Was reading today that it would cost £3BN p.a. to eradicate child poverty in the UK. Also read that the UK governemnt had a budget of £8BN p.a. set aside for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I am all for the "support our boys" and think the men over there fighting are brave individuals but...
Due a fee upgrade.
Whats the best from following models.
Is anyone else cynical about the Royal Bank of Scotland donating a heart scanner to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on the condition that their staff get first dibs (25% of usage has to be set aside for them).
I can't make my mind up - if it wasn't for them there wouldn't be a scanner at all, but at...
The life of an innocent shopkeeper may well have been saved if we had the death penalty, instead 20 years of Sky TV and drugs awaits this repeat murderer.
I have noticed that the Bank of Scotland have dropped there charges down to £15.00 :agree:
Does anybody think that it is in the wake of people claiming back charges from the bank's that were unfair in the past
I have a voucher for a free MOT from Kwik Fit from my car insurance policy !
Do you think they are trustworthy or am i setting myself up to be ripped off ?
While playing football on Wednesday for a total of 4 hours, i totally knacked my muscles and yesterday they were aching all over and i could barely move.
Today i feel a bit better but i was just wondering what's the chances of me being fit to play tommorow for a few hours as i have an important...
Has anyone else seen this? If so, what did you think?
Did anyone see the programme tonight?
They had a lady on (Joey Russell was her name) and the programme tonight was all about superstition and how people react. Anyway they made this lady do lots of 'unlucky' things like smash a mirror, walk under a ladder, black cat walked in front of her, man...
Got a problem (maybe):confused:. When on hols last year (Vegas:thumbsup:) i was taken to hospital on the first night and had to make a claim to my travel insurance company(complete barstewards:brickwall) when i got back. After months of dragging their heels they finally said they would...
Are half sizes a different in the width of a shoe or the length?
Not done one of these for a while!
I m a slightly authoritarian leftist :shocked:
Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.21
Is there really a Kwikfit on Leith Walk or am I imagining it?
Which is your favourite ersine?
I notice the daughter in law of Princess Anne had to convert (Catholic to Protestant) so that her husband doesn't rescind his right to the throne (what is he? 30th or something anyway?).
In the days of EU mandated Human Rights and employment regulations to guard against religious, gender and...
Why oh why do we have to have a 'blow by blow' account about his time in the forces. It has dominated the news in the last few days that he is going to be training with the Navy for a month or so.
Who really cares about this?
I see the police have released without charge the father of the two murdered London kids.
The mother is still being held and the 6 month old remains critical in hospital, but with police not asking for anyone to come forward with any comments/statements it appears this may be a sad case of a...
What is the world coming to? Anne Moffat MP for east lothian out a walk along a nice coastal path on friday night gets beat up badly and mugged.
I don't like the woman but you wouldn't wish that on anybody. I live in the...
Apart from Hibs.net.
I'm not a great browser, and apart from a couple of boring work related sites and some local listings for cinema, theatre, bars, sport, museums, pop music concerts that I use when I'm in a strange town, my internet life is sparse. A bit of bbc and salon.com and basically...
Following on from a post that kinda touched a nerve with me....what I want to know is....
Does Gaming Encourage Violence?
The Daily Mail published an article siding with a complete lunatic lawyer who has been trying to get Rockstar North to stop making GTA (Grand Theft Auto) and Manhunt as he...
Great article about the ongoing oil crisis http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20011.htm
Since it has become all the rage is there a chance that Arnie the terminator could be the future leader of the most powerful nation on earth?
Simple enough, which newspaper or papers do you read and why.
I generally always pick up The Guardian and The Telegraph, both are cheap at uni, contain good quality journalism and give opposing views on similar stories.
Generally always have a look at The Sun in my works staffroom for a...
My wife has won a Bedlam Paintballing competition for 25 people.
As we have no intention of using it as I have a broken leg at present and couldn't find babysitters for 12 couples, she has decided to sell it at a much reduced rate.
I told her I would advertise here befor...
Oh dear. Where are NZ brothers to explain this to us?
An article in the Scotsman is going on about new hotels in Edinburgh. It lists all the developments that are known about from ‘planning application to be submitted’ to ‘being built’.
Although Mad Vlads old RBS building in St Andrews Square is mentioned there's nothing about the yams £51...
SHOPPERS face standing in separate supermarket queues to buy alcohol under the latest crackdown on Scotland's drinking culture.
The proposal is being considered by ministers as part of a long-term strategy on alcohol misuse, due to be published shortly.
Individual checkouts in...
I'm looking to buy a kilt but i can't decide what tartan to buy! My family tartan is rank so i don't fancy it. Has anyone else got a kilt with a decent looking tartan? If so what's it called? I was going to get the Hibs tartan but i'm not sure if i can afford the £250 extra!
anyone believe in these fellas?
is bonnybridge still the place to go to watch them carvin' up the night's sky?
when do you think the mothership will come back?
With claims the Asian kid who was killed yesterday may have been captured on film as a "happy slapping" incident is it not time the media acted more responsibly and reported it for what it was - a deadly criminal assault?
Ok words dont stop mindless folks but should the media use the term...
Have to say I had always thought Private Eye were a bit harsh on old P*nis, no-one could really be as big a tool as they were making out.
How wrong can you be? This man's performances on Britain's Got Talent are so jaw droppingly inappropriate that you just have to keep watching.
Bush's press secretary puts the boot in over Iraq. A bit late now though! :grr: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/may/28/georgebush.usa?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront
Trying to organise a trip to London in August, no sign of the legendary cheap fares when I use "Raileasy". Is this just a P*sspoor portal and I'd be better going to the station for advice?
By-Election proves that this government is finished.
Time to call a vote of no-confidene on the incumbents in power.
Crazy bunny boiler, or smooth political operator?
imagine getting home and finding that amongst your souvenirs. :agree:
My youngest daughter just recieved a letter from school this morn, as part of her history to study the first world war, trench warfare in Belgium & France & visiting the areas where the events took place ..
Im so bloody envious, lucky wee sod !!!! :greengrin
Does anyone have pics or know of...
Where's everyone going on their holidays this year then??
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