Manchester is one of the seven most intelligent cities in the world. The city has been included in the Intelligent Community Forum’s annual list, which recognises efforts to create jobs by developing computer technology.
Leonie Davies, a former department head with the investment bankers J P Morgan, finalised her divorce, quit her job and left London for Norfolk. There she spent four years and £400,000 building her dream eco-house. The green roofed, earth sheltered geothermally heated building has set her back more than planned, but she’s glad to be away from the city and its skewed priorities.
“I was paying a huge mortgage so that I could have a home close to my office, where I was working so that I could afford the huge mortgage on my home. I realised just how crazy that was.”
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I translate this as “i’m feeling insecure.” whichever sad little copywriter came up with it should get some therapy rather than announcing his issues in foot high letters.
It doesn’t so much offend me as make me pity the fool who thinks they can sell cars by appealing to some outdated idea of masculinity.
Update It seems this is related to an equally idiotic TV ad campaign. I’m so glad we don’t have a TV.
Vox pop records has moved to good old thomas street.
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Hopefully the first of many more. The only problem (apart from the usual one of drivers being on my road and slowing me down) is that the chain slips on the fifth cog. It’s probably a wear issueas that bog was part of my old favourite ratio. The new chain hasn’t worn down in sympathy to fit the hook shape. So i’m working with the ratios one higher and one lower than i’m used to, so my legs are spinning wildly or grinding harder than they’d prefer.
I’ll get used to it, the important thing is that i’m back on my bike. When i start working from home i’ll have to make up random reasons to go for rides.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency statistics, covering the period from July to September, were welcomed by Environment Minister Ross Finnie.
But he said that more had to be done to improve Scotland’s record, a call echoed by unions and environmentalists.
The minister launched a consultation to seek views on the issue.