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02/02/16
« on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 01:34:19 »

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 01:35:01 »
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Qatar's Zakynthos investment put on ice

The multi-million-euro project has run into local claims on the 15-square kilometer area it purchased in 2014.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205597/article/ekathimerini/business/qatars-zakynthos-investment-put-on-ice

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 01:37:32 »
Might be an idea to buy bread and petrol on Wednesday, sounds as though bakeries and petrol stations will be joining the strike on Thursday, taxi drivers also (maybe).

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 01:41:55 »
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Sir Stelios takes on the supermarkets with food for 25p
No-frills airline founder Sir Stelios opens a trial easyFoodstore shop with groceries sold at 25p

 Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyjet, has finally launched his assault on the competitive budget grocery sector with the trial of his first easyFoodstore shop.

The easyFoodstore is selling all of its grocery items, including noodle pots, sardines and tinned spaghetti hoops, for just 25p for the whole of February.

The shop, located on Park Royal West , just off the North Circular Road, in London's zone three, first opened its doors last week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/12134820/Sir-Stelios-takes-on-the-supermarkets-with-food-for-25p.html

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 01:45:28 »

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 02:15:04 »

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/itv2-to-broadcast-grease-live/

Got good reviews in the States, being shown on ITV2 Wednesday 20:00-22:50

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 13:08:36 »
Sounds as though the Pisoaetos port project is back on the boil, a budget of 6,400,000€ has been allocated.

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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 13:38:06 »
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Medway Foundation trust 'gravy train' attacked, as deficit quadruples at failing hospital
Patients groups have criticised a failing hospital for spending 'exorbitant' sums on temporary finance managers, despite safety concerns and a deepening deficit
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/12134988/Medway-Foundation-trust-gravy-train-attacked-as-deficit-quadruples-at-failing-hospital.html

Quite staggering how well failure is rewarded

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 13:45:20 »
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Too many of our 'charities’ are nothing of the sort
The MPs’ report into the twilight world of Kids Company reveals that taxpayers pick up the tab
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12134804/Too-many-of-our-charities-are-nothing-of-the-sort.html


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Re: 02/02/16
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 02 February, 2016 @ 16:18:32 »
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Medway Foundation trust 'gravy train' attacked, as deficit quadruples at failing hospital
Patients groups have criticised a failing hospital for spending 'exorbitant' sums on temporary finance managers, despite safety concerns and a deepening deficit
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/12134988/Medway-Foundation-trust-gravy-train-attacked-as-deficit-quadruples-at-failing-hospital.html

Quite staggering how well failure is rewarded

Bloody appalling IMHO.  It's what you get if you create independent "Trusts" that can set their own pay rates and are encouraged to compete against each other and against the private sector.  Those of us who worked for the NHS at the time did warn about what would happen but it turned out even worse than we thought.

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