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Ben Fogle’s TV crew to make sure he stays in the wild

Ben Fogle’s new programme “New Lives in the Wild UK,” is actually a Crowdfunded initiative, to dump him in the most isolated place in Britain, and leave him there once and for all. Mike Salisbury, 33 Exec Producer (well that’s what he told Ben) said: “He promised he would spend a year on that castaway island for the cameras, and then settle there for the rest of his life, but he hasn’t been off our screens since. “Our algorithm indicated...

Floating wind turbines cheaper than nuclear by 2020

By Steve Taggart The cost of offshore wind power could be reduced dramatically due to floating wind turbines. They could be generating power in UK waters by 2020, much cheaper than the cost of new nuclear. There are a number of designs in development and the race is on to prove that this floating technology can be a power source for states who have access to a coastline. Countries would anchor wind farms near their major cities and numerous places...

The Syrian war and rise of ISIS explained in 5 min video

By Steve Taggart After the sickening attacks in Paris, there have been many calls for the west to attack IS in Syria, but the conflict in this brutal civil war is larger than just ISIL. Understanding the history of this conflict is important as it let's us see the background, to the cycle of death, that appears to be never ending in this region. The death toll rises everyday and sadly there seems no end in sight.

George is Missing a Trick

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  I loathe George Osborne with a passion I reserve only for the devil's disciples themselves (cite Boris Johnson, cite Boris Johnson, cite Boris Johnson). For six years he has removed the heart from the British economy, selling off the only profit making parts of the public sector to university chums at the heart of the crisis that crippled the public purse in the first place. Austerity has accompanied growing national debt and weak economic growth, house prices are...

Parliamentary Sketch 18th Nov – A declaration of war…and should we attack IS

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Cameron is itching to get involved in the Syrian conflict, and he reiterated this point again during today’s PMQS. But all-out war has already broken out in the Labour ranks. Only hours before PMQs Ken Livingstone, recently installed to evaluate defence policy, said Kevan Jones, Lab, the Shadow Defence Minister, who has suffered with depression, might need some psychiatric help. Ken then refused to apologise for his comments afterwards until Mr Jones did first, he...

One in Eight British Jobs Pay Over £50k, but Only One in Twenty Candidates want them

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Ahead of the ONS latest report on the highest paid jobs in Britain new research has found 12.5 per cent of jobs in the UK pay over £50,000, but just 5 per cent of candidates are seeking premium salaries. Job site CV-Library looked at roles advertised between 1st November 2014 to 31st October 2015 and discovered that over 189,000 of the 1.5 million jobs offered a salary of over £50,000. Furthermore, data from the same...

Why Farage is Unknowingly Aping 17th Century Anti-Catholic Language

By Darragh Roche In 1605, a group of religious extremists nearly bombed the state opening of parliament. If these terrorists had succeeded, the entire English ruling class, including the King, would have been wiped out in an instant. These fanatics hoped the ensuing chaos and panic would give their religion the opportunity to seize power and impose itself on an infidel population. English schoolchildren are taught the story of the Gunpowder Plot with rhymes and songs and every year local communities...

Cuts to Santa’s tax credit means xmas is cancelled

Santa Claus has been forced to cancel Christmas due to cuts to his tax credit. For the first time in his life he has become a squeezed middle and has been told he will have to tighten his belt. He said: “After the cuts I can't afford the fuel needed run my sleigh, and it is taking longer to deliver presents every year, as finding poor doors on new builds is almost impossible. “It was bad enough last year when...

Class of 92 Apologise for Embarrassing Current Squad

The Class of 92 have made a joint statement to the press following the Unicef charity game apologising to the current squad for making scoring goals and creating chances look easy in front of a full Old Trafford crowd. Coy Paul Scholes said: "It was too easy, Becks put a cross over and I headed it in, it was simple. I even shut my eyes when the ball came over and it just ended up in the net. Even when...

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