Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thinking of buying a fridge?

A recent survey of their web sites leads us to speculate on where retailers see themselves: most plump for the present,  but a few appear to favour the last century. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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50 years of Celsius weather forecasts – time to kill off Fahrenheit for good?

Fifty years ago, on 15th October 1962, British weather forecasts switched over from the Fahrenheit scale to Celsius. Fifty years on, some parts of the British media inexplicably cling on to Fahrenheit measures, and the UK Metric Association (UKMA) says … Continue reading

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The Cardinals Hat calls time

A pub in Worcester, that for ten years served draught beer by the litre, has now closed due to rising costs. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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