Overheard at the deli counter in a Sainsbury’s in Sussex (reported by Roz Denny). Continue reading “Overheard in the deli”
Today’s TV news carried a leading story that units of alcohol will be appearing on all bottles, cans cartons etc of alcoholic drinks. People were asked in the street what they thought of this move. Several people asked, what’s a unit?
From 1st June 2007, it will be mandatory for owners of residential property within England and Wales to commission Home Information Packs (HIPs) if they wish to sell their property. A similar scheme is also planned for Scotland, which has a different system for buying and selling property.
Continue reading “Home information packs”
This plaintive question is posed by an inquirer who lives in south London.
Continue reading “Where can I buy metric-only scales?”
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) Continue reading “Crazy acres”
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“.
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). Continue reading ““Farewell” to the Calorie?”
Britain’s department for trade and industry (DTI) has recently published a letter advocating continued derogation on using supplementary indications.
[Article by Roddy Urquhart]