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Romiley is acquiring an increasing spread of posh, new paving in the centre. It looks great right after laying; but it's a death trap when it rains. The problem is that the coefficient of friction of the surface sinks to almost zero when the paving is wet. So instead of compensation claims from people tripping over the previous broken paving, the council will have to pay out a fortune to people who came a cropper through losing their footing after rain. And if this paving ever acquires a coating of ice, the death toll from people sliding into the road and under a bus is likely to be HUGE.
The biggest security fix in the history of the worldwide web has been executed to stop hackers cutting in to the process which translates domain names into numerical codes. So does this have anything to do with MicroSoft security update KB951748 buggering up versions of Zone Alarm running with Windows XP/2000 everywhere?
Policing By Omission
MPs voted this month to continue buying themselves TVs, furniture and other household goods with taxpayers' money.
Another brilliant idea
Time to cash in
The Nazi Immunity
Bury the trouble-makers
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That's the latest shock-horror scare story from the carbon con-men. Their argument is that nitrogen trifluoride is used in building flat screen TVs [only by some manufacturers, Ed.] and it has a greenhouse thermal capacity 17,000 times that of carbon dioxide.
Another fine mess!
A Right Royal Pioneer!
A change for the better!
Super-nanny State or What!
An Inconvenient Broadcast
The latest Big Euro Plan
Born in October 2001, this version of the MicroSoft PC operating system has been given the bullet in favour of Windows Vista, which is bigger, clunkier, even fuller of stuff which the punters will never, ever use and, of course, jam-packed with bugs. [Although, it will be possible to buy PCs running XP until at least next April. Ed.]
This American science fiction writer chose to end it all on Independence Day at the age of 68. He came to the attention of British SF fans in the page of New Worlds when Michael Moorcock took it over. He belonged to the 'weird concepts' fringe of SF and subscribed to the 'Earth is running out of food/resources/etc.' school, which is seen as prophetic in the 21st century. He surfed the fringes of the SF mainstream and his style was often labelled 'too coldly intellectual'. He attempted to write horror, but with limited success. He was more comfortable branching out into poetry and children's books.
The first Tour de France rider to fail a drug test was booted out on Day 7. A sample provided on the opening day tested positive for erythropoietin, a drug intended to let kidney patients make oxygen-transporting red blood cells.
First opened in 1904, the pier had just received a million-pound refit to maintain its position as the premier tourist attraction in the area. It was devastated in a matter of hours by a huge fire at the end of this month. The fire, 3 months after the reopening, engulfed the entire structure and left behind just steel wreckage.
One of the leading players in the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944 has died at 92. The then Flight Lieutenant Dowling was on the last trip of his tour when his Wellington bomber was shot down in 1942. He ended up in a PoW camp at Sagan in Poland; the distance from home was supposed to discourage escapers. Instead, the camp's chief escape officer decided to try to free 200 prisoners on the same night.
Gold deposits worth up to one billion euros are thought to be lurking beneath the hills of Co. Monaghan. But the Irish government faces a serious loss of EU environmental grants if digging up the gold blights the landscape. So the Irish Treasury and Environment departments are busy calculating whether they can afford to go for the gold.
The price is correct
Do as I say, not as I do
Someone's doing something right
Money, money, money!
A loss of confidence
"Free, but not as we know it, Jim."
smug bugger blair's round the world farewell tour cost the taxpayer three-quarters of a million quid.
Zimbabwe is so broke . . .
Dutch coffee shops are feeling the pinch after the introduction of a smoking ban on the first of this month but not for the apparently obvious reason. Customers are no longer allowed to put tobacco in still-legal joints, which now have to be full-strength, 100% cannabis. Café owners say the situation is like banning the sale of beer in pubs and expecting the customers to drink litres of whisky or vodka instead.
EU Cash Crisis
Poland says "No!"
Britain should say "No!"
Not a U-Turn because we don't know the direction!
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July started with the hottest day of the year (in places), but it didn't last and it was just a brief diversion before things got back to normal with a wet weekend. Which could be a perfect description of the fate of anything the labour party touches.
Vaz knighthood up in smoke?
Just so you know!
The next big, broon brainwave
Pray right or perish!
The truth finally revealed!
If you want to contact your MP, don't try the House of Commons for the next 11 weeks. They're all on holiday until October.
Glasgow East by-election result means nothing, says PM
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Believe it or what!
The ex-archbish is talking through his hat . . .
The labour government's policy of making divorce easy in the late 1960s is said to have created large numbers of old people who are lonely and depressed. [As opposed to large numbers of people who are together and miserable? Ed.]
labour's policy of encouraging people to become enormously fat through idleness seems to be targetted at solving the pensions problem. Having stolen security in old age, scotch gordon has created a generation of people who will die 11 years early and not need much of a pension.
Heathrow's Terminal 5 loses 1,000 bags every day and the insurance companies are just as good as they ever were at weaselling out of paying up. This news is offered to anyone looking for an excuse not to go anywhere.
One result doesn't fit all
Don't you just get the feeling that everyone is going to be totally sick of Mr. O'Bama's shiftiness and blair-like lack of substance long before November and the US presidential election comes around?
If you're going to Peking for next month's Olympics, don't forget your smog mask as the air pollution level is still 3x the World Health Organization safe level for airborne particulates.
Due to a cock-up on the ammunition ordering front, soldiers in the Belgian army are rationed to just 4 bullets apiece until April 2009. But who'd want to invade Belgium anyway"
Don't mention the 'N' word!
Iran missile confusion
An inconvenient war criminal
Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction epic was 2½ hours long at the initial release and the critics hated it. Worse, producing it almost drove the studio into bankruptcy. The film was re-released as a series of much shorter versions with essential parts of the story missing, some of them trying to tell a different story.
Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it infamy!
Not for a generation
The Nats are the natural party of government in Scotland
Europe still doesn't 'get' new labour
The new scotch?
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