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Scotland is Worst Small Country 2007-06-26

Posted by clype in Europe, Health, Money, Scotland, Statistics.
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Scotland has been judged the worst-performing small country in western Europe due to the low-life expectancy and poor health of its citizens, a new survey found Monday 2007-06-11. (more…)

Most English People Are Criminals 2007-06-26

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Statistics.
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Almost two-thirds of people in ‘England & Wales’ regularly commit petty crimes, according to a report, challenging the notion that that country is made up of a law-abiding, respectable majority. (more…)

Privately Funded Schools are the Solution 2007-06-25

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest.
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The ‘dire’ state of our education system should be tackled by sending more children to privately funded schools (‘public schools’), according to The Economic Research Council think-tank’s report which also calls for a more ‘competitive’ approach which rewards talent, not ‘soft’ comprehensive ideals. (more…)

Severe Weather in City 2007-06-23

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Rail disruption is continuing after heavy storms caused flash floods in parts of Glasgow. (more…)

‘Fahrenheit 451’ is Not about Censorship 2007-06-18

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Humanities.
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When the ‘Pulitzer Prizes‘ were handed out in 2007-05 during a luncheon at Columbia University, two special citations were given. One went to John Coltrane (who died in 1967), the fourth time a jazz musician has been honoured. The other went to Ray Bradbury, the first time a writer of science fiction and fantasy has been honoured. (more…)

New Filming of Loch Ness Monster 2007-06-11

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Humanities, Scotland.
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An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland’s most mysterious lake. (more…)

‘Superbikes in the Square’ 2007-06-11

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow.
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Stars of the ‘Bennetts British Superbike Championship’ roar into George Square in Glasgow on Wednesday 2007-06-27 as they warm up for the Knockhill round of the series the following Sunday. (more…)

Skateboarding Across Europe 2007-06-04

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Europe.
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A Devon man is set to make his first trip abroad —  on a skateboard.

Mr. Sam Benson, 20, is planning to skate 2 500 miles across five European countries in 10 weeks. (more…)

Fifty Quid for Tossing a Butt 2007-06-02

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Intolerance, Scotland.
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More than 120 people have been fined for dropping rubbish in Glasgow since the city’s new anti-litter teams hit the streets. (more…)

Red Hair Abuse 2007-06-02

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance.
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A shaken family told how they have been hounded out of three homes — for having ginger hair.

Kevin and Barbara Chapman and their four children have been targeted by thugs for three terrifying years.

The youngsters have been verbally abused and beaten up, while vandals have regularly smashed the family’s windows and sprayed hate-filled graffiti on the walls of their council homes. (more…)