Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week

EP brings you a brief round-up of some of the news items which were perhaps as surprising as they were enlightening




  1. Guilford is the UK’s luxury shopping capital
  2. …while the Office for National Statistics has named Skegness as the most deprived seaside town in the UK
  3. “Hot dogs” (albeit of the gourmet variation) have now pushed “scampi & chips” out of the Top 20 list of most frequently listed main course dishes
  4. Facebook enabled users to make restaurant bookings via the restaurant’s own Facebook page
  5. The Faroe Islands may have been settled by Irish monks 500 years before the Vikings landed
  6. 170 MP’s are backing Government action to protect landlords’ profits from excessive rents & high beer prices
  7. The Association of British Insurers published a list detailing the worst pension providers in the UK for the first time
  8. “Shanice” is a £12,000 hologram of a receptionist who will appear to welcome guests to Brent Council, giving visitors directions and information about the £90 million building
  9. Canada declared war! (on defecating geese)
  10. Scoot Airlines has unveiled “ScootinSilence”, a 41-seat area of their planes which are designated child-free zones

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