France makes breathalyzers compulsary

July 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

If you are planning on taking a trip to our wine-loving, frog-eating neighbours and are intending to drive, then make sure to pack a breathalyser kit along with the rest of your luggage.

From 1 July, a new law came into action requiring that all drivers in France (with the exception of mopeds) have a breathalyser kit with them or risk an on-the-spot fine of €11 (£8.86).

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Celebrating Britain at Selfridges

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Summer 2012, without a doubt belongs to London. 

From the Queen’s Jubilee, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne, to the Olympics starting in July and all the festivities in between, London truly is the place to be.

And it seems the city is determined to celebrate all things British – out loud, and proud, with pomp and ceremony like only the British can do, with department store, Selfridges leading the way.

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Controversy at the 2012 Boat Race

April 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

Cambridge have won the 2012 Boat Race, beating Oxford in a controversial and incident-filled competition.

The 158th rowing race between the two universities was halted at the half-way point when a swimmer emerged from the Thames River.

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Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Tottenham kept their five-point advantage over Chelsea in a goal-less draw at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. 

The result means Chelsea will find it difficult to make it into the top four for next year’s Champions League.

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Shocking case of child abuse

December 21, 2011 § 4 Comments

Most people think of New Zealand as a wonderful place to live: beautiful scenery, friendly people, laid-back lifestyle. And for the most part, they would be right.

However, New Zealand has a shockingly high level of child abuse, and many disturbing cases have made the news over the past few years.

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Sheep Impounded in Gore, New Zealand

December 2, 2011 § 2 Comments

Please note this is not the sheep in question! (photo credited to Ian Britton, freefoto.com)

Coming from New Zealand one of the most frequent comments I get goes along the lines of ‘you have a lot of sheep there, right?’

Yes, we do – in fact we have around 40 million sheep to just over 4 million people.

However, that doesn’t change the fact that it gets a little tedious having that same comment repeated time and time again.

In spite of that (and the number of sheep jokes I will probably have to put up with), I just had to share this story…. it could only happen in New Zealand!

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Occupation at Royal Holloway University

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Students have taken over the management building of the Royal Holloway University in Egham, Surrey.

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