Monthly Archives: March 2007

Crazy acres

Of all the traditions that are kept alive today the acre for land measurement has to be one of the daftest. (Article by Phil Hall) Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs, Education, Media | 33 Comments

New motorway speed limits for goods vehicles?

By 1 January 2008, speed limiters will have been fitted to all recently registered, and many older, buses, coaches and goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Law, Road signs, Transport | 10 Comments

Confusion brews on Budget day

At the time of writing this article, the BBC is reporting on its website that in today’s budget, “Duty on beer and cider rises 1p a pint“. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs, Law | 10 Comments

Blood transconfusion

The National Blood Service are understandably concerned that not enough people are coming forward to donate blood. There are, no doubt, a variety of reasons why people are inhibitied from doing so, e.g. can’t spare the time, nervousness about the … Continue reading

Posted in Health | 16 Comments

“Farewell” to the Calorie?

Tesco is phasing out ‘kcal’ from the nutrition information on food products. Only ‘kJ’ will be used. (Information provided by Philip Bladon, and edited by Derek Pollard). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs, Health | 18 Comments