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Architects visit Riverside Museum 2011-06-10

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Humanities, Scotland.
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Ms.Zaha Hadid is half an hour late. Which befits the image of the first lady of architecture but is also very apt.

Despite having worked in the UK for the best part of 30 years, where she’s produced many innovative designs, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow is her first major commission to be built in the UK.

But having arrived on the scene late, she and her London-based company seem to be making up for lost time, with a string of iconic buildings due to open in the next 18 months, including the new aquatics centre for the 2012 Olympics. (more…)

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Beer Stampede over wrong pricetag 2011-06-04

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Health.
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An error which slashed the price of beer and cider led to a stampede of customers at a number of Tesco supermarkets in Scotland.

A deal offering three boxes of various alcoholic drinks for £20 was going through the tills at three for £11.

Police were called to Tesco in Greenock after heavy congestion was reported in the car park as customers rushed to get the deal. (more…)

Britons Live near Work 2011-06-02

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Three-quarters of UK workers have journeys to work of less than 30 minutes according to the Office for National Statistics (The ONS) (more…)