To celebrate the end of this year’s National Bed Month, the innovative mattress brand, Octaspring, has commissioned a survey polling 3,000 UK residents, looking into the strangest and most wacky places people have slept.
Whilst many people know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, over a third of those surveyed (35%) admit to sleeping in a strange and uncomfortable place – perhaps reinforcing the fact that the majority of the UK (51%), struggle to get a good night’s sleep, thus, leaving the British notorious as a ‘nation of insomniacs’!*
The communications company said the expansion is needed to help meet consumer demand for next generation television and superfast broadband.
Just published research on town centre car parking across the country suggests that some mid-range and smaller centres overcharged for parking space during 2011 in relation to their retail and leisure offers, suffering higher than average decline in footfall.
The report can be found at http://www.atcm.org/shop/shop-ATCM-Publications.php
Despite being within the grip of an economic crisis the British population seem to be, on the majority, in buoyant spirits according to an Office of National Statistics new study to measure well-being. Three quarters of the population rated their current lives as seven out of ten in terms of personal satisfaction levels.
It's interactive graphic time - Christmas Markets by RedSpottedHanky.com "Hate to admit it but the German market in Edinburgh is better than London! Had the most amazing Bretzels there today."
We found this interactive graphic on UK Christmas markets and we thought - the timing is right, the info is solid and it looks great. Enjoy it at more. Only problem they left out Northern Ireland. (Probably because there are no trains going over or under the Irish Sea.)
Compensation payments to people injured in violent crimes have been slashed or withdrawn completely after the government railroaded through changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (Risks 582).
The changes took effect on 27 November, scrapping five payment levels. [more…]
High street retailer Comet’s chances of survival look slim as chaos mounts over access to stock.
An angry mob descended on one Comet store following the news that the electronics retailer is to go into administration.
Police were called to the Rotherham branch of Comet as a crowd of 30 people turned up to the store to demand assurances that their purchased goods would be delivered, though no arrests were made, according to the Mirror.