UK FAMILIES URGED TO HOLD WEEKLY COBRA MEETINGS
From Samantha Rawlings
In response to a national emergency, the UK Government will often call a COBRA meeting to determine the best course of action to deal with a crisis. The acronym COBRA stands...
EASTER CONTROVERSY IS UNDERMINING THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
From Patrick Oâ€™Leary
For skeptics and atheists, the Easter season is a celebration of myths and legends dressed up to look like a religion that defies all logical reasoning. Many take great delight in pointing out all the...
SPRING EQUINOX, NATURES NEW YEARS DAY. BUT SOMEBODY FORGOT TO TELL US...!
From Julia Stiles
Break out the bubbly, letâ€™s all have a party, why? Because March 20th, 2014 is New Yearâ€™s Day. Itâ€™s called the Vernal Equinox when the sun crosses the celestial equator...
HIGH TAXES BLAMED AS UK AND IRELAND AWASH WITH COUNTERFEIT CIGARETTES
From Sharon Tate
Itâ€™s hardly surprising that, in the middle of a recession, more and more smokers, especially young people, are turning to cheaper fake cigarettes than the highly-taxed genuine version....
STAGFLATION AND DEBT STILL UNDERMINING UK RECOVERY AS HOPES INDICATE GROWTH THIS YEAR AT 4%
From Christopher Flowers
The Chancellor, George Osborne, along with many economists, believe that 2014 will achieve a growth rate of 4%. But the continued squeeze in wages is a reminder of...
2013 HAS COME AND GONE, YET THE ARCTIC STILL REMAINS. THEY OVER-SOLD AGW SAY THE CRITICS
From Cliff Hughes
In 2008, Al Gore, the former Vice President and author of â€œAn inconvenient truthâ€ made a prediction, based on climate science, that the arctic ice would disappear by 2013. In fact, the....
NEW LAW MEANS SHOPS AND SERVICES TO GO 24/7 TO COMPETE WITH INTERNET AND CREATE JOBS ACROSS THE UK
From 2014 Prediction 1
A radical shake-up is expected in local and national laws to take the UK High Street into 24/7 mode helping to create millions of new jobs.
HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRAINTS TROUBLE THE RENTED SECTOR AS RECOVERY FALTERS
From Jack Collins
House building constraints trouble the rented sector as recovery falters
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM WILL BE RESOUNDINGLY REJECTED AS VOTERS CHOOSE STABILITY
From 2014 Prediction 6
We are forecasting a strong turnout with a high No vote as Scottish voters baulk at the high cost and high risks associated with splitting from the UK.
OVER-PRICED UK HOUSE VALUES TO FALL SHARPLY AS EU TIGHTENS LENDING RESTRICTIONS
From 2014 Prediction 7
Since 2008, the necessary correction in UK residential and commercial property asset prices has not been allowed to happen.
SEX ABUSE CASES TO EXPLODE AS UNRESTRICTED-PORN BYPASS CONTROLS THROUGH THE USE OF THE DARK-WEB
From 2014 Prediction 9
While National Governments obsess over the use of the Dark Web for terrorist activities, the real threat to social stability lies in the overt threat to...
LINKEDIN BUSINESS MODEL MAY BE FLAWED AS USERS DESERT THE PREMIUM ACCOUNTS
From Carly Peel
Many peer-to-peer and business-to-business networking sites are having to re-think their business models as users reject monthly charging for what is only occasional usage....
UK NATIONAL DEBT STILL RISING AS BUDGET DEFICIT STARTS TO TAPER
From Trevor Rawlings
UK National debt, including liabilities, could soon surpass Â£5 trillion pounds. This factors in all liabilities including State and Public- sector pensions and the cost of bailing out....
PROPERTY PRICE BOOM IMMINENT, WARNS CABLE, EXCEPT IN SOCIAL HOUSING!
From Grant Colby
Vince Cable has called for the Government's flagship help-to-buy property scheme to be reconsidered in comments likely to anger George Osborne. In an interview with....
CAMPAIGN SUCCESS AS VIRGIN AND TALKTALK AGREE TO CHILD RESTRICTIONS ON PORN SITES
From Paul Cunningham
Paedophiles trying to access child pornography online will have warnings appear on their computer screens, under a Government initiative agreed with the internet industry.
ESTIMATED COSTS RISE TO 42 BILLION AS CRITICS LABEL HS2 AS VANITY PROJECT
From Nigel Parks
MPs vowed to continue to oppose the costly High Speed Rail 2 line, as a former Cabinet minister branded it a 'boys' toy'. Ministers were dealt a blow when 37 MPs including many Conservatives voted against the proposed railway. And there was fury when Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin revealed the costs had already soared by Â£10billion to reach Â£42.6billion.
PARLIAMENT URGES UK TO GET FRACKING
From Alan Cole
Go-ahead has been given as Ofgen report warns that risk of energy blackouts has tripled in the past year.
Britain is to get serious and embark upon a dash for shale gas, ministers announced, as a new report warned that the risk of future energy blackouts had tripled in the past year.
BUILDING NEW UK HOMES UNDERMINED BY CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS
From Trevor Smith
Coalition politics are blamed on Government dithering over proposed higher standards for energy efficiency in new homes which is threatening the building of tens of thousands of houses this year, exacerbating the UK's housing crisis and deterring new investment, industry leaders have warned.
BANK CARD CHARGES RISE AS TOURISTS RE-DISCOVER THE VALUE OF CASH
From James Glover
It may be your money but debit card transaction costs are rising. As financial institutions seek to repair their balance sheets, the fees charged for debit card use are on the rise. The Royal Bank is now charging a Foreign Purchase Fee of Â£1.25 for all Non-Sterling transactions, plus 2.75% of the value if sterling conversion does not take place at the point of sale.
ID MICRO-CHIPS ARE BEING MADE COMPULSORY
From Vicki Bryce
All puppies will now have to be microchipped to make it easier to trace the owners of dangerous dogs.
Ministers will say that compulsory microchipping will ensure that all dogs can in future be traced back to their owners, who will then be held accountable for the animal's behaviour.
SCOTTISH AIRGUN OWNERS REBEL AGAINST LICENSING PLAN
From Craig McKay
Airgun owners will need licences Kenny Macaskill told MSPs earlier this week. A licensing system for air weapons will be created after giving assurances to the parents of tragic Andrew Morton who was killed in 2005.
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