Another First for Thanet. A sunny Half Term weekend, It was great to see people in my local shop buying their Bar-b-que makings and the chemist selling loads of factor 40 sun cream. Has summer finally arrived, or is it just wishful thinking.
Saturday, 30 May 2009
It is becoming more likely that ITN may come to the end, as its pension scheme has a deficit of £39,900,000.
The producer of the much loved News at Ten has turnover of £105.4 million, but makes a pre tax profit of just £4 million.
The whole pension issue is one that is going to need some nifty footwork by government in these challanging financial times
How many people quench their thirst with the orangy looking drink, produced in East Kent, called 'BING'?
It seems that Microsoft has pinched the name for its new (well, replacement) Search Engine. It is really an attempt to grab a bigger share of the searches carried out on the net.
Perhaps its time for Silver Spring to take on the might of Microsoft in the courts?
Google takes 64.2% Yahoo 20.4% and Microsoft 8.2% at present
Friday, 29 May 2009
Crikey, It appears that the 'Fire of the Gods' has been unleashed upon poor old Mark Nottingham's house. Unlucky or what? Especially as us poor mortals only know that he can be contacted C/o the Labour office in Newington Road.
Seems that he may have had a premonition though, as he left the Councils AGM on the Thursday early, perhaps to avoid the celestial being's SAT NAV.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Sad to see the obituary of Alan Bristow, founder of Bristow Helicopters, who provided Search and Rescue helicopter cover at Manston from 1971 to 1974.
Although his attitude toward industrial relations was a little harsh, his company was well liked in Thanet.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Just to prove the above statement I would like to apologise wholeheartedly for not attending todays site visit of the Planning committee. No excuse except for the fact that I FORGOT!. Thanks to my good friend Steve Ward for chairing the meeting. On planning there seems to be a welcome truce when it comes to politics.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
So we are all going to be delivered a leaflet telling us how to deal with this nasty virus! Shame its going to be in English only. How the he** do we tell the ethnic,non english speaking, minorities the information???? . I would expected better of an 'Inclusive' administration.