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CDs & DVDs dearer as Govt Closes Loophole 2006-02-28

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Firms that distribute cut-price CDs and DVDs for major chain stores from Jersey to avoid ‘Value Added Tax’ (‘VAT’) are to have their licences stopped in a year’s time.

Several chain stores including ‘Tesco’ and ‘Asda’ have moved Internet mail-order operations to the island to avoid VAT. (more…)

Stress Leads to Dementia 2006-02-28

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Scientists say they have identified a section of the brain which, when damaged by stress hormones, can cause the onset of dementia. (more…)

Pilkington Sold 2006-02-27

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Glass maker ‘Pilkington’ has agreed to a 2 200 million GBP takeover bid by its biggest investor, ‘Nippon Sheet Glass’. That will end 180 years as an independent company. (more…)

Water Rationing Imminent 2006-02-24

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Britons must use less water or face rationing as the country suffers its worst drought in a century, the head of the country’s Environment Agency said on Friday 2006-02-24. (more…)

Scots Shopping Centre Seller Supporting “Arts” 2006-02-16

Posted by clype in Europe, Glasgow, Humanities, Money.
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Mr.David Roberts, a Glasgow-born businessman who was scared of visiting galleries as a child, is now stirring up the British art world in a way not seen since Charles Saatchi began ‘hoovering’ up the talent. (more…)

Weight Loss Through Cannabis? 2006-02-16

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A new weight loss drug that works by blocking a cannabinoid receptor in the brain has had ‘modest’ success at helping people both lose weight and keep it off, researchers say.

It also seemed to improve other risk factors for cardiovascular disease beyond what would be expected from weight loss alone. (more…)

Super Casinos: The Key To All Our Futures? 2006-02-16

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Money.
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A 1 200 million GBP plan to transform Glasgow’s waterfront into a world-class tourist destination, complete with a super casino and leisure and retail facilities, was unveiled yesterday 2006-02-14. (more…)

Unrecognised Heart Attacks 2006-02-15

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More than 40 per cent of ‘heart attacks’ may go unrecognised by sufferers, researchers have suggested. In a study of more than 4 000 people. (more…)

Medical Mix Ups Review Needed 2006-02-14

Posted by clype in Health, Scotland.
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A call has been made for a review of how drugs are administered in ‘The National Health Service’ (‘The NHS’) following a series of hospital errors. (more…)

Darwin’s Compatible With Christianity 2006-02-12

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Nearly 450 Christian churches in the USA are celebrating the 197th birthday of Rev.Charles Darwin on Sunday 2006-02-12. The churches say Darwin’s theory of biological evolution is compatible with faith and that Christians have no need to choose between religion and science, (more…)