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Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st December 2017

By way of explanation. The term 'home business' consists of two words. 'Business' is the second one; it's there to qualify and support the word 'home' and all that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently, we also list below, items which are of interest and value to the home. Whether in its context as an office or as a part of your family and lifestyle but always directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment that running a business from home, in its entirety, can bring.

For a current, multi-part overview of starting and running a business from home, go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm

31.12.2017: New Year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42513069

Spending boom defies price hikes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/29/spending-boom-defies-price-hikes/

Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42519073 Minus record levels of personal debt, job insecurity, care costs and Inheritance Tax. Lucky Millennials!

Family fallouts over Christmas leading to more disputed wills, says law firm. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/family-fallouts-christmas-leading-disputed-wills-says-law-firm/

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42511321

Fraudulent scams expected to rocket in 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/scams-2018-fraud-robots-ransomware-rip-off-bank-accounts-identity-a8131236.html Time to ban the internet, perhaps?

Government tried to silence me, says Lord Adonis. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42520480 It's a good job ex-Labour's 'Lord' Adonis didn't have the same professional worth as Dr David Kelly (under the war criminal Blairite regime) or he would have simply been murdered to ensure his silence.

The man who can't face the internet. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42265053

Customer service: what were the best and worst firms in 2017? https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/30/worst-firms-customer-service-reader-complaints

30.12.2017: UK businesses warn: We are suffering from fall in EU immigration. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/28/uk-businesses-warn-suffering-fall-eu-immigration/

The criminal has become corporate: how BBC's McMafia exposes the gangsters in our midst. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/criminal-has-become-corporate-bbcs-mcmafia-exposes-gangsters/ 'Has become'? I see British fake news propaganda is still fifty years behind the times. It will be regaling us with tales of empire and commonwealth next. When criminals were governments. And governments were criminals. And still are.

Generation Rent could end up being glad that they never bought. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/23/generation-rent-could-end-glad-never-bought/ Scant consolation - maybe - for not having a choice, anyway.

Wakefield and Bedfordshire named as the top Help to Buy spots in the UK. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/buying/first-time-buyers/wakefield-and-bedfordshire-named-as-the-top-help-to-buy-spots-in-the-uk-a116496.html

How to make sure your home goes on sale at just the right price. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/property-valuation-how-to-make-sure-your-home-goes-on-sale-at-just-the-right-price-a116526.html

Citizens Advice: Think carefully about gym membership. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42511313 Gym membership is like doing social media. For fakes without real lives, only. (Mainly.)

Red tape leaves France lagging as skiers turn elsewhere. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/red-tape-leaves-france-lagging-skiers-turn-elsewhere/ Or, as Boris 'The Buffoon' Johnson would say, it's because of Brussels red tape that Little Ingerlandt doesn't have any skiing at all.

Facebook apologises after investigation exposes string of mistakes by moderators. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/29/facebook-apologises-investigation-exposes-string-mistakes-moderators/

Was 2017 the year British sport lost its way? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42353175 Hardly. Sports hacks accustomed to burying the truth since a team of cheating Little Ingerlandt dopers won the World Cup, got caught on the hop?

Sex robots could be hacked and murder you warns expert. https://www.indy100.com/article/sex-robots-cyborg-hacked-murder-you-warning-nick-patterson-artificial-intelligence-8132836?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100 As we keep saying. Buy Local.

The 26 Best Websites to Learn Incredibly Useful New Skills. https://www.thebalance.com/websites-learn-new-skills-1200627?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11648938&utm_term=

The 3 Essential Criteria for a Successful Startup. https://www.thebalance.com/the-3-essential-criteria-for-a-successful-startup-1201059?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11648938&utm_term=

Family board game includes free airline ticket. https://www.springwise.com/family-board-game-includes-free-airline-ticket/?utm_campaign=1029374_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M29Q,2V1FMX,2AUNC,1

Stretchable battery could be used in workout clothes. https://www.springwise.com/material-generates-electricity-sweat-used-workout-clothes/?utm_campaign=1030148_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M2V8,2V1FMX,2AX03,1

New app helps color-blind sufferers adjust TV screens. https://www.springwise.com/new-app-helps-color-blind-sufferers-adjust-tv-screens/?utm_campaign=1030203_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M2WR,2V1FMX,2AX7N,1

29.12.2017: Boxing Day sales footfall down 5.9% on the high street. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/27/boxing-day-sales-footfall-down-5-9-on-the-high-street/

UK must pay for French ports after Brexit, Macron to tell May. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/french-ports-brexit-uk-pay-emmanuel-macron-theresa-may-a8131096.html After a few billions of £s in adjustment for the damage inflicted upon British travellers, holidaymakers and businesses by the regular closure of French ports by French trade union criminals. Although that fact does appear to have escaped most recent British governments whose gaze appears to be permanently fixed upon either New York or Tel Aviv.

Government to target 'rogue' landlords offering house shares. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/28/government-to-target-rogue-landlords-offering-house-shares/

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to scrap 'no fault' evictions to tip housing rules back in favour of renters. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-housing-rules-renters-evictions-election-manifesto-jeremy-corbyn-landlords-conservatives-a8123041.html Let's hope Mr Corbyn doesn't lose sight of the facts in his attempt to consolidate more votes. There are far more rogue tenants than there are rogue landlords and trying to legally evict a tenant who wants to abuse the system is a lengthy and expensive task. Too many landlords are already considering quitting, especially small buy-to-lets. This could tip the balance of the supposed housing 'crisis' still further. On the other hand, perhaps that's what Mr Corbyn wants? Fine. There are plenty of opportunities across the Channel.

Britain's property market 'now worth £8.29 trillion'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/28/britains-property-market-now-worth-a-8-29-trillion/ Wow. That's even more than the cost of the American terrorist nuclear arsenal!

Mortgage approvals 'lowest for over a year'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42502610

Co-op rolls out deals with small breweries to sell beer in local stores. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/co-op-rolls-out-deals-with-small-breweries-to-sell-beer-in-local/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Crelated_lnk2%26pLid%3D914198019_uk

Learning new language popular resolution for 2018, says survey. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/28/learning-new-language-popular-resolution-for-2018-says-survey/ Like, Oh my God, guys! Cool. Innit, like. Oh, my God. Awesome.

Thousands 'caught at least twice for using mobile phone'. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/28/thousands-caught-at-least-twice-for-using-mobile-phone/ While millions get away with it. All 'very important entrepreneur' types, discussing which takeaway to order when they get back home because they are too stupid and idle to cook something edible.

Donald Trump is 'running a criminal enterprise out of the White House', says former US governor. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-white-house-howard-dean-vermont-governor-criminal-democratic-dnc-chair-a8130396.html The White House has always been a centre of criminal enterprise and certainly since long before all of America's traditional criminals jumped on the same bandwagon to blame just the present president for the country's evil history.

W.H.O. classifying video game addiction as a mental disorder enrages social media. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/video-game-addiction-who-gaming-disorder-social-media-world-health-organisation-a8131166.html No surprises there - as social media addiction is a mental disorder too. They should ban both so people can get a life again.

28.12.2017: Cost of Brexit: The impact on business and the economy in 2017 and beyond. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-economy-sterling-currency-investment-cost-impact-business-financial-banks-insurance-retail-a7695486.html

'Zero real wage growth' forecast for 2018. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42484798 Just like all those other years under the Tories, in other words.

Plans to make the debt rulings process fairer outlined by Government. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/25/plans-to-make-the-debt-rulings-process-fairer-outlined-by-govern/ Wouldn't it be good if, instead of appealing to carrot-IQ Tory voters, the regime also did something about the systematic exploitation of existing debt legislation by deliberate offenders? Including the courts?

Shoppers favour online orders to cash in on Boxing Day sales. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/26/shoppers-favour-online-orders-to-cash-in-on-boxing-day-sales/ That's only because British shoppers ain't got no cash, folding, no more.

Shoplifters taking under £200 worth of goods 'not pursued'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42492488

MP campaigns to end unpaid 'trial shifts'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42466238 Will this MP get himself re-elected, one has to ask?

HMRC employs farmyard ducks to 'niggle' taxpayers. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42493459 And what is HMRC employing to 'niggle' all those tax-dodging, big, fat corporate pigs?

Over 10,000 tax returns submitted during Christmas Day and Boxing Day. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/27/over-10-000-tax-returns-submitted-during-christmas-day-and-boxin/ Slightly more entertaining than watching repeats and today's Z-rater media crap, perhaps?

WhatsApp to cease support for older smartphones on New Year's Eve. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/27/whatsapp-cease-working-older-smartphones-new-years-eve/

How your computer could be doing the work of international criminals. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/botnets-security-cyber-andromeda-how-to-stay-safe-update-computer-internet-of-things-a8099996.html Isn't that the reason why computers were made widely available to the public in the first place? If one classifies the US government, quite reasonably, as 'international criminals'.

US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/26/us-to-make-at-least-285m-cut-to-un-budget-after-vote-on-jerusalem That should help the USA's contribution to international terrorism, tax breaks for the country's 'haves' or mega-rich, a part-refund of the $20,000 + which every American man, woman and child has unknowingly contributed to its superfluous nuclear arsenal and a bit towards the £ millions owed by the US Terrorist embassy, London, in unpaid parking fines and congestion charges.

Anti-fracking tea lady vows to fight order to move catering van. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/27/anti-fracking-tea-lady-vows-to-fight-order-to-move-catering-van Seems like a good place to stop for a cuppa!

27.12.2017: Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42428308 What 'fever' is this if shoppers are 'immune'? Immune to media bullshit, perhaps?

Predicted visitor number increase 'underpinned by pattern of longer-term growth'. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/26/predicted-visitor-number-increase-underpinned-by-pattern-of-lon/ But aren't these visitor types 'immigrants' which Brexit Knobheads are trying to get rid of? Not that a Brexit Knobhead would know the difference between an immigrant and a visitor, anyway.

Brexit has already damaged Britain's global brand, Sir Martin Sorrell says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-martin-sorrell-wpp-brand-damage-eu-citizens-a8120241.html We - and many others - said this months ago. The problem is that despite Christmas, the same handful of turkeys causing the problem are still wandering around gobbling a load of bollox.

Home-sellers in 2017 'gained nearly £92,500 typically on what they had paid'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/24/home-sellers-in-2017-gained-nearly-a-92-500-typically-on-what-t/ And the majority of people reading this will believe every word!

New laws that will change the UK in 2018, from exposing the gender pay gap to warmer homes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/new-laws-legislation-2018-gender-pay-immigrants-animal-cruelty-drones-generation-rent-a8128586.html

‘Lethargic’ Government blamed for lost generation that can’t ever retire. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/pension-schemes-retirement-savings-workplace-money-salaries-workers-generation-a8120676.html I don't think 'lethargic' is the best possible description.

UK cotton back in production in Manchester. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42452950

How Subliminal Advertising Makes You Buy. https://www.thebalance.com/how-subliminal-advertising-makes-you-buy-4155841?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11648331&utm_term=

Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Business Insurance. https://www.thebalance.com/pitfalls-to-avoid-when-buying-business-insurance-4155164?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11648331&utm_term=

Scanner takes the guesswork out of wine drinking. https://www.springwise.com/scanner-takes-guesswork-wine-drinking/?utm_campaign=1028001_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M17L,2V1FMX,2AQH8,1

Self-healing glass brings an end to broken screens. https://www.springwise.com/self-healing-glass-brings-end-broken-screens/?utm_campaign=1028001_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M17L,2V1FMX,2AQH8,1

26.12.2017: The real agenda behind Brexit. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/brexit-agenda-2018_uk_5a3900bbe4b0860bf4aaf9fe A largely correct assessment but the subsequent 'Comments' are a worthy reminder of just how much bollox has been spewed by the country's fake news propaganda - and just how many morons there are out there who think they know what they are talking about. Rock on. (Assuming it's not just 'staffers' posting contentious remarks to keep up interest. Who knows? Certainly not Brexit Knobheads who believe they have taken part in a democratic exercise.)

UK cabinet ministers 'concerned over Brexit campaign tax demands'. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/24/brexit-campaign-tax-demands-boris-johnson-michael-gove As the lady above says - it's what Brexit is all about.

Good news on credit cards as Britons count the cost of Christmas. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/christmas-credit-card-spending-household-budgets-incomes-presents-a8120751.html

Do I have to pay tax on Bitcoin profits (and what will happen if I don't)? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/capital-gains/do-have-pay-tax-bitcoin-profits-will-happen-dont/

Unwanted or faulty Christmas present? Here's how to return it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/unwanted-faulty-christmas-present-return/

Moving on? 10 tips and tricks from property experts on how to get your home ready to sell. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/ten-top-tips-and-tricks-from-property-experts-on-how-to-get-your-home-ready-to-sell-a116521.html

Who’s doing Google and Facebook’s dirty work? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/24/facebook-google-youtube-dirty-work-social-media-inappropriate-content

The BRICS countries plan to set up their own Internet. http://www.voltairenet.org/article199015.html Oh, dear. It was ambitions like this by Iraq, Libya, the North African countries and Syria which prompted the Arab Spring and invasions by the Coalition of Evil. Let us hope the BRICS countries have more success - although with the North Korean so-called 'crisis' looming large, one can expect American targets to go off at a tangent somewhat. As they do. And limit the prospects of the huge majority of the world's business community (and humanity) still further.

150 skiers rescued after being trapped in chair lifts in French Alps. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/24/200-skiers-stranded-in-chair-lifts-at-french-alps-resort It wouldn't be a genuine holiday in France if something or the other didn't stop working.

New York's vanishing shops and storefronts: 'It's not Amazon, it's rent'. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/24/new-york-retail-shops-amazon-rent It's pretty much the same problem in the UK. Unfortunately, the country's fake news and state propaganda are so far up Amazon's arse, they can't see the wood for the trees and so-called reporting revolves around the company's press releases.

'We're here for the long haul': are independent bookshops finally back on the rise? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/25/were-here-for-the-long-haul-are-independent-bookshops-finally-back-on-the-rise

25.12.2017: Fidget spinners, Princess Charlotte and avocados - the consumer year. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/24/fidget-spinners-princess-charlotte-and-avocados-the-consumer/

EU nationals should pay £10 for post-Brexit UK visa, report suggests. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/24/eu-nationals-should-pay-a-10-for-post-brexit-uk-visa-report-sug/ A Tory, Brexit camp idea and the usual rubbish. Many of the suggested measures are already in place; whereas instead of inhibiting the movement of millions of our European neighbours, many of whom are closer to Britain than a significant number of daily commuters are to their workplaces and would only be passing through in a day or two, visas could be applied instead to more casual visitors such as Americans, Canadians and Australians, for example. There is also the view that as the Americans insist on every visitor to their country having a visa, so they should be required to have visas when they go abroad, too. Especially as they are likely to be terrorists or social media nutters or both. However, this is a Fags for America report, so nothing unexpected here.

New guidelines issued on anti-social behaviour powers after 'busybody' warning. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/24/new-guidelines-issued-on-anti-social-behaviour-powers-after-bus/

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42455285

Amazon apologises for 'threats' to customer. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42459594

December 29 dubbed 'Boxing Up Day' as eBay predicts surge in searches. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/24/december-29-dubbed-boxing-up-day-as-ebay-predicts-surge-in-sea/

Funding boost for community business. https://www.uk.coop/newsroom/ps3-million-boost-local-people-wanting-take-business-community-hands The Community Shares Booster Programme is now open to applications to support local groups in England to set up or grow a community business. The programme is delivered by the Community Shares Unit and helps community businesses to raise finance through community shares, which allow local people to invest and become owners of a local community business. It provides initial grants of up to £10,000 to help local groups develop a community share offer, as well as match equity funding of up to £100,000 to enable a community business to launch its community share offer and start raising investment.

The Business Show, 16th & 17th May 2018 at ExCeL, London. http://www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk/exhibit/

The Scottish Business Exhibition, 21 - 22 November 2018, SEC Glasgow. https://www.thescottishbusinessexhibition.com/?=stdem

The Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference. A Focused Two-Day Seminar for Startup and Existing MLM Companies, Las Vegas, Nevada - February 22 & 23, 2018. http://www.mlmlegal.com/srs2.html

The 9 Best Small Business Books to Buy in 2017. https://www.thebalance.com/best-small-business-books-4154269?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11648217&utm_term=

How to Make Money With Online Courses. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-make-money-with-online-courses-4148198?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11576709&utm_term=

15 Things Retailers Should Never Say. https://www.thebalance.com/things-retailers-should-never-say-2890108?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468839&utm_term=

24.12.2017: Boris Johnson 'gaining ground' in drive to tear up Brussels red tape. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/23/boris-johnson-gaining-ground-in-drive-to-tear-up-brussels-red/ As anyone 'in the know' would confirm - Brussels red tape isn't the problem. It's Whitehall red tape which needs tearing up. But you wouldn't expect Little Ingerlandt's fake news media and state propaganda to admit that.

Government to 'guarantee' high speed broadband for homes and businesses as a legal right. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/broadband-high-speed-internet-homes-businesses-legal-right-government-ofcom-bt-a8123791.html Of course, if the government 'guaranteed' consumer rights under existing legislation ('legal rights'), there wouldn't be a problem either. But that wouldn't merit a propaganda release, would it now?

Pay-per-mile for lorries could be introduced to cut congestion. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/23/councils-bid-share-100-million-pot-improve-roads/

From Uber to plumbers, hotels and meals... the worst festive ripoffs and how to avoid them. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/uber-plumbers-new-years-eve-ripoffs-avoid/ Or, most things you read about in the fake news media.

Retailers hope for Boxing Day boost. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/23/retailers-hope-boxing-day-boost/

Being a sex worker does not mean you can't have a private life, says judge as he grants escort an injunction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/19/sex-worker-does-not-mean-cant-have-private-life-says-judge-grants/

Free Ways to Promote Your Business Online. https://www.thebalance.com/free-online-advertising-4148463?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11576653&utm_term=

6 Advertising Campaigns That Actually Hurt Sales. https://www.thebalance.com/advertising-campaigns-that-actually-hurt-sales-4148155?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11576653&utm_term=

10 Great Small Business Opportunities Right Now. https://www.thebalance.com/great-small-business-opportunities-2947978?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11576653&utm_term=

Next Steps When You Have a Great Idea For a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/what-to-do-with-ideas-for-business-1200673?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11576599&utm_term=

Atmospheric lamp harvests its energy from plants. https://www.springwise.com/atmospheric-lamp-harvests-energy-plants/?utm_campaign=1023688_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LXVS,2V1FMX,2ADVM,1

Device creates alerts when birth control pill has been forgotten. https://www.springwise.com/device-creates-alerts-birth-control-pill-forgotten/?utm_campaign=1023688_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LXVS,2V1FMX,2ADVM,1

Crisp packet codes track the snack’s origins. https://www.springwise.com/crisp-packet-codes-track-snacks-origins&/?dm_i=3GJ2,LZA8,2V1FMX,2AJ95,1#8217;s|origins|Eco+%26amp%3B+Sustainability|Food+%26amp%3B+Beverage|Retail|Telecom+%26amp%3B+Mobile

Disposable coffee cups are upcycled into luxury papers. https://www.springwise.com/disposable-coffee-cups-upcycled-luxury-papers/?utm_campaign=1025504_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LZA8,2V1FMX,2AJ95,1

Internet-connected display is made entirely of wood. https://www.springwise.com/internet-connected-display-made-entirely-wood/?utm_campaign=1026665_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,M06H,2V1FMX,2AMPE,1

Peelable paint protects almost any surface. https://www.springwise.com/peelable-paint-protects-almost-surface/?utm_campaign=1022392_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LWVS,2V1FMX,2A9QQ,1

App counts calories from photos. https://www.springwise.com/app-counts-calories-photos/?utm_campaign=1022392_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LWVS,2V1FMX,2A9QQ,1

23.12.207: Boris Johnson Attempts 'Kettle Chips Diplomacy' With Russia Amid Cyber Warfare Row. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-russia_uk_5a3cd2bde4b06d1621b37fa2 'Kettle Chips'? What an idiot. He could ony be American. After slagging off the Russians with American McCarthyist propaganda for the past few years, why is he even there? And why didn't the Russians just arrest him for crimes against humanity and terrorism? Done international relations and all British businesses a favour.

UK household saving contracts again as incomes fall short of spending. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-household-savings-fall-q3-2017-incomes-spending-ons-ratio-a8124086.html

Antibiotic use in meat revealed by UK supermarkets. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42437665 This would be news only to Fake Brit Brexit Knobheads and Fake Brit The Scum and Daily Wail readers. Those that can read, that is.

Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42441355 Now that the oceans are choked with plastic and the Chinese are refusing to accept any more British shite. Really got their fingers on the pulse, have Wankminster's MPs. Of their bell-ends.

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42455285

How to save over £1 million by retirement - starting today. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/22/how-to-save-over-a-1-million-by-retirement-starting-today/ All the better to hand over half of it once they die in Inheritance Tax and fees to Tory-voting donors, crooks and leeches.

British passports will be navy blue after Brexit, says Home Office. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/22/british-passports-will-be-navy-blue-after-brexit-says-home-office This is a bit daring. Does the Home Office have Pentagon approval for this departure from ass-wipe American-style passports?

Christmas deliveries: your rights if your packages are lost, delayed or damaged. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/christmas-deliveries-rights-packages-lost-delayed-damaged/

22.12.2017: Brexit will be great for our food industry and our pubs – that's why I stand against a second referendum. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/pubs-tim-martin-wetherspoons-brexit-price-cost-increase-tariffs-food-industry-a8110181.html There's a lot more to the British economy than the American food industry and a rapidly-declining number of pubs. And that's why it would be 'great' if, rather than Brexit, Little Ingerlandt had a democratically elected, representative government instead.

Donald Trump threatens to cut 'billions of dollars' aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-aid-cut-jerusalem-vote-un-billions-dollars-latest-a8121116.html On this we have the word of a serial-lying terrorist regime which has only ever given other countries 'aid' (bungs) if it expects to receive many times their value in return. It is also common knowledge that just like telecons companies, ANY American claims should be taken with gritting lorry-loadfuls of salt.

What the generally spineless UN needs to do - and as we have been saying for decades - is to impose sanctions on the USA. For starters. Whereas consumers with a conscience can simply boycott Shite Made In America as well. (More here: https://www.bing.com/search?q=boycott+american+products&FORM=R5FD6)

The times they are a-changing. And that means it is time to start dealing seriously with the world's #1 leading terrorist state and sponsors of terrorism, a threat to world peace, a threat to humanity and a threat to the planet itself.

Brexit: What would a Canada-style free-trade deal with EU mean for the UK economy? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/brexit-eu-what-canada-free-trade-deal-mean-uk-economy-city-london-michel-barnier-a8120656.html One word. Screwed.

Car production continues to fall after huge drop in domestic demand. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/21/car-production-continues-to-fall-after-huge-drop-in-domestic-dem/ Fake Brit, Brexit Knobheads buying more and more German, Japanese and Korean cars, no doubt, and then blaming 'immigrants' for job losses.

Leaseholds banned on new-build houses in England. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42439155

Housebuilder Redrow in embarrassing blunder as leasehold sale ban confirmed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/21/housebuilder-redrow-embarrassing-blunder-leasehold-sale-ban/

Poland can thumb its nose at Brussels as long as the cash keeps rolling in. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/21/poland-brussels-law-and-justice-eu-voting-rights It's not as if a centre of corruption, money-laundering, crimes against humanity and anti-democracy like Brussels can afford to lecture Poland, anyway. Having lost the massive Russian export market in recent years, Eurohypocrats haven't got any more friends to lose than America's colonial outpost just across the water, Little Ingerlandt - which doesn't have any friends at all.

Google Chrome adblocker will clear up annoying websites from February. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-chrome-ad-blocker-websites-clean-february-launch-pop-ups-a8120286.html It's ironic that this article should appear in media which is so riddled with Google Adshite that its pages are practically un-navigable. So - as it's a Google product we are talking about, we presume that this adblocker will block everyone else's ads except its own? Ah, well. Another boycott alive and kicking. https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/boycott-google-10-reasons-to-boycott-google.397187/

The world's first vending machine for the homeless has been launched just in time for Christmas. https://www.indy100.com/article/world-first-homeless-vending-machine-launched-nottingham-8120686?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

When logos go wrong: a brief history of unfortunately suggestive signs and corporate fails. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/logos-go-wrong-brief-history-unfortunately-suggestive-signs/

21.12.2017: Christmas deadlines extended for last-minute shoppers. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/20/christmas-deadlines-extended-for-last-minute-shoppers/

Snow and Black Friday result in disappointing December sales. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/20/snow-and-black-friday-result-in-disappointing-december-sales/

Small business commissioner appointed to tackle disputes around late payment. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/small-business-commissioner-paul-uppal-government-appointment-disputes-late-payment-a8118146.html Again? So what's happened to all the other late payment initiatives we have had so far? Nothing to do with the worst late payers being Tory war criminal sponsors and donors, by any chance?

House price growth expected to flatline next year, says Rics. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/house-price-growth-expected-flatline-next-year-says-rics/

Estate agents stretching the facts, say regulators. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42430547 Really? And we need 'regulators' (who get paid HOW much!?) to tell the public something that has been common knowledge since estate agents were first conceived?

UK homes to get faster broadband by 2020. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42423047 You can tell it's Christmas, can't you, as the telecons industry offers the long-suffering public a seasonal fairy tale. Except this fairy tale is almost as old as Father Christmas himself and isn't confined to just cold, snowy weather.

Uber dealt new setback as EU court says it should be regulated as taxi company. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/20/uber-dealt-new-setback-eu-court-labels-transport-company/

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and mankind’s fundamental need for facts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/open-economy/wikipedia-founder-jimmy-wales-fake-news/?utm_campaign=tmgspk_plr_1771_Apr5w3Tm0Z4J&plr=1&utm_content=1771&utm_source=tmgspk&WT.mc_id=tmgspk_plr_1771_Apr5w3Tm0Z4J&utm_medium=plr Jimmy Wales commands a great deal more respect than the west's universally detested media but surely he knows that if he were to be successful, it would decimate the so-called daily 'news' industry. And then what is he and/or western governments going to do with hundreds of thousands of propagandascheisedwriters, hate-preachers, paparazzi, liars, hypocrites and general scum? Turn them all into 'self-employed entrepreneurs'?

SSE and British Gas at bottom of poor-value deals league table. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/20/sse-and-british-gas-at-bottom-of-poor-value-deals-league-table/

3 danger signs to help you avoid losing money. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/20/3-danger-signs-to-help-you-avoid-losing-money/

HMRC warns on iTunes gift card scam. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42426787

If you have this PIN number, change it immediately. https://www.indy100.com/article/pin-number-card-security-cyber-banking-finances-passwords-most-least-popular-8120346?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

Amazon removes circumcision training kits from sale. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/20/amazon-removes-circumcision-training-kits-from-sale

UN Jerusalem vote: US 'will be taking names'. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42424666 The Terrorist Brotherhood of the USA and Israel throwing a hissy fit, is it? Not to worry. 'God' took their names a long, long time ago. And now it's time for more rounds of 'reprisals' against children throwing stones and disabled protesters confined to wheelchairs. Bombs, missiles, tanks and 20 murdering Israeli cowards v 1 protester sounds about right. In the meantime, it's high time the UN voted for sanctions against and a boycott of American goods, too.

Poland judiciary reforms: EU takes disciplinary measures. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42420150 Looks like another set of Polish Partitions by thieving, murdering European illegal immigrants are on the way.

20.12.2017: UK to pursue ambitious trade deal with EU, Theresa May tells cabinet. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/19/uk-to-pursue-ambitious-trade-deal-with-eu-theresa-may-tells-cabinet EU as in Santa Claus.

World 100m champion Justin Gatlin embroiled in new doping scandal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/18/exclusive-investigation-world-100m-champion-justin-gatlin-embroiled/ Justin Gatlin again? Perhaps it's time to do a repeat of Lance Armstrong as well? It all helps media and official stoolies ignore the thousands of undisclosed dopers from their favourite (excluding Russians) sports of football, tennis, swimming, cricket, rugby, etc, etc. Especially as it's all too easy to convince Brexit Knobhead types these days. And . . . where else would you employ mainstream sports hacks who aren't otherwise fit to shovel shit?

Uber drivers a danger to public safety, warns union. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42413744 So is the present Tory regime. Perhaps we should start with that first?

Mobile phones: Send a text to end your contract. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42413750

UK and US blame WannaCry cyber-attack on North Korea. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/19/wannacry-cyberattack-us-says-it-has-evidence-north-korea-was-directly-responsible If that's the case then given the USA/UK's track record, North Korea is certainly innercent.

Kaspersky files lawsuit over anti-virus software ban. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42405057 Isn't it American shiteware which is the root of all evil, anyway?

The workplace fable of the Young Entrepeneur and the champagne. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/workplace-fable-young-entrepeneur-champagne/ This 'fable' is just another myth put about by the country's fake news media. The workplace is and was, innercent.

The economic trends to look out for in 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boom-asset-prices-interest-rates-us-chinese-debt-what-to-look-out-for-2018-a8115476.html Another batch of wheels-guaranteed-to-drop-off media predictions.

Crisps and snacks seen as a route to growth by US firms. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42396197 Makes a change from bombs, missiles, guns, terrorism, economic sanctions, poisoning, starvation, protectionism, etc, etc.

Britons are drinking less this Christmas, study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/british-people-drinking-christmas-alcohol-less-study-a8118186.html Are GCHQ and MI5 aware?

The new homes 'uninhabitable' after less than a year. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42396938 Or, any homes built by Tory sponsors and donors.

Demand for Making Tax Digital guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-tax-digital-for-business-survey-of-small-businesses-and-landlords Four in ten small business owners and buy-to-let landlords would like guidance on preparing for Making Tax Digital (MTD), according to an HMRC report that is based on a survey of 2,900 business owners and landlords, carried out in the second half of 2016. Just 26% of business owners and landlords surveyed used software to keep tax records, increasing to 52% of respondents who paid corporation tax. The majority of survey respondents (72%) said they would go to an accountant or tax agent for MTD advice and support, 33% would use the HMRC website or helpline, and 5% would ask family and friends. (EnterpriseQuest)

19.12.2017: Michael Gove Accused Of Plotting To Steal Holiday Days From Workers. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/michael-gove-accused-of-wanting-to-steal-holiday-days-from-workers_uk_5a368916e4b0ff955ad3d3e0 Sounds like 'the workers' who probably voted for Brexit in the first place after believing what their lying, hate-preaching, politicians and fake news media told them. Welcome to the long-suffering ranks of the country's 'self-employed entrepreneurs', folks!

Mobile phone and broadband services need 'radical improvement'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42386899 'Radical improvement' could easily and quickly be achieved in the telecons sector. Dispense with the so-called watchdog Ofcon. Waterboard and imprison telecon company executives and management for as long as they have been deceiving and thieving from the public.

A third of homes on the market have had asking price cut - by an average of £25,000. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/third-homes-market-have-had-asking-price-cut-average-25000/ In other words, ignore estate agents' asking prices and automatically trim them by £25,000.

Building industry needs cultural shift to prioritise safety, Grenfell probe says. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/18/building-industry-needs-cultural-shift-to-prioritise-safety-gre/ It's true the building industry needs a cultural shift. So is 'the Grenfell probe' going to point the way by recommending everyone responsible for the disaster is banged up for corporate manslaughter?

Government scheme designed to support 3.5 million struggling savers is delayed. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/saving-scheme-low-income-families-household-costs-delay-money-personal-finances-a8108656.html Sure. Can't be having inroads made into the regime's spending on supplying weapons to terrorists, war crimes, crimes against humanity, refugee creation, thieving and tax breaks for Big Corp.

HMRC consults on hidden economic activity. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-the-hidden-economy-public-sector-licensing HMRC is seeking views on using 'conditionality' measures to reduce the tax gap in certain sectors, including the taxi and private hire, private security and waste management sectors. The measures would make tax compliance a condition of trading licences and introduce checks on tax-registration status as part of the licence application process. The sectors covered by the consultation were chosen as they are vulnerable to 'hidden' economic activity and because tax compliance measures align reasonably well with existing licence conditions and would have broader benefits. The consultation closes on 2 March 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

18.12.2017: More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU, poll finds, in biggest gap since referendum. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/17/half-britons-now-want-stay-eu-poll-finds-biggest-gap-since-referendum/ This isn't realy news. It's a fact which simply hasn't been reported sooner by Little Ingerlandt's offshore, foreign-owned, tax-dodging, criminal, lying, hate-preaching, fake news media and propaganda.

Boris Johnson warns UK cannot become 'vassal state' of EU. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/17/boris-johnson-warns-uk-cannot-become-vassal-state-eu/ No, of course not. What American buffoon and future Prime Minister of Little Ingerlandt wants is for the 'UK' to remain a 'vassal state' of the USA.

UK accounts for a fifth of EU service exports. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/12/uk-accounts-fifth-eu-service-exports/

Report warns of Britain's ability to impose sanctions on countries post-Brexit. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-sanctions-lords-committee-report-north-korea-russia-iran-syria-a8114501.html So - with 20 countries or so upon which Little Ingerlandt imposes 'sanctions' - and many of those are crimes against humanity - plus all the countries which it has attacked, terrorised and bombed including the dozens invaded by hundreds of thousands of jackbooted, murdering, thieving British illegal immigrants in the pursuit of 'empire' and commonwealth' - we are now supposed to go out there and find countries to willingly trade with to replace the EU? Well. According to the regime's murdering fags for America, that is.

Russia's hostility to UK and West as bad as at the end of Cold War, says Johnson. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/17/russias-hostility-to-uk-and-west-as-bad-as-at-the-end-of-cold-w/ Ah. The American spokesbuffoon for Little Ingerlandt is reiterating another Pentagon press release. This (unspecified) Russian hostility - like American McCarthyism, is it?

Why the rise of Amazon means absolutely anything goes in UK retail. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/amazon-uk-retail-cma-tesco-phil-clarke-sainsburys-morrisons-a8111961.html No, it doesn't mean that at all. But it does show just how servile and stupid the UK's fake news propagandascheisewriters are.

Advertising authority considers complaints over Amazon Prime delivery times. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/amazon-prime-delivery-delay-christmas-complaints-asa-advertising-standards-authority-a8114946.html

Western society will give up alcohol within a decade. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/alcohol-give-up-generation-hangover-free-replacement-alcosynth-david-nutt-tobacco-cigarettes-a8115406.html

8 Ways to Make Your Business Look Like a Million Dollar Company. https://www.thebalance.com/make-your-business-look-like-a-million-dollar-company-4019062?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468808&utm_term=

The Best Ways to Get Free Website Promotion. https://www.thebalance.com/the-5-best-ways-to-get-free-website-promotion-2948444?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468808&utm_term=

Flower lollipop can be planted once eaten. https://www.springwise.com/flower-lollipop-can-planted-eaten/?utm_campaign=1021023_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LVTR,2V1FMX,2A5J5,1

17.12.2017: Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42360363 All part of the international criminal banking community's drive to dispense with cash altogether. (Follow the 'electronic' money trail.)

Offices ban Christmas gift deliveries amid warnings of a 'perfect storm' for late parcels. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/15/workplaces-ban-christmas-gift-delivery-staff-amid-warnings-perfect/ There seem to be a lot of 'perfect storms' these days; I wonder why they seem to be causing so many imperfect consequences?

Britons set new gin record after buying 47m bottles this year. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/16/britons-set-new-gin-record-after-buying-47m-bottles-this-year-supermarkets-christmas A bad Victorian habit to go hand-in-hand with another of the regime's bad Victorian habits - labour exploitation.

Sky and BT strike deal to sell each other's channels. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/15/sky-bt-strike-deal-sell-others-channels/ A new channel is to be launched to mark the move - called 'Dopers'.

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says 'there's no money in politics'. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/16/nigel-farage-skint-ukip-4m-townhouse There's plenty of work on the land or on construction sites, especially now that hundreds of thousands of hard-working immigrants have returned home after The Kippah Party's (and its cronies') sustained campaign of hatred and abuse. On the other hand, British bosses aren't too keen on employing idle, dishonest scum who would rather be leeching off the taxpayer. Even if it's the EU taxpayer.

Facebook admits that spending time on social media can make you feel worse. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/15/facebook-admits-spending-time-social-media-can-make-feel-worse/ It shoud ban itself, then.

How we became a generation of 'unread' emails - and tips for getting inbox zen. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/became-generation-unread-emails-tips-getting-inbox-zen/ Is that what 'pig-ignorance' is these days?

Hart in Hampshire named best place to live in the UK for the fifth time in six years. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/hart-in-hampshire-named-best-place-to-live-in-the-uk-for-the-fifth-time-in-six-years-a116391.html Still comes way behind Benidorm or the Dordogne, though.

The world's worst airline. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/worst-airline-which-ryanair-british-airways-survey-vueling-jet2-norwegian-united-singapore-airlines-a8113616.html

16.12.2017: Brexit: UK public are becoming more pessimistic over economic impact of EU withdrawal, finds Bank of England. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-uk-public-pessimistic-eu-withdrawal-economic-impact-bank-england-a8112301.html

Plans to help those with persistent credit card debt 'may still leave some vulnerable'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/14/plans-to-help-those-with-persistent-credit-card-debt-may-still/ Goodness me. Whatever next. A seismic shift in credit card philosophy.

US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/14/net-neutrality-fcc-rules-open-internet This has long been awaited, especially as American terrorism and its propaganda has found itself confronting an increasingly sceptical (better informed) and hostile audience.

So. The internet has had its day. Next?

Russia has ability to 'disrupt' Britain's internet access, head of Armed Forces warns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/14/russia-has-ability-disrupt-britains-internet-access-head-armed/ Just as well his mates, American terrorists, have gotten to the internet first. Furthermore, shouldn't Russian restraint until now be congratulated? Despite the best efforts of Little Ingerlandt's gobby, job-creating, war criminals and professional murderers?

Daily Mirror owner presses ahead with Express takeover as revenues fall. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/15/daily-mirror-owner-presses-ahead-with-express-takeover-as-revenu/ Looks like hate-preaching, fake news propaganda is no longer making the money it had become accustomed to. What's next? Nuremberg-style trials for its proprietors, editors and journalists? Hopefully.

In the meantime, it also gives ethical, image-conscious advertisers the opportunity to 'quit the shit', as they say.

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42367751

Nigerian man jailed for role in global email scams. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/15/nigerian-man-jailed-for-role-in-global-email-scams At least it's a start. Banks, telecon companies and search engines next?

Idiomatic English means Brits struggle to communicate with the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/14/idiomatic-english-means-brits-struggle-communicate-world/ 'Idiot' English, I think they mean. Or, 'Trailer Trash American' as it's better known. (Oh, my God. Awesome. Cool. Oh, my God.)

Why it’s time to switch off The Apprentice, and ditch pitch culture. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/the-apprentice-pitch-pitching-productive There never was a time to switch on The Apprentice. Or Dragons' Den.

Animal welfare groups call for halt in using pugs and bulldogs in product ads. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/15/animal-welfare-groups-call-for-halt-in-using-pugs-and-bulldogs-i/

Would you 'Deliveroo' your babysitter? (Anyone under 40 probably already is...) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/would-deliveroo-babysitter-anyone-40-probably-already/

Car door alert device helps prevent cycling accidents. https://www.springwise.com/car-door-alert-device-helps-prevent-cycling-accidents/?utm_campaign=1018173_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LTML,2V1FMX,29WZ2,1

Interactive and practical retail space pilots new emerging brands. https://www.springwise.com/interactive-practical-retail-space-pilots-new-emerging-brands/?utm_campaign=1018173_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LTML,2V1FMX,29WZ2,1

Sports video intelligence platform provides instant match footage analysis. https://www.springwise.com/sports-video-intelligence-platform-provides-instant-match-footage-analysis/?utm_campaign=1019959_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LV07,2V1FMX,2A2CC,1 You don't need an intelligence platform to analyse an England football squad's performance. Even a forked carrot recognises shit when it sees it.

Biological house is built from upcycled farming waste. https://www.springwise.com/biological-house-built-upcycled-farming-waste/?utm_campaign=1019959_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LV07,2V1FMX,2A2CC,1 Tory councils in Little Ingerlandt have been providing these for decades, although they are more commonly referred to as 'shitholes' rather than 'biological housing'.

AI property management saves time and money. https://www.springwise.com/ai-property-management-saves-time-money/?utm_campaign=1019959_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LV07,2V1FMX,2A2CC,1

15.12.2017: Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42350406

Scottish income tax rises to be unveiled. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42339146

Stamp duty tax debate 'welcome'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42339254

'Tax crackdown on the self-employed has cost me £1,000 a month – and it will only get worse'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/income-tax/tax-crackdown-self-employed-has-cost-1000-month-will-get-worse/

Facebook: Russians spent just 73p on adverts during Brexit campaign. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/13/facebook-russians-spent-just-73-pence-ads-brexit-campaign/ I think the public has increasingly learned to recognise blatant propaganda nowadays - especially Coalition of Evil (American, British, French and Israeli) propaganda.

Still, now that Little Ingerlandt's multi-Tour de France winner and hate-preaching, fake news propaganda 'champion' has failed a drugs test, the UK will be showing the rest of the world - and especially those cheating Ruskies - that it can do the right thing and voluntarily withdraw its squads from the next doped-up Winter Olympics; the doped-up, cheating, corrupt football World Cup; and the next doped-up, cheating, corrupt Olympic Games. Won't it now?

A beginner's guide to buying cryptocurrency and not being scammed. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bitcoin-how-to-buy-explained-beginners-guide-step-by-step-avoid-scam-rip-off-make-money-a8104116.html

The pig farmer taking on Tesco. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353256

14.12.2017: Wage squeeze continues for British households. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42337659

New current account rules will not help consumers save money, critics say. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/new-current-account-rules-will-not-help-consumers-save-money/

Gas shortage to push up bills after 'perfect storm' of energy problems. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/12/fears-uk-gas-prices-could-soar-winter-shock-events-hit-supply/

Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 2020. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42336197

RAC warns that petrol could rise by 3p per litre before Christmas as wholesale gas prices hit highest level for six year. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/petrol-price-rise-uk-christmas-oil-prices-surge-pipeline-closure-opec-north-sea-a8106756.html

More than £9m worth of fraud stopped in first year of 'rapid response' scheme. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/12/more-than-a-9m-worth-of-fraud-stopped-in-first-year-of-rapid-re/

Tesco Bank's 'anti-fraud measure' leaves customers without credit cards in the run-up to Christmas. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/credit-cards/tesco-banks-anti-fraud-measure-leaves-customers-without-credit/

How your computer might be doing the work of international criminals. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/botnets-security-cyber-andromeda-how-to-stay-safe-update-computer-internet-of-things-a8099996.html Which of course, is why banks everywhere are closing down High Street branches and forcing their customers to use internet banking.

'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42323411

5 Resources You Need to Start a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/succeed-in-starting-a-business-2947253?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468646&utm_term=

3 Cash Flow Problems That Will Kill Your Small Business. https://www.thebalance.com/business-cash-flow-problems-2948037?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468725&utm_term=

Electric delivery bikes reduce urban air and traffic congestion. https://www.springwise.com/electric-delivery-bikes-reduce-urban-air-traffic-congestion/?utm_campaign=1016188_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LS3G,2V1FMX,29RAS,1

Brand activation agency connects organizations with townships. https://www.springwise.com/brand-activation-agency-connects-organizations-townships/?utm_campaign=1014945_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-08&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LR4X,2V1FMX,29NKV,1

Digital publishing platform connects artists with audiences. https://www.springwise.com/digital-publishing-platform-connects-artists-audiences/?utm_campaign=1016188_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LS3G,2V1FMX,29RAS,1

13.12.2017: UK will be worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, finds think tank. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-brexit-economy-financial-gdp-no-deal-hard-soft-exit-eu-withdrawal-trade-rand-corporation-a8104921.html

New rules 'will help people see how their bank compares with others'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/12/new-rules-will-help-people-see-how-their-bank-compares-with-oth/

UK house prices fell by 0.5% month-on-month in October. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/12/uk-house-prices-fell-by-0-5-month-on-month-in-october/

Buyers who overpay stamp duty waiting for months for refunds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/buyers-overpay-stamp-duty-waiting-months-refunds/

12.12.2017: HMRC consults on new penalties for late payment. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/making-tax-digital-interest-harmonisation-and-sanctions-for-late-payment HMRC is seeking views on proposals to simplify interest and late payment penalties for income tax self-assessment (ITSA), corporation tax and VAT. The proposals include a new hybrid model for late payment penalties which is made up of a penalty charge and an interest calculation. Responses to the consultation will be accepted by e-mail or post until 2 March 2018. (EnterpriseQuest)

New VAT rules for online retailers. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/12/05/vat-on-electronic-commerce-new-rules-adopted The European Commission has approved new rules for online retailers to comply with their VAT obligations when selling goods or services to consumers outside of the UK. The rules extend the scope of the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) and create a new portal for online sales with a value below €150 from countries outside the EU. Under the new rules VAT will be paid in the country where the consumer makes the purchase, rather than where the retailer is based. However, if a retailer has cross-border sales of less than €10,000 each year the VAT rules of their home country will apply. (EnterpriseQuest)

Ban pension cold-calling now, MPs demand. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42285441

Mortgage safety net 'disappearing'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42311583

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/meat-tax-inevitable-to-beat-climate-and-health-crises-says-report

Rural firms held back by lack of digital skills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/11/rural-firms-held-back-lack-digital-skills/ And just how are they supposed to acquire and use those skills with dial-up broadband speeds (if they're lucky) and once they do get a connection, it's infested with webspam such as Google Adshite making the internet almost un-navigable?

Ex-City brokers cash in on Brexit with shop selling Marmite and baked beans to UK bankers in Luxembourg. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/brexit-uk-bankers-luxembourg-shop-british-foods-marmite-baked-beans-city-london-mark-hollis-a8102956.html Enterprising Brits have been selling favourite British foodstuffs to ex-pats for decades although certain supermarket chains also stock some British lines if the demand is there. All very mundane.

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42309371 And I've just bought an HP laptop!

11.12.2017: 2017 set to be worst year for UK consumer spending since 2012, Visa says. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-consumer-spending-latest-2017-worst-year-2012-visa-data-brexit-inflation-pound-sterling-a8099266.html Tut, tut. Such modesty from Visa.

Britain should sign a 'Canada-plus plus plus' trade deal with the EU after Brexit, David Davis says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/10/britain-should-sign-canada-style-trade-deal-european-union-brext/ The idiot has clearly grasped all the finer points of the Canadian trade rip-off.

Debtors’ prison: The council can lock you up if you don’t pay your bills. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/council-tax-debt-prison-sentence-jailed-not-pay-loans-dickens-magistrates-england-wales-a8095281.html

The Likeability Factor in Retail. https://www.thebalance.com/the-likeability-factor-in-retail-4155284?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468383&utm_term=

Do I Need to Write a Business Plan? https://www.thebalance.com/do-i-need-to-write-a-business-plan-2948594?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11468383&utm_term=

Learn to code and create with new gaming device. https://www.springwise.com/learn-code-create-new-gaming-device/?utm_campaign=1014103_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-07&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LQHJ,2V1FMX,29L8D,1

10.12.2017: Show Brussels Britain is serious: launch trade talks worldwide. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/08/show-brussels-britain-serious-launch-trade-talks-worldwide/ Little Ingerlandt's Brexit propagandascheisewriters have the same conceptual problem with the word 'world' as do most Americans. For example, it includes the dozens of countries which it has sanctioned, embargoed, starved, thieved from, terrorised, bombed and illegally occupied all of which are likely to have serious objections to entering into negotiations with a bunch of murderers and war criminals. Nor does 'world' constitute just the same three, supposed 'allies' looking to screw Britain for as much as possible while it is on its back foot.

In the meantime, the EU, without Little Ingerlandt, is doing and not just talking. EU agrees biggest free trade deal with Japan. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42282116

Brexit deal can be changed by voters if they don't like terms, says Michael Gove. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-deal-latest-updates-michael-gove-divorce-terms-eu-theresa-may-a8100811.html 'The British people are in control.' If the British people were 'in control' traitors like Michael Gove and his slurry of political mates wouldn't be in the job of telling packs of lies and costing the country millions of livelihoods and billions of pounds. In fact, given a free hand, I'm sure the British public would probably bring back hanging. Much called for these days.

Trade talks will not start until February at earliest, EU tells UK. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/08/post-brexit-trade-talks-will-not-start-until-february-at-earliest-eu-tells-uk Translation: Fagging, under-achieving Brexit politicians meet EU fonctionnaires (aparatchiks) about to take their Christmas/New Year holidays.

British citizens living in EU say Theresa May has 'sold them down the river' for deal. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-citizens-rights-frontier-workers-theresa-may-deal-northern-ireland-british-in-europe-a8100116.html 'Selling out' is a British political speciality. From literally millions of Indians, Poles and men, women and children from occupied countries who fought with Britain during the Second World War to the Iraqi interpreters of today, all cast aside and left to fate once their usefulness had ended, treacherous, craven cowardice is Westminster's unspoken motto.

Selling homes for £1 gives local authorities the power to revive deprived communities. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/design/selling-homes-for-1-gives-local-authorities-the-power-to-revive-deprived-communities-a8092831.html I suspect the motives of local authorities are considerably more venal than that.

'I lost £135,000 – because I failed to read the insurer's small print'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/health/lost-135000-failed-read-insurers-small-print/

'HSBC finally paid me £4,000 after I was fleeced by one of its criminal customers'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/savings/hsbc-finally-paid-4000-fleeced-one-criminal-customers/

Ex-Dragon Julie Meyer pursued for string of alleged unpaid bills. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/02/ex-dragon-julie-meyer-pursued-string-alleged-unpaid-bills/

Is it safe to visit Jerusalem? Foreign Office changes its stance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/middle-east/israel/articles/israel-jerusalem-is-it-safe-to-visit-travel-advice/ Let's also add the USA to this advice as well as requiring the citizens of Israel and America to apply for visas before travelling not only to the UK but also to the EU - anywhere in the free world, in fact. But does the Foreign Office have the balls? Sadly not - unless it grows some overnight.

Don't Let Being Scared of Failure Stop You From Starting a Business. https://www.thebalance.com/starting-a-small-business-2948557?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393804&utm_term=

NFC-enabled packaging offers beauty tips. https://www.springwise.com/nfc-enabled-packaging-offers-beauty-tips/?utm_campaign=1012746_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LPFU,2V1FMX,29GDO,1

Add-on kit retrofits cars for self-driving. https://www.springwise.com/add-kit-retrofits-cars-self-driving/?utm_campaign=1012746_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LPFU,2V1FMX,29GDO,1

Ad agency turns Youtube views into cars. https://www.springwise.com/ad-agency-turns-youtube-views-cars/?utm_campaign=1011142_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LO7A,2V1FMX,29BNO,1

Standalone smart headphones can be used without a phone. https://www.springwise.com/standalone-smart-headphones-can-used-without-phone/?utm_campaign=1011142_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LO7A,2V1FMX,29BNO,1

09.12.2017: Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal paves way for future trade talks. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42277040

Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42277295

All UK regions exporting more goods than last year, trade figures show. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/07/every-uk-region-exporting-goods-last-year-trade-figures-show/ What, even Skegness?! Looks like the business of exporting arms to the world's terrorists to murder defenceless civilians has stepped up a gear, then.

UK manufacturing sees slight growth as construction output falls drastically. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-manufacturing-growth-output-small-october-construction-falls-brexit-uncertainty-ons-data-british-a8098661.html

Pound latest: Sterling rises against dollar and euro after major Brexit breakthrough. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pound-sterling-latest-dollar-euro-brexit-breakthrough-european-commission-negotiations-currency-a8098486.html Oh, dear. Does this mean bad news for British exports? Especially the murder industry, which might now have to compete with cheaper weapons of mass destruction manufactured by terrorist states such as the USA and Israel?

Flaw discovered in banking apps leaving millions vulnerable to hack. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/06/flaw-discovered-banking-apps-leaving-millions-vulnerable-hack/

Black Friday fails to restore confidence, figures show. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/07/black-friday-fails-to-restore-confidence-figures-show/ So who would have any confidence in yet another marketing for dummies exercise which came from the world's leading terrorist state - the USA. Things were bad enough already with that 'special' relationship, the internet and social media, dummyphones, junk food, payday loans, online gambling, Halloween, American TV and even American football. (Ersatz rugby for doped-up ponces wearing body armour.) Just how bad do things have to get?

Forty percent of homes sold under Right to Buy now in the hands of private landlords, new analysis reveals. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/right-to-buy-homes-sold-private-landlords-latest-figures-rent-a8098126.html And they (corrupt, Tory war criminals) say there aren't enough homes being built to meet social housing needs.

Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-42251063/fake-goods-worth-millions-seized-ahead-of-christmas Is that really a problem for millions of 'fake' consumers without their own shekels to spend?

People paying tax with a credit card soars to 800,000. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/people-paying-tax-credit-card-soars-800000/

Decades of recycling progress under threat as Chinese ban British rubbish. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/07/chinese-plastics-ban-threatens-council-tax-rise/ If 'British rubbish' were to be banned altogether it would probably pose a terminal threat to Britain altogether. It would certainly mean the end of its national football squads, that's for sure.

Support for farmers to be simplified post-Brexit. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-secretary-streamlines-support-for-farmers Evironment Secretary Michael Gove has outlined plans to streamline support for farmers in the UK. Under the plans, the current schemes that provide funding to farmers will be reviewed and simplified to ensure farmers have access to the support they need, particularly after the UK leaves the EU. The Countryside Stewardship scheme is the first to be simplified and the reforms will take effect from January 2018. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is expected to publish an Agriculture Bill in 2018 to set out the future of agricultural policy post-Brexit.

Garden shed becomes top-rated London restaurant on TripAdvisor after site tricked by fake reviews. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/garden-becomes-top-rated-london-restaurant-tripadvisor-site/ We have said it over and over again. Never have we seen TripAdvisor reviews with which we didn't subsequently have issues. It's a bit like reading The Scum or The Daily Wail if you're looking for genuine news.

France could run out of foie gras for Christmas after record dearth of butter and wine. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/france-could-run-foie-gras-christmas-record-dearth-butter-wine/ Despite having helped the Americans engineer the Arab Spring, overthrown a legitimate government in Libya and tried to do the same with Syria, the French still can't fulfill even their most basic trading and export objectives - a few pots of foie gras, a bottle of affordable wine and a bagful of croissants. And there they are, telling the EU to tell Britain how to go about its business!

Rabbis, priests and imams tell Twitter to delete Trump. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-donald-trump-rabbis-priests-imams-account-delete-a8095676.html As God doesn't use Twitter, this call is about as inappropriate as US baseball calling itself a 'world' series. Perhaps our holy ones should be getting on with messages of peaceful co-existence rather than wasting time on what social media inadequates are doing.

Apple fixes HomeKit bug that allowed remote unlocking of users' doors. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/08/apple-fixes-homekit-bug-remote-unlocking-doors-security-flaw-iphone-ipad-ios-112-smart-lock-home

How to Start Your Own Business for $100 or Less. https://www.thebalance.com/start-your-own-business-for-100-dollars-or-less-4061438?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393734&utm_term=

The Most Common Business Plan Mistakes. https://www.thebalance.com/the-7-most-common-business-plan-mistakes-2948003?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393734&utm_term=

Why Do Small Businesses Fail? https://www.thebalance.com/why-do-small-businesses-fail-2948582?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393734&utm_term=

08.12.2017: UK house price growth slowing, says Halifax. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42263597

Luxury goods suppliers can ban distributors selling on Amazon says ECJ. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/06/luxury-beauty-giant-coty-wins-ecj-ruling-against-online-sellers/

Business rates appeals system under fire after just 400 firms challenge bills. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/07/business-rates-appeals-system-under-fire-after-just-400-firms-ch/

Fake iPhone chargers 'risk fire and lethal electric shocks'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/07/fake-iphone-chargers-risk-fire-lethal-electric-shocks/ Or, you could simply move into a genuine Tory council home to 'risk fire and lethal shocks'.

It'll all add up: the house buying fees you might not have budgeted for. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/mortgages/the-house-buying-fees-you-might-not-have-budgeted-for-a116096.html

French chateau bought by 10,000 people in crowdfunding scheme. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/french-chateau-de-la-mothe-chandeniers-castle-adoption-crowdfunding-dartagnans-a8097141.html Tory councilllors around Little Ingerlandt are now looking at the idea for selling their towering infernos to the homeless.

Are traditional family activities set for a revival? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42253508

Why demand for British wool is unravelling. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42229842

9 Reasons Why You Need a Financial Mentor for Your Side Hustle. https://www.thebalance.com/financial-mentor-for-your-side-hustle-4154802?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393560&utm_term=

7 Critical Marketing Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make. https://www.thebalance.com/7-biggest-marketing-mistakes-new-entrepreneurs-make-4083241?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393560&utm_term=

How to Create a Great Business Name. https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-create-a-great-business-name-1200474?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393599&utm_term=

10 Awesome Free Business Name Generators. https://www.thebalance.com/top-free-business-name-generators-2951856?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11393599&utm_term=

3D-printed public furniture is fully recyclable. https://www.springwise.com/3d-printed-public-furniture-fully-recyclable/?utm_campaign=1010003_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-12-04&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LNBN,2V1FMX,298JH,1

New partnership provides meals personalized to precise health needs. https://www.springwise.com/new-partnership-provides-meals-personalized-precise-health-needs/?utm_campaign=1007151_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LL4F,2V1FMX,28ZTM,1

App uses AI to stimulate users happiness. https://www.springwise.com/app-uses-ai-stimulate-users-happiness/?utm_campaign=1007151_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LL4F,2V1FMX,28ZTM,1 For dummyphone users who don't even know how to whistle while they wank?

Virtual fitting room lets customers try any piece of clothing. https://www.springwise.com/virtual-fitting-room-lets-customers-try-piece-clothing/?utm_campaign=1007151_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LL4F,2V1FMX,28ZTM,1

07.12.2017: More than a third of adults 'are putting Christmas on credit'. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/12/05/more-than-a-third-of-adults-are-putting-christmas-on-credit/ Oh, good. The Tory regime's backers will be pleased. As will those who then encourage the country's indebted thickos to try and gamble their way out of debt.

Overdraft crackdown needed as research shows millions are in constant debt, urges charity. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/overdraft-bank-accounts-debt-levels-poverty-income-households-charity-stepchange-a8094351.html Unfortunately, it's grasping, criminal banks and evil Americans which run the country, not charities.

HMRC phonelines in meltdown weeks before self-assessment deadline. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/hmrc-phonelines-meltdown-weeks-self-assessment-deadline/ HMRC phonelines are invariably in meltdown. It's part of the Tory regime's Digital Dickhead Programme.

Brexit will provoke 'paradigm change' similar to 2008 crash, Davis tells MPs. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/brexit-will-provoke-paradigm-change-similar-to-2008-crash-dav/ This being the 'paradigm change' which Little Ingerlandt was already facing under the Tories. Brexit just provides the snow job.

Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42249854 So it transpires (again) that Tory Brexiteers are just a bunch of liars. Now there's novel!

Don’t expect a bonfire of red tape after Brexit, Treasury minister tells City. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/05/dont-expect-bonfire-red-tape-brexit-treasury-minister-tells/ As we keep saying. The UK has always been the most devoted of all EU members to its - not Brussels' - red tape and Brexit is likely to make matters even worse.

Russia banned from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics over doping scandal. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2017/12/05/russia-banned-competing-2018-winter-olympics/ 'The scandal' being that doped-up, non-Russian athletes will be allowed to compete, however. All in the interests of American propaganda and the shekel, of course. And diverting attention from all those athletes who are pressing to be treated as 'employees'.

Deliveroo 'first' to offer riders sickness and accident insurance. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/deliveroo-first-to-offer-riders-sickness-and-accident-insuranc/ Another loss to the regime's 'millions' of self-employed entrepreneurs.

Reading standards in England are best in a generation, new international test results show. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/12/04/phonics-revolution-reading-standards-england-best-generation/ Oh, my God. (Ad infinitum.) Awesome. Cool, guys. This 'international test' being The American Trailer Trash Standard, no doubt.

Three quarters of unwell Brits treat themselves at home. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/brits-googling-symptoms-unwell-sick-ill-home-treatment-nhs-gps-doctors-nurses-health-a8092681.html

06.12.2017: Retailers struggle to summon Christmas cheer as inflation squeezes shoppers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/05/retailers-struggle-summon-christmas-cheer-inflation-squeezes/

UK services sector slows sharply in November as Brexit-related uncertainty hit firms. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-services-sector-growth-brexit-uncertainty-november-gdp-cips-a8092446.html

Housebuilders issue Brexit plea as poll shows UK reliance on EU workers. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/05/housebuilders-issue-brexit-plea-as-poll-reveals-uk-reliance-on-eu-workers Rather than bunging loadsa money to the corrupt, war criminal Tory Party, perhaps the UK's housebuilders should have invested in more apprenticeships, instead?

Brexit threat to UK strawberries, MPs warned. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/29/brexit-threat-uk-strawberries-mps-warned/ It doesn't bear thinking about. Doped-up tennis without strawberries and cream.

Rail fare rise biggest for five years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42234488

UK pension the lowest of advanced nations, says OECD. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42236328 Together with an NHS in a state of collapse, Universal Credit and hate crime, this is clearly another reason why all those immigrants are flocking to Little Ingerlandt.

France: Court orders halal supermarket in Paris to close because it does not sell pork or wine. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-halal-supermakret-france-closed-not-sell-pork-wine-alcohol-islam-muslim-religion-good-price-a8092316.html Even Raymond Blanc couldn't find a decent bit of pork in France so clearly, the government has to do something to force consumers to buy its industrially-produced muck. As for French wine, well, that's long since past its sell-by date. The trouble is, with French terrorism in North Africa and the Middle East (and reneging on military contracts) bearing the consequences of Russian sanctions, the growing surplus of its produce once destined for the Russian market looks like continuing.

Peat, bog and world-class whisky – why Islay remains the jewel in Scotland’s single-malt crown. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/islay-whisky-single-malt-peat-smoke-a8066081.html

05.12.2017: UK and EU fail to strike Brexit talks deal. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42217735

Fifth of UK population now in poverty amid worst decline for children and pensioners in decades, major report reveals. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/poverty-britain-joseph-rowntree-foundation-report-theresa-may-social-mobility-commission-million-a8089491.html

House building helps UK construction output rise at fastest pace in five months. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/04/house-building-helps-uk-construction-output-rise-at-fastest-pace/

UK economy to remain sluggish, says CBI. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42213933

End of mega-cheap personal loans? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42223357

Nationwide apologises for online glitches as customers frozen out of accounts. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/04/nationwide-apologises-for-online-glitches-as-customers-frozen-ou/

Review to evaluate take-up of business support services. A review of ways to improve the productivity and growth of small and medium-sized firms has been announced as part of the UK's Industrial Strategy. The review will "evaluate the role of digital services, data and information in the take-up of business advice and support services". After the review has been completed in autumn 2018, the Government will announce policies to improve business productivity and growth. The strategy also includes plans for the British Business Bank to promote regional growth and address regional differences in the availability of finance to business. (EnterpriseQuest)

For more information about the review, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/industrial-strategy-building-a-britain-fit-for-the-future
Read more about the British Business Bank plans at: https://british-business-bank.co.uk/industrial-strategy-showcases-increased-role-of-the-british-business-bank-to-help-finance-uk-innovation/

Wetherspoon beer mats warn of 'big business scare story' over Brexit. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/04/wetherspoon-beer-mats-warn-of-big-business-scare-story-over-br/

Delivery firm collapse leaves 1,800 couriers out of pocket. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/02/delivery-firm-collapse-leaves-1800-couriers-pocket/

'I bought the house next door and knocked it through. Can I claim a stamp duty refund?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/bought-house-next-door-knocked-can-now-claim-stamp-duty-refund/

Are Saturday jobs less popular among teenagers now? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41989185

04.12.2017: Second Brexit referendum has 16-point lead as half of Britons back new vote, opinion poll shows. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/britons-majority-in-favour-of-public-vote-on-final-brexit-deal-uk-politics-a8089161.html Unfortunately, Britain hasn't in real terms, been a democracy for fifty years now so, tuff titty, as they say.

Chefs' fury as only one British restaurant makes world's top 100 in French La Liste guide. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/02/british-chefs-fail-make-french-grade-latest-gourmet-guide/ I don't think 'fury' is the right word. There won't have been any reasonable British chef who would have expected to get into any restaurant listing compiled by the French, no more so than expecting any French rider to win the Tour de France without doping.

Brexit-backing Wetherspoon chairman says immigration is 'good thing' for Britain. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/01/brexit-backing-wetherspoon-chairman-says-immigration-is-good-th/ Perhaps he's just another closet French hypocrite?

Nigel Farage 'hypocrite' after saying he would accept taxpayer-funded EU pension. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/03/nigel-farage-hypocrite-after-saying-he-would-accept-taxpayer-f/ Perhaps Mr Farage and the rest of the Kippah Party's leeching hypocrites could go and earn their pensions instead of scrounging off the EU taxpayer? There's plenty of work in Britain on the land, in packhouses and factories. That's assuming they've got a single half-arsed skill between them. Apart from lying. And hate-preaching.

Drive to attract superyachts to Scotland sets sail. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-42213990

5 of Our Favorite Ways to Make Money From Home. https://www.thebalance.com/best-ways-to-make-money-from-home-1201039?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11322084&utm_term=

8 Home Business Ideas for Creative People. https://www.thebalance.com/creative-home-business-ideas-1794534?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11322084&utm_term=

Pop-up shop on wheels allows brand to travel. https://www.springwise.com/pop-shop-wheels-allows-brand-travel/?utm_campaign=995475_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LC43,2V1FMX,284YU,1

AI chatbot protects potential fraud victims by wasting scammers’ time. https://www.springwise.com/ai-chatbot-protects-potential-fraud-victims-wasting-scammers-time/?utm_campaign=995475_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LC43,2V1FMX,284YU,1

Startup aims to move large-scale farming indoors. https://www.springwise.com/startup-aims-move-large-scale-farming-indoors/?utm_campaign=1004860_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LJCS,2V1FMX,28T61,1

Smart hat helps truck drivers stay awake. https://www.springwise.com/smart-hat-helps-truck-drivers-stay-awake/?utm_campaign=1006108_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LKBG,2V1FMX,28WS9,1

UK hospital opens shop for cancer sufferers. https://www.springwise.com/uk-hospital-opens-shop-cancer-sufferers/?utm_campaign=1006108_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LKBG,2V1FMX,28WS9,1

Protest beer asks everyone to help combat climate change. https://www.springwise.com/protest-beer-asks-everyone-help-combat-climate-change/?utm_campaign=1004860_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LJCS,2V1FMX,28T61,1

03.12.2017: How small businesses are dealing with online giants. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42193441

Annual house price growth picked up in September, official figures show. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/14/annual-house-price-growth-picked-up-in-september-official-figur/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Crelated_lnk2%26pLid%3D234181589_uk

Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a 'precaution'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42209489

High street cash machines to be replaced by supermarket cashback service within decade. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/02/high-street-cash-machines-replaced-supermarket-cashback-service/

'Lloyds gave a criminal a bank account, so why am I the one who loses £13,050?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/lloyds-gave-criminal-bank-account-one-loses-13050/

Scamwatch: New speeding ticket fraud. https://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/11/17/scamwatch-new-speeding-ticket-fraud/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Cdl-headline%26pLid%3D234181589_uk

02.02.2017: Manufacturing activity at four-year high driven by domestic demand and exports. https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/12/01/manufacturing-activity-at-four-year-high-driven-by-domestic-dema/

Driving-style fines system for late tax filing planned by HMRC. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42193316

Fortnum and Mason boss says Brexit vote hurt UK brand. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42192645 'UK brand' or Buy British has certainly taken a knock in the eyes of foreign buyers; fake Brits and Brexit Knobheads on the other hand, only Buy Amazon or Takeaway, so they're not arsed.

Top economist says trade talks with Trump 'waste of time'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42186905 Before dummyphones, social media and twenty years of dumbing down by the media came along, nobody needed the opinions of an economist to state the obvious. Anyone perched on a bar stool in any pub in Britain would have known what is now peddled as 'news'.

Parents 'face tension at UK borders over surnames'. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42194140 So anxious has this regime been to milk the consumer (traveller) for every penny imaginable that the inevitable chaos comes as no surprise. Whereas Stansted airport has been notorious for its overall incompetence for decades.

The average Brit checks their phone 10,000 times a year. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/average-briton-check-phone-10000-times-year-uk-study-iphone-samsung-smartphone-a8086631.html And 'economists' wonder why the country has such a poor productivity record.

WhatsApp breaks down across the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/whatsapp-down-broken-not-working-messaging-send-latest-updates-up-a8085716.html Not all bad news, then.

How Instagram has ruined restaurants. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/instagram-restaurants-how-change-photos-food-meals-interior-design-social-media-ban-images-a8080416.html It's not just Instagram. It's carrot-IQ riff-raff spending money they haven't got on going out because they can't even cook scrambled eggs on toast for tea - as well as social media generally encouraging them to have expectations above their station. There used to be a time when a quiet evening meal at a good restaurant set the scene for many a profitable business deal. Today, you might as well go rub shoulders with gawkers at a zoo.

Is cash still king? http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-42168685/is-cash-still-king

House-hunters decide on moving into a new property in just eight minutes, finds study. http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-hunters-decide-property-moving-market-study-visit-estate-agents-a8084046.html

TaxationWeb newsletter. http://mailchi.mp/taxationweb/taxationweb-autumn-budget-2017-newsletter?e=45c941d6f6

01.12.2017: UK consumer confidence drops to lowest level since Brexit result. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-consumer-confidence-latest-update-brexit-result-november-a8082761.html

UK house price growth disappoints as new figures show slip in average prices. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/house-prices/uk-house-price-growth-disappoints-new-figures-show-slip-average/

Pound rises on hopes of Brexit progress. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42178993

Slump in pound sparks renewed protests by 500,000 expats with 'frozen' state pensions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/slump-pound-sparks-renewed-protests-500000-expats-frozen-state/

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42166089 Can it also be made to face mass legal action over its webspam, Google Adshite?

The death-knell for the bricks and mortar store? Not yet. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/the-death-knell-for-the-bricks-and-mortar-store-not-yet-a8058641.html

More gamblers 'self-excluding' as online betting grows. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-41969431

Daily Mail owner DMGT's shares plunge. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42177916 Oh, good. Getting rid of it's hate-preaching Lady Haw Haw obviously didn't come in time, then. Now let's see Daily Mail propagandascheisewriters out in the streets without jobs, without roofs over their heads and without a crust in their pockets - as they so often urged should happen to others.

Special relationship? Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Donald Trump. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/special-relationship-theresa-may-discovers-she-has-no-friend-in-donald-trump Britain has NEVER had a friend in America under the so-called 'special relationship' which is only an arrangement of military convenience. And unfortunately, which made the USA a lot of money at the expense of the dumb British public - the latter screwed and hoodwinked as always, by fake news propaganda such as The Daily Mail (above.)

Emmanuel Macron vows to make French the world's first language. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-french-language-france-president-world-first-africa-burkina-faso-a8084586.html The problem with that is that it's the French themselves, especially poseur media types and Z-rater personalities all speaking Froglish, very badly, that are more likely to have an influence on the impressionable public than a president who has secured his position with the help of nationals whose mother tongues are American and Hebrew.

When tourists visit North Korea they are funding Kim Jong-un’s missile programme. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/north-korea-missile-test-kim-jong-un-tourism-funds-the-regime-a8082276.html Oh, dear. He'll soon be rubbing shoulders with the Palestinians, then, firing 'thousands' of missiles every day. Made of silver foil and fridge spares, cruising through American anti-missile defence systems all over the planet. On the other hand, British tourists visiting the world's most dangerous terrorist zone, the USA, really are funding the American crimes against humanity programme, much less depriving British tourism of desperately needed cash. But of course, these are no more factual, patriotic issues than being a propagandascheisewriter for the fake news industry.

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Proofreading Business. https://www.thebalance.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-starting-a-proofreading-business-2951500?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11248223&utm_term=

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Handyman Business. https://www.thebalance.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-starting-a-handyman-business-2951478?utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=11248223&utm_term=

Designer creates supply boxes that double as toys for refugee children. https://www.springwise.com/designer-creates-supply-boxes-double-toys-refugee-children/?utm_campaign=999562_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LF9M,2V1FMX,28EAB,1

Researchers create energy-harvesting wallpaper. https://www.springwise.com/researchers-create-energy-harvesting-wallpaper/?utm_campaign=999562_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LF9M,2V1FMX,28EAB,1

Smart water bottle helps users find nearest refill station. https://www.springwise.com/smart-water-bottle-helps-users-find-nearest-refill-station/?utm_campaign=1002741_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LHPX,2V1FMX,28NEL,1

New school offers synergy between work and education. https://www.springwise.com/new-school-offers-synergy-work-education/?utm_campaign=1002741_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,LHPX,2V1FMX,28NEL,1

Airline launches crowdfunding website for flight tickets. https://www.springwise.com/airline-launches-crowdfunding-website-flight-tickets/?utm_campaign=992656_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L9XS,2V1FMX,27ZFC,1

New process turns food waste into biodegradable plastics. https://www.springwise.com/new-process-turns-food-waste-biodegradable-plastics/?utm_campaign=992656_Custom%3ASpringwise%20Daily%20-%202017-11-20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,L9XS,2V1FMX,27ZFC,1


With our usual gratitude and thanks to BAD News and Cobweb Info.

Len Tondel



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