We use cookies to keep our site relevant and easy to use, your continued use of this site is consent that we may set several cookies (see our Privacy & Cookie Policy), click to always allow cookies from our site (and not see this notifcation on your next visit) or read more.Allow Cookies

EU legislation requires that all websites clearly specify if cookies are being used and their purpose, You can read more about how we use cookies (and which cookies we use) in our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

You will see this notification the first time you visit our website unless you accept cookies (in which case we'll set a cookie to remember thay you're happy for us to to set cookies!).

Posts Tagged News

Grimy, Impractical and Grotesque – St Pancras

No, it’s not my description of some random TV program I watched last night, it’s the general opinion of most people on the old St Pancras station in London. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in this station over the years, travelling down from London to Leicester for computing shows as a teenager and whilst at University, before later coming to travel through it to Leicester on my way home from Sunny Swindon. It’s cold, unwelcoming but I’ll be honest I loved that station. I know most people are sorry it didn’t get bombed during the 2nd World War, but I’ll kind of miss it (and the birds flapping in the rafters), An architectural journalist (who later became poet… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 6th, 2007 | News | No Comments » |

It’s all going to come out now!

Well not everything obviously, but a lot more than there previously was! Nearly 3,700 historical UK Security Service files are now on public display after the National Archive made the sixth  realease of files since the full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act in January 2005. Many of the files relate to the Second World War, covering some post-war periods as well. Highlights include the files on the writers George Orwell and Ernst Henri, the American folk archivist Alan Lomax, and the early Soviet defectors Leon Helfland and Grigoriy Besedovskiy. For more details see: The Security Service at The National Archives

by Keiron on September 5th, 2007 | News | No Comments » |

Goat Sacrifice

I’m not sure what to make of this story reported on the BBC today, a goat has been sacrificed to fix a Nepal jet at Kathmandu airport! Apparently the goat was sacrificed in front of the Boeing 757 to fix a persistent electrical fault that had lead to a number of delays in recent week. The offering was made to the Hindu god of sky protection Akash Bhairab, whose symbol is shown on Nepal Airlines plane’s.

by Keiron on September 5th, 2007 | News | 2 Comments » |

Special Water of New York!

It’s not often I comment on genuine news items, but this one caught my eye! Mainly because I object to paying a fortune for bottled water (or “Special Water” as I call it!). The City of New York is trying to persuade its people to give up bottled drinks and consume tap water instead to help protect the environment, and it will save them money as well! In California apparently some resteraunts now only serve tap water – now that’s a result! New York want to follow suit, but this has clearly aggravated the Bottled Water Association (hey I never even knew such a forward thinking organisation existed), who clearly feel they’re being singled out! Water is water isn’t it?… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 10th, 2007 | News | No Comments » |

Wilfing again!

You still there? Good, I’ll continue! Yet another productivity sapping problem has hit the UK (according to moneysupermarket.com – hey that site makes me WILF). OK, OK, what exactly is Wilfing? Wilf stands for “What Was I Looking For”, it’s the act of getting distracted and wandering off to another website, despite actually going online for a specific reason. Are you still here? Or maybe you got wilfed here and I’ve held your interest longer than normal! Excellent! It’s kind of the online version of a “senior moment”, like walking into the kitchen, stopping, looking confused and asking yourself: “What did I come in here for?”. 70% of the 2,400 surveyed have the odd wilf here and there, and that… Continue reading »

by Keiron on April 13th, 2007 | Facts & Figures, News | No Comments » |

A Slow News Day (or is it just damned odd!?)

It’s a damned odd news day (either that or it’s a very slow news day?!) I read the BBC News every day and these few things have sparked my attention! Turkey have banned YouTube, all because clips have been found on the site insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. According to the media there has been a “virtual war” (now that’s a first!) between Greeks and Turks, with videos showing Ataturk and Turks as  homosexuals. Insulting Ataturk, can result in a prison offence. Turkish visitors to the site are now greeted with a message in English and Turkish reading “Access to www.youtube.com site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/384 dated 06.03.2007 of Istanbul First Criminal Peace… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 7th, 2007 | News | No Comments » |

New family member

New guinea pig for Toria!

by Keiron on February 24th, 2007 | News | No Comments » |