Daily Archives: 10/11/2011

Armistice Day Service on Twitter

Twitter users are planning to take part in an Armistice Day service on the social networking site. At 10:15 GMT on Friday, an order of service will be tweeted by organisers, with links to hymns and a two-minute silence – … Continue reading

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‘End of an Era’ For Cheap DVDs

The Chancellor is axing a longstanding relief from VAT for goods valued at less than £15 that has been exploited in the Channel Islands by internet retailers serving the mainland. The Treasury is to end the era of cheap DVDs, … Continue reading

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Fazeley Will Remember The Fallen

Fazeley, Mile Oak and Bonehill will join the nation in remembering the fallen on Remembrance Sunday, 13 November. The Civic Party will lay wreaths in the town’s Memorial Square, adjacent to the Town Hall.  The Vicar of Fazeley will then lead … Continue reading

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London 2012 Apology over HMS Belfast Poster

London 2012 organisers have apologised for airbrushing the historic World War II ship HMS Belfast from an official poster depicting the capital’s skyline. Games organisers said it was “a simple mistake in the advertising production process” for London 2012 Festival. … Continue reading

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Councils ‘Lose £7m in Bank Scam’

Councils have been conned out of more than £7m by criminals using information put on their own websites under transparency drives, a survey says. The Audit Commission said officials were being tricked into making payments – intended for building firms … Continue reading

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MPs Demand Death Penalty Debate

The government is facing fresh demands to bring back the death penalty. Five Democratic Unionist MPs from Northern Ireland have signed a motion calling for a full debate in the Commons on the matter. More than 23,000 people have signed … Continue reading

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Fifa Allows England, Scotland and Wales to Wear Poppy

Fifa has agreed that the England, Scotland and Wales teams can wear poppies on black armbands during the upcoming internationals. The move came after Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to Fifa asking that England be allowed to … Continue reading

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