]

Police nail 380,000 fake Euro notes

POLICE in Portugal have made a record seizure of fake euro banknotes, worth more than 380,000 euros (£331,000). The counterfeit 200-euro notes were seized in the northern city ofOporto, and a 46-year-old foreign man – not named – was arrested. The counterfeit notes were “of exceptional quality”, and thought to be of a type which […]

Writer Jane Austin is given Royal Mail seal of approval

THE 200th anniversary of Jane Austin’s Pride And Prejudice novel has been celebrated with a set of stamps, issued by the Royal Mail. Letters posted from Hampshire villages Chawton, where the writer lived, and Steventon, where she was born, will also receive a special postmark for a week. The stamps feature newly-commissioned artwork by illustrator […]

Oh brother, we need a home

Accion del Sol news THIS little chap came into the refuge along with his four brothers, and they will soon be looking for new homes. There are also four lovely rottweilers in need for special homes, preferably to new owners with lots of land for them. Please remember they are classed as a dangerous dog, […]

Fun Dog Show for all

Live Arico (PAWS) news WELL, what a day we had. No fewer than 65 dogs took part in our Fun Dog Show and, somewhat surprisingly, the whole thing ran smoothly. On one of the hottest days of the winter, we provided lots of water points for the contestants, and all were well-behaved. The categories were […]

DIY disaster

The total cost of Britain’s botched DIY jobs comes to £2.1 billion a year, with almost a quarter of people seeing their home improvement plans go wrong. This is according to a survey conducted by that revealed 42 per cent of individuals regretted not calling in a professional to do a job they took […]

Planning to beat the heat

Our climate is hot and dry, due to the proximity of the equator, it’s also worse during the summer months. But some plants still thrive in this climate, which is good as the sun is so hot and strong during this time it’s very difficult to do any gardening. Now is a brilliant time to […]

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