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2010 Quality of Living Survey Results 2010-05-26

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London is the only UK city to have been ranked in a global top 50 for quality of living, but comes in at a lowly 39th spot, a new survey has suggested.

The study was based on factors including crime, political stability, hospitals, transport, food and drink, leisure, climate and personal freedom.

‘The Mercer Quality Of Living Ranking’ assesses 221 cities to help governments and firms place staff on assignments.

Vienna was ranked at (more…)

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New Finds Upsets Theory of Planet Formation 2010-04-17

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Nine new planets have just been discovered, and unlike the planets in our solar system, two of them are orbiting in the opposite direction to the rotation of their host star. This — along with a recent study of other ‘exoplanets’ — upsets the dominant current theory of how planets are formed. (more…)

Waitrose into Scotland 2010-04-09

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Waitrose‘ has been given the green light to build its biggest Scottish supermarket to date on the outskirts of Glasgow.

The upmarket grocery chain was granted permission to build a 25 000 sq ft branch in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire south of Glasgow. It will be almost twice the size of its recently opened store in Byres Road in the city’s west end. (more…)

Stadium Architect Months Behind Schedule 2010-03-23

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Technical drawings for Glasgow’s 113 million GBP show-piece sports arena and indoor cycle track planned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are four months behind schedule, it was claimed today. (more…)

NAO says BBC Spend Careless 2010-02-26

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‘The National Audit Office’ (‘The NAO’) today criticised the BBC for spending 2 000 million GBP on three major building projects, including the redevelopment of its ‘Broadcasting House‘ HQ in London, without ‘clear assessments of the intended benefits’ in terms of value for money. (more…)

Air Traffic Control Prestwick opens 2010-01-26

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The new air traffic control centre at Prestwick in Ayrshire is set to be formally opened.

About 130 controllers have relocated from Manchester to complete a decade-long strategy to control UK airspace from two centres instead of four. (more…)

Glasgow 2014 Venues “Late” 2009-11-20

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Key venues for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are months behind schedule, according to a report by Audit Scotland.

They say that the new national indoor sports arena (NISA) is being delayed, as is the revamp of the national swimming centre in Glasgow.

The news has prompted calls (more…)

Lazy Glasgow 2009-09-10

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Lazy Brits would rather watch a television programme they do not like than get out of their chair to change channels.

A survey by Nuffield Health has been finding out our slobbish habits with some shocking results.

Around one in six people said if their remote control was broken, they would continue watching the same channel rather than get up. (more…)

Council to Stem Bigot Parades 2009-08-19

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The number of Orange parades in Glasgow could be cut by up to 90 per cent amid council concerns over policing costs and disruption to city streets, it emerged today. (more…)

Barr to Build 2012 Venue 2009-07-14

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A Glasgow-based construction firm, ‘Barr Construction’, has been awarded a contract to build the third largest venue for ‘The 2012 London Olympic Games‘ — the temporary Basketball Arena. (more…)