Lombard Risk annual regulatory conference tackles ‘tsunami of regulation’

July 7, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Lombard Risk annual regulatory conference tackles ‘tsunami of regulation’

More than 300 delegates from 170 different firms – double last -year’s attendance – took part in the event at the Andaz Hotel in London.

Notebook maker hires hot metal typesetters for the first time in 50 YEARS

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Notebook maker hires hot metal typesetters for the first time in 50 YEARS

The printing process – which had dated back to 1890 – was virtually wiped-out as new technology in the 1980s brought cheaper, more efficient industrial printers.

Life Of Crime : From speeding to stealing, avoiding travel fares to having sex in public – Brits are breaking the law on a regular basis

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The average person breaks 17 laws a year and commits at least one crime every month, some without even knowing it. Surprisingly, having sex in public was the second most frequent offence after speeding.

British woman who had a stroke and woke up with a Chinese accent is devastated after being told the side effect is PERMANENT

July 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
British woman who had a stroke and woke up with a Chinese accent is devastated after being told the side effect is PERMANENT

Sarah Colwill’s strong Devon drawl disappeared overnight – in one of only 20 known cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome worldwide. Medical staff say they have exhausted all options and despite Sarah never visiting China she has to accept her Far East voice is here to stay.

Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes five bodyguards to walk his corgi on the Isle of Arran

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Billionaire Roman Abramovich takes five bodyguards to walk his corgi on the Isle of Arran

The secretive billionaire was spotted taking a speedboat from his £500 million mega-yacht to a jetty on the Isle of Arran. He then got off and, flanked by heavies, took the pint-sized pooch for a tour of Lochranza, a village with a population of just 250.

Council wastes thousands in failed prosecution of man who accidentally dropped 10p-size piece of orange peel – and picked it up – but still took him to court

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Council wastes thousands in failed prosecution of man who accidentally dropped 10p-size piece of orange peel – and picked it up – but still took him to court

Luke Gutteridge, 29, was spotted by an overzealous enforcement officer who accused him of littering and handed him a £75 fine. Luke, who had put the rest of the peel in the bin, swiftly picked up the small stray piece and apologised.

Five teenagers arrested over unexplained death of 16-year-old pupil from top fee-paying school on Jersey

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Five teenagers arrested over unexplained death of 16-year-old pupil from top fee-paying school on Jersey

Tragic Morgan Huelin, 16, was found unconscious in the street on Saturday morning and pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital. Police have arrested five teenagers, aged 15 and 16, who are now in custody.

Today’s young people switch jobs and houses more than their parents did – and have twice as many sexual partners

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Research commissioned by Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to mark the launch of the S6 switch kit, compared and contrasted behavioural differences between under-25s and over-50s. The survey of 2,000 respondents reveals a younger generation who are unafraid of change and who fully expect to ‘switch and swipe’ their way through life.

Traditional home tiling in decline as buyers switch to wall cladding panels

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Traditional home tiling in decline as buyers switch to wall cladding panels

Improving these parts of the home has often meant stressful weekends spent chipping off old tiles, mixing tile grout and making a mess – only to finish with wonky tiles.

Rum, Vodka and Whisky voted Britain’s favourite drinks

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Rum, Vodka and Whisky voted Britain’s favourite drinks

The online alcohol retailer 31DOVER.com commissioned a study into the British public’s favourite tipple and it actually threw up some very interesting results.

Parents’ anger over crude school play for 12-year-olds where characters ‘Bob and Nob’ go on the lookout for “nookie” with Essex girls

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Parents’ anger over crude school play for 12-year-olds where characters ‘Bob and Nob’ go on the lookout for “nookie” with Essex girls

Pupils at The Warriner School, in Bloxham, Oxon, were given the play “Too Much Punch for Judy” by Mark Wheeller to take home to revise last weekend (27/6). But mums and dads were stunned when they saw the saucy script contained crude dialogue from male characters on the lookout for “nooky.”

Extreme cyclist takes on world’s toughest descent – despite being paralysed from the waist down

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Extreme cyclist takes on world’s toughest descent – despite being paralysed from the waist down

Martyn Ashton, 40, was left paralysed from the waist down after an accident when performing a trials display at Silverstone in 2013. He was told he would never walk again, let alone ride his beloved bicycle.

Potty Mouth : Two-year-old girl won’t stop swearing because of Toys R Us crying doll that sounds like it’s saying “F**K IT.”

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Potty Mouth : Two-year-old girl won’t stop swearing because of Toys R Us crying doll that sounds like it’s saying “F**K IT.”

Anthony Burridge and Sarah Williams let daughter Emily chose the My Little Baby Born Nappy Time doll as a birthday treat from Toys ‘R’ Us. But their joy quickly turned to disgust when they got home and realised that instead of crying when tickled the #32.99 toy sounds like it says “f**k, f**k, f**k it.”

Motorist keeps licence despite clocking up 42 points in three months – SEVEN speeding offences including 109mph in 50mph zone – after giving court a sob story

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Motorist keeps licence despite clocking up 42 points in three months – SEVEN speeding offences including 109mph in 50mph zone – after giving court a sob story

Alex McFarlane’s offences included doing 109mph in a 50mph zone and jumping a red light. On another occasion a passenger in his car leaned out and laughed and waved at the camera as McFarlane roared past at 82mph.

Sheffield school banned breastfeeding artwork for Ramadan

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Sheffield school banned breastfeeding artwork for Ramadan

Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield, South Yorks., told 18-year-old Martha Armitage that her A-Level work would not be used in a room which is now being used as a prayer room for the duration of the religious period. But Martha has hit out at the decision because she is proud of her beautiful, intricate work, which took 15 hours to create, and she wants it to be shown.

Gypsumtools adds MIRKA sanders to its range of plastering tools

July 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Gypsumtools adds MIRKA sanders to its range of plastering tools

Gypsumtools has added to its ever-growing range of stock – with new products the aimed at helping plasterers get the smoothest finish out of any job. The plastering supplies firm, based in Leicester, already boasts one of the biggest selections of drylining products available on the web today and delivers to homes and sites across the UK. But eager…

Green-fingered enthusiast who has spent life savings turning an urban wasteland into a city oasis has been told to destroy it because he didn’t get permission  

July 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Green-fingered enthusiast who has spent life savings turning an urban wasteland into a city oasis has been told to destroy it because he didn’t get permission  

Public-spirited Jam Imani Rad, 65, forked out over £5,000 installing statues, trellises and stone structures into the community garden for neighbours to enjoy. But he has been told to return it to its previous derelict state after failing to win permission from the housing association.