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In Britain, 5th November is Bonfire Night. When it’s traditional to let off fireworks and burn a dummy of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605.
However, for many people in inner-city areas, this has become a time of year that they dread. This video is a glimpse into why.
Click through to the web page for full information and links. Flash video version also available there.
‘ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was shot in the head by American troops as he was being driven to hospital, the inquest into his death was told…’. The Guardian. Full story here.
BBC Panorama reports on a European investigation which suggests that a VAT (sales tax) scam may have cost the UK up to £8.4 billion (£8,400,000,000). The theft comes from so-called ‘carousel fraud’, where crooks repeatedly import and export high value goods such as mobile phones, failing to pay VAT but then claiming it back from […]
One of my favourite TV programmes as a kid. As far as I can make out, this series has never been released on video or DVD in the UK (and probably not in the US either). The last time I remember it being on terrestrial TV here was in the Granada ITV region in 1990. […]
The Independent newspaper has an article (reprinted from Vanity Fair) about the way Tony Blair has eroded civil liberties and freedom in Britain and the scary way
Bargain Hunters is our reality shopping programme. Can we get some good last-minute deals at the local grocery stores? This was a mega dash around four city centre supermarkets just before closing time. Oh and would you like to squeeze my baps? Story links & info on my site.
It was Marie Antoinette who supposedly said ‘let them eat cake.’ We found that Sainsburys in Manchester takes a different line…
Bargain Hunters is our reality shopping programme. Story links & info on my site.