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The Royal Bank of Scotland, in common with the other big banks, has been condemned for charging illegally high penalty fees when an account goes overdrawn, or when items are 'bounced' on the grounds of insufficient funds, and they are under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading for charging six to ten times their actual administration costs.
Thursday, January 18th was the day when a major storm ripped across England, Wales and southern Scotland, leaving death and destruction in its wake. It was also the day on which some water companies in the south of England chose to abolish their drought regulations and hosepipe bans. But not all of them. The drought regulations remain in force in Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire where Mid Kent Water and South East Water operate.
Weird winter weather
Payback from Allah?
They're lying to you again!
It's all about the money again!
If you're burgled, don't expect a copper to rush round unless you phone while the criminal is on the premises. All you'll get, if you're very lucky, is a civilian Scenes of Crime Officer looking for physical evidence.
Another silly story exposed
Wise guy, huh?
British Gas swindle busted
Rocks in the head
If you ever wondered why the US justice system stinks so much . . .
Rotting from the head down
Be Nice To Criminals Year?
The long-term quizmaster of Mastermind has died at 77. Born in Iceland, he was brought to Scotland by his parents. After taking a degree in English at Oxford University, he returned to Scotland as a journalist. He joined the BBC as a presenter of programmes on archaeology and history. Mastermind was supposed to be a one-off quiz in 1972, but it achieved startling popularity with the TV audience, and when he retired after 25 years, Mr. Magnusson was allowed to keep the famous black leather chair. He was also a champion of the Vikings and a presenter of TV programmes aimed at rehabilitating their image; an author, a translator, a conservationist and an expert on ancient Icelandic documents.
The Japanese inventor of the instant noodle has died at 96. He created his product in his garden shed in 1958, and he went on to invent the holy grail of the fast-food industry, which he called Cup Noodle a product in a plastic container which could be eaten after applying hot water.
The actress who played Lily Munster in the hit 1960s TV comedy, and a darling of the gossip merchants, has died at 84. She began her career in Hollywood playing slinky sirens in Arabian Night-style epics in the 'tits & sandals' era. She moved on to serious dramatic roles in crime films and branched out into TV, where she appeared in the Western series Bonanza and The Virginian. She played a vampire married to a 'fraidy-cat Frankenstein's monster called Herman in The Munsters (1964-66), but she made Lily Munster an ordinary American housewife. She then starred on the Broadway stage and degenerated into 'schlock' films, e.g. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977).
A Canadian lady who made a name for herself on British radio and TV has died at 82. She and her husband, Bernard Braden, came to Britain after World War Two and both found a home at the BBC for a while. Barbara Kelly built up her reputation on radio through appearances in her husband's programmes, e.g. Breakfast With Braden before making herself an indispensable member of the cast of the TV show What's My Line? by standing up to the stroppy presenter, Gilbert Harding, who thrived on being rude to people. She was the only original cast member to rejoin the show when it was revived in the 1980s. Barbara Kelly earned a decent living from films and TV shows. She then reinvented herself with businesses supplying speakers for public occasions and advice to celebrities on promoting their career.
The bloke in the Mamas & Papas with a decent singing voice has died at 66. He formed the group with Cass Elliot and Michelle & John Phillips in 1965 and they enjoyed 3 years of Top 20 hits, beginning with the enduring California Dreamin', before the band collapsed in a haze of drugs and divorce. Michelle Phillips went into acting and everyone else went solo apart from a brief reunion in 1971 for an album. Denny Doherty and John Phillips reformed the band, with new members, in the 1980s after Denny Doherty had returned to his native Canada to work in films and TV dramas.
The Food Standards Agency has classified cheese as a junk food, which means it can't be advertized during children's TV programmes. The ban is based on the false assumption that kids will eat 100 grammes of cheese in a serving or nearly a quarter of a pound which is about three times the typical portion size.
Another daft idea from the food industry
Rats as big as cats!!!
The Sainsbury supermarket chain is in trouble for promoting drunkenness (in line with government policy) by selling beer cheaper than water Carling lager at 54p/pint and Perier water at 57p/pint.
Ain't Life Confusing?
Bottled water has received the thumbs down from the Food Standards Agency as un-green. At 84 pence per litre, it's a huge waste of energy, money and resources compared to tap water, which costs 0.16 pence per litre on average.
Another daft idea from the govt.
Blind to the blindingly obvious
Those pesky scientists have come up with another brilliant solution to the cancer problem. They plan to infect sufferers with the common cold in the hope that it will make them too miserable to care that they have cancer.
Fat Dog Police strike in Cambridgeshire
Daft Advice of the Month . . .
hazel bleary, who used to be the Home Office minister in charge of putting an end to binge drinking, has come out against corrupt blair labour's policy of encouraging 24-hour drinking. Turning Britain into a café society was always a fantasy, she insists now. And all this corrupt government has achieved is to encourage the people who enjoy getting rat-arsed to do it even more frequently.
Don't say a word!
An impressive achievement!
Contextual value NOT added!
It's all about the money part 99
Another swindle executed?
A bit of snow and what does Stockport Council do? Well, bugger all, actually.
Small helicopter crash in Romiley, not many killed
Progressive Romiley A new trail blazed!
The remarks made on the Big Brother reality show about a minor Bollywood actress were not racially motivated but most of the complaints were, an independent investigation has found. The Race Police have, therefore, focussed their attention on some usual suspects, who are now known to have solicited complaints from trouble-makers who never actually saw the Channel 4 show.
A gang of British space scientits (sic [Fortuitous typo, Ed.]) is proposing a go-it-alone project to put Britons, and unmanned rovers, on the Moon in the next couple of decades. Although, it is difficult to have much confidence in a spacecraft called MoonLITE. The initial mission would be to find out if there is a decent supply of water on the Moon using probes costing a modest £50 million a pop.
The Chinese are at it again
Bus & Tube fares in London went up by 33% this month, and it now costs a wallet-crunching £4 to go one stop on the Tube and £2 for a bus ride in a single zone.
You still can't go skiing!
Attention trippers to Branscombe!
Various scribes in of the Daily Mail, and others, have offered the following guide to the troublesome factions of Islam and what they stand for:
What we all suspected is true!
Why were the Iraqis in so much of a hurry to hang Saddam Hussein? Because there's a little-known law still in their statute book which forbids the execution of anyone of 70 or older. Mr. Hussein was 69 when topped and heading for 70 in April of this year.
Just to be clear . . .
The Merkel Agenda
Not driven to drink, driven home from it!
One more for the dustbin of history!
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