Tag Archives: british

 

Why Guy Fawkes night is dreaded by many in inner-city areas of Britain

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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.

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British taxpayers may have lost £8.4bn to VAT fraudsters

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 […]

Tony Blair’s assault on civil liberties

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: baps

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.

Bargain Hunters: cakes

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.