McDonald’s bans tracksuits

A McDonald’s store has banned customers in tracksuits in an effort to stamp out bad behaviour. The store in Leyland, Lancs is refusing to serve under-eighteens in sports gear after 7pm following a series of incidents. One customer described how he had to go home and change into a suit and tie… More →

Crematorium heats swimming pool

A CASH-strapped council has revealed plans to heat a swimming pool using furnaces at a nearby crematorium. Town hall chiefs want to use excess heat generated by the incinerator to warm the water for swimmers - and save £14,500-a-year on heating bills. If approved, Redditch Borough Council will be the first authority… More →

Scots attempt to overturn US ban on haggis

Scottish officials are attempting to persuade American politicians to reverse a 40-year ban on the haggis. Richard Lochhead, the Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs Secretary, has invited a delegation of American politicians to Scotland in the hope of persuading them to overturn the ban. The iconic Scottish dish is been barred in the… More →

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Small firms helped to bid for procurement ‘billions’

David Cameron has announced a series of measures to help small and medium-sized firms compete for billions of pounds worth of central government contracts.

He said the aim was to give businesses greater access to the bidding process by eliminating “excessive bureaucracy and petty regulation”.

Firms should no longer have to input their information each time they apply for a new contract, for example.

The CBI, however, said the government could have gone much further. But what do you think? 

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