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Would have thought U.K holiday companies per se. The internet companies advertising accomodation for starters, some really good cottage operators.

Always have at least one U.K cottage break, if you get the weather can't beat it, no flying/transfer hassles for starters. :)

I find myself wondering what happened to all those suckers who bought property in foreign "hotspots"

so they could combine two favorite hobbies: foreign travel and property investing.

Ugh! Those TV programme makers should be SHOT!

 

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I find myself wondering what happened to all those suckers who bought property in foreign "hotspots"

so they could combine two favorite hobbies: foreign travel and property investing.

Ugh! Those TV programme makers should be SHOT!

 

What like place in the sun :)

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I find myself wondering what happened to all those suckers who bought property in foreign "hotspots"

so they could combine two favorite hobbies: foreign travel and property investing.

Ugh! Those TV programme makers should be SHOT!

 

 

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showth...ghlight=ambasun

 

There is definately something up - because they closed their Birmingham office in september

 

It's a crying shame, some of these people have lost their life saving. No matter how smart I sometimes think I am I still fear I'm going to fall for something like this one day. Probably when I'm least able to cope with it.

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Sales of woodburning stoves are up

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ho...ue-1229499.html

 

As the cold and credit crunch bite, more and more people are turning to open fires to keep themselves warm and cut down on skyrocketing fuel bills. But it isn't only about saving money; there's something satisfying and primal about building your own fire – perhaps because it dates back to the dawn of our species. Looking into the flames also has a strong aesthetic, almost hypnotic, appeal.

 

 

Kanoria Chemicals announces 17% higher net sales for 9MFY09

http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/news/pre...r-9mfy09/382115

 

 

Pol-Aqua new CEO sees sales up 25 pct annually

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustr...T56296220090129

 

 

Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.pht...-sales-17.phtml

 

 

FACTBOX-How UK retailers fared over Christmas

http://uk.reuters.com/article/allBreakingN...L58427320090129

Greggs (GRG.L) Baker Like-for-like sales up 5.3 pct in 4 weeks to Jan. 3 [iD:nL7318308]

 

Co-operative Group Food Like-for-like sales excluding fuel up 6 pct in 3 weeks to Jan. 3

 

ASOS (ASOS.L) Fashion Sales up 118 percent in 9 weeks

 

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This is the best news since QE II lost £50mn last year :lol: :lol:

 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Britis...how/4812871.cms

 

British Queen loses 75 mn pounds due to economic recession

 

LONDON: The global economic slowdown has not spared British Queen Elizabeth II

as the value of her private estate fell by £75 million in 2008-09 due to a crash in

property and investment markets.

 

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I'm sure she must be really worried about that. :huh:

 

She should be.

 

Her portfolio of commercial property is unlikely to perform any better this year.

 

Let’s say she loses £65mn this year: She’s lost £50 + £75 + £65 = 40% of her life savings in 3 years.

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Swedish Banking group Nordea Strong performance continued

 

Finlands Wärtsilä's Q2 pretax up 7 pct yr/yr

 

Finland down grades Swine flu as people are getting better without medication or hospitals and nobody has died.

 

Parts of the city of Buenos Aires were covered in snow on Wednesday as temperatures plummeted to below zero in most of Argentina.

 

http://en.mercopress.com/2009/07/23/snow-b...enos-aires-city

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She should be.

 

Her portfolio of commercial property is unlikely to perform any better this year.

 

Let’s say she loses £65mn this year: She’s lost £50 + £75 + £65 = 40% of her life savings in 3 years.

You paint a picture of her working hard and putting away some fivers at the end of the month :P Does dynastic wealth care about medium-term capital values or just the income it generates? I doubt she'll be hard up any time soon and in the mean time she only costs us 69p each, which is good news in a way.

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You paint a picture of her working hard and putting away some fivers at the end of the month :P

...

 

The poor old dear has worked her little royal fingers to the bone. That’s why you never see her without gloves ;)

 

Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

 

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GOOD NEWS - or the last drops of the summer wine??

 

Patrick Hoskin thinks this is good news - But a wake-up call is coming,

and to me these "rises" will soon lead to wage cuts, and more unemployment

 

The Public sector cannot continue to "eat the lunch" of the private sector,

when the private sector is beginning to starve.

 

The vampire state is alive and well...

 

10. Real incomes for many continue to rise. Teachers have just got a 2.3 per cent pay rise, health workers 2.2 per cent and librarians, social workers, park workers and other town hall staff are on track for at least 1 per cent. That is higher than at least some cost of living measures.

 

/see: MORE "Good News":

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/c...icle6726877.ece

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That's more like it.

 

IMO the others have taken this thread off topic :P:lol:

 

Ok it's not serious in context of this site BUT it's good news for someone

 

A husband and wife who last saw each other on December 19 when she “popped out” to buy a turkey for their Christmas dinner, were reunited yesterday after the ice and snow keeping them apart finally melted.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...buy-turkey.html

 

Some would say lucky guy :lol:

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Ok it's not serious in context of this site BUT it's good news for someone

 

A husband and wife who last saw each other on December 19 when she “popped out” to buy a turkey for their Christmas dinner, were reunited yesterday after the ice and snow keeping them apart finally melted.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...buy-turkey.html

 

Some would say lucky guy :lol:

nice one.... he got his bird back....

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GOOD NEWS - or the last drops of the summer wine??

 

Speaking of which

 

LONDON | Fri Sep 3, 2010 9:20am BST

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol consumption in Britain saw its sharpest decline in more than 60 years in 2009 in contrast to the perception that the country has a growing drink problem....

 

The organisation, which represents the brewing and pub sector, said total alcohol consumption last year dropped 6 percent, the largest decline since 1948 and the fourth annual drop in five years.

 

It meant Britons were now drinking 13 percent less alcohol than in 2004, BBPA said.

 

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68212320100903

 

 

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The poor old dear has worked her little royal fingers to the bone. That’s why you never see her without gloves ;)

Now she'll have to work even harder since her son has sunk substantial assets into some overpriced property.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13...ation-debt.html

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Speaking of which

 

LONDON | Fri Sep 3, 2010 9:20am BST

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol consumption in Britain saw its sharpest decline in more than 60 years in 2009 in contrast to the perception that the country has a growing drink problem....

 

The organisation, which represents the brewing and pub sector, said total alcohol consumption last year dropped 6 percent, the largest decline since 1948 and the fourth annual drop in five years.

 

It meant Britons were now drinking 13 percent less alcohol than in 2004, BBPA said.

 

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68212320100903

 

Decadence leads to excess alcohol consumption

 

Or is it the other way round

 

Either way they are related

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The poor old dear has worked her little royal fingers to the bone. That’s why you never see her without gloves ;)

Queen-Elizabeth.jpg..claws_1551026c.jpg

Don't mess with Liz, or she will bare those claws for you

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Decadence leads to excess alcohol consumption

 

Or is it the other way round

 

Either way they are related

 

Ignoring the failed cider tax, expect more of this........"Shopkeeper Ian Kendall has seen an increase in sales of homebrew kits since the Budget, when it was announced that duty on cider was to go up by 10 per cent above inflation".

 

One convert to the delights of homebrewing is Chris Watson, 38, of Haven Banks, Exeter.

 

“I’ve been doing it for about a year,” he said. “I bought a kit for about £50 and I brew a batch every two or three months.

 

It works out at about 20p a pint, so it definitely saves you money but there’s also the fun of doing different varieties.

 

http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/news/Homebre...il/article.html

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In case anyone hadn't noticed :P and for balance

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/se...a-credit-rating

Britain keeps AAA credit rating

Moody's rating agency backs George Osborne's plans to cut the budget deficit, saying the economy is strong enough to withstand the austerity measures

 

although the alpha version is slightly less rosy

 

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2010/09/20...tesy-of-moodys/

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I have got Good news.

 

Me and my wife have become parents for the very first time when my little boy was born in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Mother and the baby are all well. Gold to even 20000$/oz or infinity wont give me the happiness I have experienced today.

 

Yes it is not all doom and gloom.

 

:D :D :D

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I have got Good news.

 

Me and my wife have become parents for the very first time when my little boy was born in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Mother and the baby are all well. Gold to even 20000$/oz or infinity wont give me the happiness I have experienced today.

 

Yes it is not all doom and gloom.

 

:D :D :D

 

Excellent News!!

 

Happy Fatherhood.

 

Good Luck.

 

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Gold to even 20000$/oz or infinity wont give me the happiness I have experienced today.

Congratulations .. and thanks for helping keep these boards in proportion!

 

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I have got Good news.

 

Me and my wife have become parents for the very first time when my little boy was born in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Mother and the baby are all well. Gold to even 20000$/oz or infinity wont give me the happiness I have experienced today.

 

Yes it is not all doom and gloom.

 

:D :D :D

Great stuff - A Gold & platinum day

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I have got Good news.

 

Me and my wife have become parents for the very first time when my little boy was born in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Mother and the baby are all well. Gold to even 20000$/oz or infinity wont give me the happiness I have experienced today.

 

Yes it is not all doom and gloom.

 

:D :D :D

 

Congratulations. Hope you will find like many others, little ones tend to lift the gloom in even the darkest days - enjoy fatherhood.

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