Category: Briefs

Briefs

Energy Equations

“The UK’s current ‘industrial strategy’ for energy – to subsidise offshore wind, solar, biomass and nuclear – is responsible for the fact that domestic electricity

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Catty Behaviour

A cat behaviour specialist at Bristol University has called for cats to be bred to have their hunting instinct eliminated. A survey last year of

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Get in my girl!

Women’s football is increasingly making an impact in the media. This is not a new phenomenon. On Boxing Day 1920 a crowd of 53,000 at

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Royal Flush

HM the Queen is one of 527,000 Britons over the age of 90. When she came to the throne in 1952 there were 300 Britons

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Our Beautiful Laundrettes

There were an estimated 12,500 laundrettes on Britain’s high streets and back streets in the 1980s. Today, it is reported, there are no more than

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Viking Velux

English is an amalgam of many languages. The English word “window”, unlike the French “fenetre” and the German “fenster” derives from the Vikings. Viking houses

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Complexity Costs

Hourly rates for partners at top London law firms now exceed a record £1,000. This is mainly due to the increasing complexity of the UK

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Skin in the Game

Parliament has ditched its decision to save £80,000 a year by switching to paper from vellum to print all future UK legislation. Vellum, made from

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Small Beer

Tons of newsprint are devoted to castigating the UK’s love affair with booze. There are, however, many nations with an even greater dedication to beer,

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Babycare

A study of 8,000 births in the USA found that the risk of a baby dying at birth or in his or her first few

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