Saturday, May 24, 2008

A few hours in Bolton

  1. A SOCIAL club has been partly demolished after a huge fire ripped though the building.

    The derelict Great Lever Conservative Club, in Greenland Road, was set on fire in a suspected arson attack this morning.

    Firefighters were called to the blaze at 5.30am, but said the fire had been burning for several hours before they were alerted
  2. ARSONISTS set fire to a former joinery.

    Crews from Leigh fire station were called to the old Plank Lane Joinery, in Plank Lane, at around 7pm last night.

    A wooden annex was destroyed.

  3. FIREFIGHTERS spent six hours tackling blaze at a farm after hay was set on fire.

So what does Bolton think of itself?
50 reasons why Bolton is great



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Victim Named In Tottenham Factory Death (from Haringey Independent)

Victim Named In Tottenham Factory Death (from Haringey Independent):

By Charlotte Gray
"A worker who died in a forklift accident in Tottenham has been named.

Balbir Singh Rayatt, 55, from Goodmayes, Essex, died after sustaining severe head injuries when a barrier fell on him at Cannon Rubber factory, in High Road, Tottenham on Tuesday afternoon."
Cannon Rubber, a producer of car mats and boot liners, would not confirm whether it was open for business this week.


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Friday, May 23, 2008

Buncefield oil fire was result of negligence by Total, says High Court - Times Online

Buncefield oil fire was result of negligence by Total, says High Court - Times Online:
"Alex Spence and Michael Herman

"The Buncefield oil fire, Britain's biggest peacetime explosion, was the result of negligence by Total, the French oil giant, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.

Mr Justice David Steel made the ruling during a preliminary hearing of a case in which victims of the 2005 blast are suing Total and others for up to £1 billion in damages."


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Dr. X's Free Associations: Photos of the Day: Military Communications Technology


Dr. X's Free Associations: Photos of the Day: Military Communications Technology

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New chant - 02

Download Jesus Budda - Jesus Budda podcast Episode 02

High court squelches damage claim for fly in water bottle

The Canadian Press: High court squelches damage claim for fly in water bottle:
"OTTAWA — The country's top court has swatted down a $300,000 damage award to a man who says he became depressed, anxious, obsessive and phobic about flies after finding a dead insect in his bottled water.

The Supreme Court of Canada, in a 9-0 judgment Thursday, agreed that Martin Mustapha, a hair stylist from Windsor, Ont., suffered real psychological harm as a result of the incident."


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UK : Mother fined £300 for putting rubbish bins out early -- Signs of the Times News


UK : Mother fined £300 for putting rubbish bins out early -- Signs of the Times News:
"A woman has been fined nearly £300 for leaving her bins out a day before they were due to be collected.

Zoe Watmough, 22, left the bins, a grey one and a green one for recycling, outside her home on a Wednesday ready for collection the next day."

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Clydebank Post | News | Roadworker awarded £25k compensation

Clydebank Post | News | Roadworker awarded £25k compensation:

"A ROADWORKER has been awarded more than £25,000 compensation after he was sacked for taking a year’s sick leave following an accident at work.

Clydebank man James McGrath claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against following his accident while cutting a line in a road surface in May 2004."


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Sunday, May 18, 2008

TheSpoof.com : New tax on Social Networking Users funny satire story

TheSpoof.com : New tax on Social Networking Users funny satire story

Big brother is already here, our every movement is followed by countless cameras. GPS and other tracking devices can record our travels. The latest can capture conversations from thousands of chatrooms and bulletin boards, and it all comes at a cost.
Read more on the spoof
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‘Conker canker’ outbreak - icWales


‘Conker canker’ outbreak - icWales: May 18 2008 by James McCarthy, Wales On Sunday

"IF HEALTH and safety killjoys don’t stop kids playing conkers first - a highly contagious plant disease might.

Half of the nation’s two million horse chestnut trees have ‘conker canker’ which makes the trunk split and ooze sap.

Trees can be wiped out in just two years and there is no known cure.

The Forestry Commission’s plant health head, Roddie Burgess, said: “This is an unknown bacteria and at this stage we have no idea how it got here, why it affects certain horse chestnuts and not others, or how long it takes to kill a plant.”"

OK - PLAYING CONKERS IS BANNED
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

9thavenuedesign -


9thavenuedesign -

A few years ago, Tom's friend Hollywood (yes, everyone calls him Hollywood) thought a table made from an actual manhole cover would make an interesting (albeit very heavy) piece of furniture.
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Improving performance


A small business was having safety problems – 2 serious accidents and an enforcement notice from the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) ! So the Managing Director (MD) called a local safety consultant one morning, and asked him if there was anything he could do to improve their performance.

"Well, there is one procedure I can recommend that will reduce accidents and pacify the EHO" said the safety consultant, "but it is really rather expensive. It will cost you £10,000 down, and payments of £1000 for 36 months, plus payments for extras of course.

"My goodness!" the MD exclaimed, "that sounds like I'm buying a yacht!"

"Humm," the safety consultant murmured, "too obvious, huh?"


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Friday, May 16, 2008

Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorders - The List Universe

Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorders - The List Universe: "Mental disorders effect millions of people in the world and can lead to years of psychotherapy. In some cases, the psychological problem suffered is extremely rare or bizarre. This is a list of the ten most bizarre mental disorders."

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jesusbudda’s Weblog

Jesusbudda’s Weblog: "Jesus Budda is now providing breaking news snippets form JBC (Jesus Budda Channel) in mp3 format so that you can listen to the latest world-shaking stories on your own ears!"

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Firms may challenge parking levy - more taxes from Gordon Brown and Labour

BBC NEWS | England | Nottinghamshire | Firms may challenge parking levy:

"A planned workplace parking levy in Nottingham (Labour Council) could face a legal challenge, an organisation representing businesses has warned.

The city council formally approved the levy on Monday. The scheme will now be studied by the government before any final go-ahead is granted."


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Monday, May 12, 2008

TheSpoof.com : Manchester United/Chelsea Title Race Was The Most Boringest Ever, Says Keegan funny satire story

TheSpoof.com : Manchester United/Chelsea Title Race Was The Most Boringest Ever, Says Keegan funny satire story:

"The Premiership title race between Chelsea and Manchester United was the most boring thing that has ever happened in the history of sporting events, says excitable Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan."
The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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Man jailed for making false compensation claim against Peterborough Council » Local Government » 24dash.com

Man jailed for making false compensation claim against Peterborough Council » Local Government » 24dash.com:

"A man who made a claim for compensation against Peterborough City Council after alleging he had tripped and broken his ankle on an uneven pavement, has been jailed for nine months."


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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mysterious lights spark Kilmarnock UFO fears -- Signs of the Times News

UK: Mysterious lights spark Kilmarnock UFO fears -- Signs of the Times News:
"Was it a bird? Was it a plane? Or was it a ned with a fancy torch?

"Not according to two separate witnesses who insist they saw strange lights in the Kilmarnock skies at the weekend.

On Saturday night at around 10.40pm in Kilmarnock town centre, a 32-year-old mum, who asked not to be named for fear of ridicule, noticed a bright light hovering in the trees behind her house."


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Al Gore

Al Gore jokes and political satire on Vice President Al Gore and Campaign 2000: "Al Gore's Green Tips

compiled by Ken Gammage

"My fellow Americans, we are at a crossroads. We can either march together into a clean, 'green' world, or we can all continue with our filthy habits and foul our own nests. The choices are ours to make, and from the bully pulpit of the presidency, I will help us make the right decisions."


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Welcome London Refugees (from Sunday Herald)

Welcome London Refugees (from Sunday Herald):
McCHATTER:
Iain Macwhirter


"PREPARE FOR an invasion. Following the victory of Boris Johnson in the London mayoral election, liberal-minded Scots in London are packing their bags and preparing to scarper. Leading the rush north is Ian Jack, the celebrated Guardian journalist and former editor of the literary magazine Granta.

Jack recently wrote that he might find it impossible to remain in London after a takeover by Boris Johnson and his Oxford dining chum David Cameron. 'It means living under a double yoke of old Etonians', he lamented. Jack compared Scotland to liberal Canada, where many American refugees from Bush Republicanism have taken up residence."


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Stress of fight to prove injury claim blamed for man's death

globeandmail.com: Stress of fight to prove injury claim blamed for man's death: "KATE HAMMER

May 10, 2008

The doctor who performed the autopsy told his family that Jeff Thompson died of a bleeding ulcer due to severe stress. But according to those who knew him, Mr. Thompson was killed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

While working for a cable installation company, Mr. Thompson injured his right knee in 2004 when he slipped and fell. He never fully recovered, and spent the few remaining years of his life nearly completely bound to his North Middlesex County home, arguing his workers compensation claim with the board."


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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Councillor Tony Jones

Councillor Tony Jones :

"BOTH MY GRANDFATHERS were coal miners. So being part of the labour movement is almost part of my DNA. But I spent the early part of my life attending non-conformist chapels in South Wales, so for me “my party right or wrong” has never been the deal. Now, after 33 years of membership, I have left the Labour Party."
The Dynamic duo, ready to bring a nation to its knees in record time

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Widow's go-ahead for compensation claim

EDP24 - Widow's go-ahead for compensation claim: "STEVE DOWNES

08 May 2008 11:59

The widow of a recycling plant foreman who died when he was pulled through a paper shredder in front of his teenage son has been cleared to pursue more than £400,000 in compensation from the company where he worked."

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Bouncy castle tragedy boy wins compensation | KentOnline| News

Bouncy castle tragedy boy wins compensation | KentOnline| News:
"A judge today guaranteed a huge compensation payment - possibly £1million - for a boy who suffered brain damage when he was kicked in the head while playing on a bouncy castle."


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North Sea Divers Demand Compensation After Making Norway Rich

Bloomberg.com: U.K. & Ireland:
By Vibeke Laroi


"May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Gary Cronin usually lasted six weeks inside a diving capsule before he started seeing monsters."


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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

VeryLittleHelps.com/ Pictures

VeryLittleHelps.com/Pictures

The purpose of this site is to enable users to exchange news, views and information. There is a fast growing community on the members forum. You may be an employee, shopper, producer, ex-employee or just an interested party. This site runs true to the old cliché, "the more you put in, the more you get back
There are some good photos on here, a bit of an eye opener!
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BBC NEWS | Magazine | How did no-win no-fee change things?

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How did no-win no-fee change things?:
"It's a decade since no-win no-fee rules were extended to most civil court cases, but what change has the now notorious 'conditional fee agreement' brought?"


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Boss’s ex-wife wins unfair dismissal claim against tyre company

icLanarkshire - Boss’s ex-wife wins unfair dismissal claim against tyre company:
May 7 2008

"A TYRE firm boss has been ordered to pay his ex-wife over £10,000 compensation and damages after she took him to a tribunal, claiming she was unfairly dismissed.

Helen Wellcoat, of Wishaw, continued to work at Tyre Wholesale in Bellshill following her separation from husband David on January 2006, but had limited contact with him."


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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Myth: park benches must be replaced because they are too low


Myth: park benches must be replaced because they are too low:

"The reality

When we heard this story it really took us by surprise. How could there be health & safety law on this? The simple answer is, there isn’t.

'It seems that the story originated from a decision by a facility manager and has no basis in health and safety law at all. There are no such bench height requirements and HSE will definitely not be sending our inspectors around measuring the benches!

Well, it looks like Britain’s park benches will survive after all!"


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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Radio host James Whale is sacked

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Radio host James Whale is sacked: "Radio host James Whale has been fired by Talksport after urging listeners to vote for Conservative candidate Boris Johnson in London's mayoral elections."

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Workers Safety Fears At Fawley Refinery (from Daily Echo)

Workers Safety Fears At Fawley Refinery (from Daily Echo): "Workers’ safety fears at Fawley refinery
By Peter Law

"Anxious staff at the giant Fawley oil refinery have revealed their fears of a major accident at the plant in a shocking new report obtained by the Daily Echo."
"Since the reward scheme is linked to safety eg lack of incident, it appears to have provided individuals with an incentive to cover up and not report minor incidents, accidents and near-misses as otherwise they (and their team) will be blamed for an incident and lose safety bonuses," the report says.

"Esso and ExxonMobil Chemical at Fawley strongly reject any claims that the Fawley site is unsafe."

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Monday, May 05, 2008

PhotoRights.org

Intro | PhotoRights.org: "PhotoRights.org exists to document and record the actions of those who through lack of comprehension, bone-headed officiousness, vested interest or malice, wish to contain and control photography.

We invite participation from all UK amateur and professional photographers and anyone else who values photographic liberty. If you encounter access problems please report them in the forums here and help to demonstrate the scale of the problem before misconceived and often illegal restriction is accepted as inevitable and normal."

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American Chronicle | Boris Johnson: Mayor of London, Clown of England

American Chronicle | Boris Johnson: Mayor of London, Clown of England: "North Star Writers Group
May 05, 2008
By Llewellyn King

I would like to introduce you to the new Conservative mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He is remarkable. He is unique. His political success is based on the oft-repeated pratfall. Yes, Johnson has committed every political sin and is now at the helm of the most important city in Europe, and the one best beloved by Americans."

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Compensation culture leads to closure of tree trunk bridge - Times Online

Compensation culture leads to closure of tree trunk bridge - Times Online:
Simon de Bruxelles

"For thousands of years people have used bridges made from split tree trunks to cross the small streams and rivers that cross Dartmoor. Now the last surviving “clam bridge” is to be closed to walkers because of 21st-century compensation culture, although there is no record of serious injury to anyone using it."
"Engineers from Devon County Council condemned the bridge because its simple design"

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Slip, Trip and Fall - Power trip by Mayor

People.co.uk - Power trip by Mayor:

"Power trip by Mayor

VICTORIOUS Boris Johnson STUMBLED on his way up to give his first speech as London Mayor yesterday.

The fall came as the tousle-haired Tory, 43, was sworn in at City Hall after a long night toasting his success with bubbly."


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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sailor wants £100K compensation after squash injury at Faslane - The Daily Record

Sailor wants £100K compensation after squash injury at Faslane - The Daily Record: "May 3 2008 By Donna Watson

A SAILOR is suing the Ministry of Defence for £100,000 after he damaged his ankle playing a compulsory game of squash.

Submariner Mark Fraser, 42, has been unable to carry out duties at sea since the incident in 2004.

Fraser, a chief petty officer, sustained the injury when he slipped during an afternoon game at Faslane on the Clyde."

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Pregnant staff at Bloomberg claim sexual prejudice - Americas, World - The Independent

Pregnant staff at Bloomberg claim sexual prejudice - Americas, World - The Independent: "By Emily Dugan
Saturday, 3 May 2008

At least 58 female employees at the financial news service Bloomberg are filing claims against the company after it was alleged they were sexually discriminated against after becoming pregnant."

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Furious Britons Give Brown and Labour Worst Electoral Pummelling in Forty Years

Furious Britons Give Brown and Labour Worst Electoral Pummelling in Forty Years:

"Furious Britons Give Brown and Labour Worst Electoral Pummelling in Forty Years
Ghettoized Britain where citizens live in isolated communities in fear of violating a 'cult of political correctness'

By Hilary White in England"

"Britain's millions of close circuit TV cameras monitor citizens everywhere, even in the smallest country villages. The various agencies of the state, particularly the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have banned or attempted to ban everything from smoking in pubs to children playing with conkers to the bagpipes"

Thats just not true



"Stories abound in the press of a Britain labouring under the rule of an obsessive "nanny state" that controls and regulates every minute detail of life. While council tax rises, some councils have reduced the number of garbage collections to once in a fortnight and installed microchips in wheelie bins and hired "rubbish police" to ensure that citizens are not throwing away too much or the wrong kind of trash; violators can be fined or face charges"

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Why Labour LOST - New Labour 'sham': 157 stealth tax rises | the Daily Mail

New Labour 'sham': 157 stealth tax rises | the Daily Mail: "by JAMES CHAPMAN, Daily Mail - More by this author » Last updated at 09:16am on 29th January 2005 Gordon Brown has imposed 157 'stealth tax' rises since 1997, according to an authoritative study.

The analysis, by some of Britain's most respected economic forecasters, reveals that the number of Labour tax hikes is more than double previously thought.

The Tories had identified only 66 tax rises and called Mr Brown the 'clickety click' Chancellor."


and 3 years on - how many more?
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Why Labour are LOSERS - Fuel Price Reports : AA monthly fuel price report for April 2008 - The AA

Fuel Price Reports : AA monthly fuel price report for April 2008 - The AA: "April 2008

UK average petrol and diesel prices continue to hit record highs, propelled not only by soaring oil prices but the impact on supply of European refinery maintenance problems. With oil prices touching $115 a barrel, a £5 petrol gallon looks increasingly to be on the cards."


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FOOT DON'T FAIL ME NOW

Hackney Gazette - FOOT DON'T FAIL ME NOW:

"A GRANDMOTHER who broke her foot after tripping over a raised paving slab is furious that she has not been awarded compensation.

To make matters worse she says the pavement is in the same condition as when the accident occurred."


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HSE warns of robust action after prosecution of Everest Ltd

HSE warns of robust action after prosecution of Everest Ltd:

"The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a stark warning that companies face robust enforcement action following its prosecution of Everest Ltd, after workers were found to be repeatedly exposed to the risk of falling from height.

Everest Ltd, of Sopers Road, Cuffley, Potters Bar, was fined £6,000 with £15,963.25 costs, at Luton Magistrates’ Court today (April 30), after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety law including Work At Height Regulations 2005"


Everest Ltd was also recently fined £4,000 in another case taken by HSE, when a Roofline Installer fell from the platform on which he was working.

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Since I Gave Up Hope, I Feel Better -- Signs of the Times News

Since I Gave Up Hope, I Feel Better -- Signs of the Times News:

"More than any time in history, mankind now faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly." -- Woody Allen
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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Inside AdSense: Now open for comments

Inside AdSense: Now open for comments

and spam - unless the adsense team have a trick to stop?
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Worker caught having sex with Henry Hoover - Telegraph


Worker caught having sex with Henry Hoover - Telegraph:
"By Megan Levy"

A Polish worker has come up with an unusual excuse after being caught in the act with a vacuum cleaner."
When later questioned by his employers, the man said he was vacuuming his underpants, which was "a common practice in Poland". He has since been fired.
HG Construction, based in Hitchin, Herts, said: “That behaviour is not acceptable, though it gave a few people a laugh.”
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