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Offline Maik

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02/03/16
« on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 00:30:51 »
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State pension age could rise faster than expected, say experts
Concerns raised as government announces review of whether pension age should continue to be linked to life expectancy

Millions more working-age people may have to wait until their 70s to retire after the government launched an official review of the state pension age, Labour and financial experts warned.

The exercise will consider whether to change the state retirement age from April 2028, the point at which it will have reached 67 for men and women, potentially affecting people under the age of about 55.
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/01/state-pension-age-could-rise-faster-than-expected-say-experts

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 00:31:30 »
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Tesco recalls flavoured butter over food poisoning fear
Customers who return items will be offered full refund
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/12179997/Tesco-recalls-flavoured-butter-over-food-poisoning-fear.html

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 00:54:16 »
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Where does your surname come from? This simple search could tell you
Named: Search to reveal where your surname is most common in the UK and the regions you may have a historical link to
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12179590/Named-Where-does-your-surname-come-from-Search-now.html

Hm, only had a quick look but appears to be two different location finders on the same website:
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ and http://named.publicprofiler.org/

Maybe I didn't spend long enough but the two seem to give quite different results. Interesting, though.

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 00:56:10 »
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Company becomes first in UK to introduce 'period policy'
Bristol firm allows women to work flexibly at different times of the month to tap into employees' 'natural cycle to create happier working environment'
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12179486/Company-becomes-first-in-UK-to-introduce-period-policy.html

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 09:12:46 »
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Where does your surname come from? This simple search could tell you
Named: Search to reveal where your surname is most common in the UK and the regions you may have a historical link to
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12179590/Named-Where-does-your-surname-come-from-Search-now.html

Hm, only had a quick look but appears to be two different location finders on the same website:
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ and http://named.publicprofiler.org/

Maybe I didn't spend long enough but the two seem to give quite different results. Interesting, though.

It backed up my research. I always thought that Steven was a derivation of Sven and the concentration in NE Scotland seems to bear that out. I'm a Viking! 

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 12:48:51 »
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Work until you're 75 - or even 81 - under Government review of state pension age
Possible age hike comes as minister hints at pensions tax raid on middle-class savers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12179375/Work-until-youre-75-or-even-81-under-Government-review-of-state-pension-age.html

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 12:58:51 »
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Patients who do not use GP for five years 'may be barred from practice'
The plan being developed in the east of England is intended to find out if people no longer require services, have moved house or have died
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/02/patients-who-do-not-use-gp-for-five-years-may-be-barred-from-practice

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 14:11:18 »
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Where does your surname come from? This simple search could tell you
Named: Search to reveal where your surname is most common in the UK and the regions you may have a historical link to
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12179590/Named-Where-does-your-surname-come-from-Search-now.html

Hm, only had a quick look but appears to be two different location finders on the same website:
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ and http://named.publicprofiler.org/

Maybe I didn't spend long enough but the two seem to give quite different results. Interesting, though.

It backed up my research. I always thought that Steven was a derivation of Sven and the concentration in NE Scotland seems to bear that out. I'm a Viking!
Worked very well for my maiden name Godwin as the main area was Gloucestershire and that is where my ancestors originated .As an amateur genealogist I checked my other family names and it worked out very well with all of them.

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 15:47:17 »
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Where does your surname come from? This simple search could tell you
Named: Search to reveal where your surname is most common in the UK and the regions you may have a historical link to
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12179590/Named-Where-does-your-surname-come-from-Search-now.html

Hm, only had a quick look but appears to be two different location finders on the same website:
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ and http://named.publicprofiler.org/

Maybe I didn't spend long enough but the two seem to give quite different results. Interesting, though.

It backed up my research. I always thought that Steven was a derivation of Sven and the concentration in NE Scotland seems to bear that out. I'm a Viking!

So can we expect to see a dragon's head fitted to the prow of your boat any time soon, Roger?!

 :lol:

Mine doesn't come up for 1998 - too few of us!  :(   Does show up for 1881 in E London where I know my father's family were.

Tony

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 18:13:44 »
I always thought my wife’s name was a bit unusual, Metcher. The general feeling in the family is that  people of that name were Hugonot refugees. Strange then how the search only came up with two locations in the UK, the Outer Hebrides and Telford

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 21:15:21 »
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Meet the 440-million-year-old Scottish fungus which kick-started the human race
This tiny pioneering fungus was among the first organisms populate dry land, sparking an explosion in plants and animals
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12180689/Meet-the-440-million-year-old-Scottish-fungus-which-kick-started-the-human-race.html

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 @ 21:19:09 »
Pete, have you tried worldnames.publicprofiler.org?

Seems the site is very slow to load, but might be worth checking  :dunno:

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 03 March, 2016 @ 00:02:01 »
I always thought my wife’s name was a bit unusual, Metcher. The general feeling in the family is that  people of that name were Hugonot refugees. Strange then how the search only came up with two locations in the UK, the Outer Hebrides and Telford

Have you thought of a possible link with Metzger,  a common name in South Germany and means butcher.  Metzgerei is the usual word for a butcher's shop.

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 03 March, 2016 @ 00:19:11 »
Jed Metcher is a former Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Australia, Tim Metcher is an Australian rugby union player.

er... probably not much help!

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 03 March, 2016 @ 13:46:22 »
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Meet the 440-million-year-old Scottish fungus which kick-started the human race
This tiny pioneering fungus was among the first organisms populate dry land, sparking an explosion in plants and animals
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12180689/Meet-the-440-million-year-old-Scottish-fungus-which-kick-started-the-human-race.html
Yep I can certainly confirm the scientific findings. The last time I was in Scotland it was Glasgow for a concert and during our 2 day stay we were definitely surrounded by plantpots and animals !

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 03 March, 2016 @ 20:34:35 »
Jed Metcher is a former Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Australia, Tim Metcher is an Australian rugby union player.

er... probably not much help!
Thanks guys for the pointer, using Maiks suggested web site it does indeed point to Germany, as Tony  thought, time maybe for a bit more research.

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Re: 02/03/16
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 03 March, 2016 @ 21:04:24 »
The last time I was in Scotland it was Glasgow for a concert and during our 2 day stay we were definitely surrounded by plantpots and animals !

Get me a ticket next time you're going!?!