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Why did the UK vote to leave the EU? Utterly stupid laws like this played a part.
Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.
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You could plan a pretty picnic. But you can't predict the weather and that is the biggest con of a British picnic.
The delights■ The way trashy ice cream suddenly tastes delicious outdoors in August.■ All the kit. Nothing is more satisfying for OCD types than a hamper with mini salt and pepper shakers. Who...
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George Osborne wanted David Cameron to make a last-ditch vow to secure curbs on EU migration in the final stages of the referendum campaign, Ed Balls has revealed. Mr Balls, who campaigned...
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A new album from De La Soul is available on Google Play and all other good music streaming services.
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At the hospital for a checkup to make sure all is well with baby, second visit today and the amount of woman who are pregnant smoking is simply unbelievable.

Utter utter shits.
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+Adam Hebert​ That's now against the law here, not really enforced mind.....but utter shits are OK to smoke whilst pregnant.
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Very sad indeed. These people should take up limbo if they can stoop that low
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The great thing about the Times and Sunday Times is the diversity of those that contribute to it. Thickos moan that Rupert Murdoch owns The Times, they generally tend to be snowflakes that march about with The Guardian slung under their arm.

Rod Liddle may well be a Labour man but he doesn't hold back on having a pop at them.....or anyone else.
I broke another resolution last week. No surprise — at my time of life resolutions are made and then snapped in half in nanoseconds. Last week it was “never appear on the BBC again, in any form.
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Oh dear, not good news for +Dallas Cowboys​
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If you're feeling strong and have had your weetabix..........
Ping! Bournemouth comes to a close on Wednesday. The free outdoor table tennis festival has been running since June 10. There are 20 tables at…
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Does the EU understand how it works?
 
Google Newspaper Tax Oh lordy.......the +European Commission are at it again. In their latest attack on a successful US company the EU are going to make it easier for newspapers to issue charges against the likes of Google for..........sending people to their websites.

The Germans have tried it, the Spanish tried this and it backfired. Axel Springer, the biggest digital news publisher in Germany , has had to scrap the charges after traffic to its websites plunged. Spain tried to make the charge compulsory and that saw Google shut down Google News. Spain then begged the EU and the Spanish government to get Google to bring Google News back. They begged.........

Not so long ago a German MEP with links to media organisations in Germany went about getting a vote together to have Google broken up. Of course it had absolutly no legal standing but it shows how the EU is very anti successful US companies.

For smaller publishers Google News and for that matter Google as a search engine is a lifeline making their websites, blogs and the like visible to the public, introduce charges and they simply wouldn't be able to compete. With the BBC already killing off local newspapers this would be the final straw for many of them although this would probably not effect the UK as it is leaving the EU.

Observers believe that the introduction of an EU-wide regulation would throw weight behind the news publishers. However, the initiative risks squeezing out smaller companies that may not be able to strike favourable deals with Google or others.

Advertising revenue is on a nose dive for the 'dead tree press' so this 'Newspaper tax' could be a saviour for them but in reality it's going to do nothing but make people less likely to visit their website, subscribe and therefore consume. There are lots of ways that we can get our news and more and more are ditching the mainstream media and dead tree press.

If you ever visit The Guardian, not my cup of tea, you'll see that they are asking people to pay £49 per year to help it survive. Apparently more than ever the voice of The Guardian is needed......not sure about that mind.

“The benefit of being part of the search often outweighs the benefit of some sort of charge,”

Google News & Weather, Apple News and other services that aggregate news should be seen as a means of news organisations to survive at a time when people are ditching them at a rate of knots.

I do not believe for a second that this has anything to do with intellectual property. That is simply a ruse so that the EU can continue its purge on mainly successful US companies and whilst it looks set to be a voluntary scheme I wouldn't at all be surprised to see the EU make it another one of their protectionist laws.

“Local news publishers play a critical role in covering the stories that impact us every day in our cities, schools and neighborhoods,” - James Morehead, product manager at Google News

You can download Google News & Weather here - http://goo.gl/Pf3BL0 - and back in May Google made it easier for local sources to be found. The addition of the Local Source tag in Google News has been designed to help people get a local perspective on things that are going on. It gives those who live, work and play in local areas the chance to show their first hand knowledge of what's going on.


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European plans to give news organisations the right to charge Google and other internet platforms for publishing their stories could backfire by reducing competition, experts have warned. The...
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The EU haven't got a clue.
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What does the European Commission and the large balloon in the picture have in common?
 
Moving abroad after the summer break? Wondering what formalities you’ll have to go through when you move to another EU country? Will you have to register? Can you claim benefits? You have rights that you may not know about. Learn more about them here: http://europa.eu/!Mt38MV
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Chromecast Audio £20.......
 
Chromecast Audio £20 Heads over to Currys before Monday and you can pick up a Chromecast Audio for £20. Use it to listen to millions of songs, radio stations and podcasts from apps like Spotify, Google Play Music and more.

HIt the link below and buy it now.
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Hello and thanks for visiting my page. You've probably come across me by sheer accident but if you want to stay with me I'd love to hear from you. 

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Live in Bournemouth with my amazing wife and wonderful son. 

What do I post about?

interested in everything from technology, current affairs, food and  pretty much everything in between. That means my posts will contain all the above and more. 

I also post about Android with a UK prospective when I get the chance. My Google+ page is called Android UK News etc. Take a look and hopefully you'll find something of interest. I use Google+ exclusively.  

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I'm in the Google Local Guides programme. It's great fun and the more you review the more you get rewarded. You'll come across some amazing people and places as the community share where they have been. 

If you're not already signed up do so here - https://www.google.com/local/guides/ - It's free and you'll be up and running in no time. 

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If you're new to Google+ and aren't sure what the fuss is about fire any questions you may have over and between myself and others we can get your sorted. When you are up and running do say hello.

To get some tips about how to use Google+ visit this very helpful community or you could look up Rupert Wood. He's sort of like the Google+ oracle  

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Posts on subjects may contain my views. That means they are mine and mine alone as an individual. They do not represent those of my employer or anyone associated with me. 
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