Britain's Millennium Dome
didn't even stay open for a full year. The $1.2 billion Dome was shut down today at 6:00 PM GMT. An Irish company plans to provide luxury housing on the site, and make the building into a high tech buisness center.
posted by riffola
on Dec 31, 2000 -
"Brad the Cad"
is disciplined, but not fired. This is the man who forwarded an email, describing his sexual prowess to four people, thus starting a world wide fury. Speculation on exactly how he was disciplined includes losing out on his annual bonus.
posted by karenh
on Dec 22, 2000 -
First UK TV Millionnaire
comes, by coincidence, on the same night that another network shows the last episode of its most popular sitcom, in which the main character dies.
Gosh what a coincidence! Or is it a fix?
posted by nico
on Nov 20, 2000 -
with a neato science lesson curve. Plus the mom claims to be "one of the ugleist women in Britain."
posted by thc
on Oct 14, 2000 -
Why Big Oil Backed The Fuel Protests In Europe
-- "Watched from a distance, the oil blockades in Britain look like spontaneous popular uprisings: regular working folk, frightened for their livelihoods, getting together to say, "Enough's enough." But before this David and Goliath story goes any further, it deserves a closer reading...."
posted by johnb
on Sep 21, 2000 -
Britain's Traffic Problems
Sounds like the UK is trying its hardest to catch up with the US in auto-dependency. The Highways Agency is planning to spend US$1.75 billion on "intelligent transportation" improvements, but local motoring organizations are pushing for more lanes as traffic continues to worsen. [more inside]
posted by daveadams
on Sep 6, 2000 -
NHS to ban Ritalin for under-fives?
See, I agree with this, but it's politically divisive. The commission on clinical excellence has made a couple of controversial decisions to restrict the prescription of expensive new drugs: Allegra for flu, beta-interferon for MS, and now Ritalin. When there's such demand for the latest and greatest drugs, fuelled by the marketing budgets of the pharmaceutical companies, how do we balance the hopes and wishes of patients against the economic restrictions and clinical scepticism of the authorities?
posted by holgate
on Sep 4, 2000 -
email@example.com? The Times
is reporting that Miss Clinton is planning to follow in her father's footsteps. Though probably not too
closely... I'd imagine that it'll be easier for her to fit into the college environment once she doesn't have the Secret Service in tow, but I'm still intrigued how she'll get on here...
posted by holgate
on Aug 28, 2000 -
to England about free net access. I am shocked that a company in the honorable net industry could think of such a scam! Shocked I say!
posted by Mick
on Aug 22, 2000 -
Join up, be her friend, the webcam changes every day and she develops a "friendship" with you. Interesting entertainment from across the pond.
posted by owillis
on Aug 2, 2000 -
This story of a whiz kid who vanished
raises all kinds of questions. Sufiah, a 15-year-old student at Oxford University, disappears; then, her father receives an e-mail, supposedly from her. The e-mail
claims that she ran away from her father's abusive high-pressure learning techniques; the father
claims that she must have been kidnapped and brainwashed. The police aren't sure how to handle this situation, as there's no way to prove
that the mail is really from the daughter. Finally, the father has called in the media to present his
side of the story, since Sufiah has threatened to go to the media with hers.
posted by harmful
on Jul 6, 2000 -
UK more crime-ridden than US?
CBS News has come up with a report
describing the UK as a "battleground" for crime, replete with pictures of downtown Friday night battles after the pubs close. You're more likely to be robbed, assaulted, or have your car stolen in Britain than the US, according to recent figures. Then again, according to the DOJ, you're less likely to be raped, murdered or shot. Comparing apples and oranges?
posted by holgate
on Jun 28, 2000 -
UK - Eighty-eight people mistaken for tomatoes found dead
in a truck.
posted by tiaka
on Jun 19, 2000 -
Bye bye online privacy
The RIP Bill goes through the Lords this week. Watch as the UK's ISPs and e-commerce ventures up sticks to the US and Ireland. John Naughton has been providing a commentary on its passage (he's well-briefed by the good people at STAND
) and how it's such an insidious piece of work.
posted by holgate
on Jun 4, 2000 -
Freeserve relaunched today:
Considering that the vast majority of UK internet users have this set as their homepage, what's your opinion on the new-look Freeserve homepage. (it's like MSN - no?)
posted by williamtry
on Mar 15, 2000 -
These aerial photos
must have the security services worried. The Millenium Map company
has taken high-quality, detailed photographs of the entire UK, and from Jan 31st anyone can visit www.getmapping.com
and view photos of their house at a scale of 1:1000, or more interestingly, zoom in on GCHQ and US National Security bases, such as the one at Menwith Hill, Yorkshire, which supposedly is a key part of the worldwide surveillance network codenamed Echelon.
posted by echelon
on Jan 27, 2000 -
Down on Mickey D's? Spending way too many sweaty, sleepless nights trying to get the image of a mad clown out of your head? Try McSpotlight
- a behemoth mass of anti-burgerflogging data, legal issues, rumors, and other juicy McInformation. Be sure to test your McDIQ with the The McSpotlight Quiz
posted by grant
on Dec 2, 1999 -
Just in case you're in Britain and happen to commit a felony, don't be caught unprepared. Visit the site
of HM Prison Service and get up to date with your British prisoner slang.
posted by tdecius
on Sep 15, 1999 -