The Next Windsor Wife: From TV Star To Global Royal Celebrity:

Is it really worthwhile these days becoming famous? The main advantage, the British rock singer David Bowie once observed, is that it guarantees you a good seat in a restaurant. In the film “Notting Hill”, the American actress Julie Roberts told Hugh Grant’s character that “ The fame thing isn’t really real, you know”, which […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Switching Queues Is A Waste Of Time: Stay Where You Are And Get Served Faster:

Which is the better place to live: London or Geneva? This is a question that some companies, financial institutions and individuals currently based in the UK are beginning to ask themselves as the Brexit deadline of March 29th 2019 approaches.There are of course a wide range of other options available– Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris among […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

International Espionage In The Spotlight: How To Become A Secret Agent:

Which is the world’s most powerful intelligence agency? Most people probably assume that this title belongs to America’s CIA , due to its notoriety and because it features in so many spy movies. In fact, surveys on this topic – such as one conducted by the cable & satellite channel Fox News, with its headquarters […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on March 20th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Higher Bills & Bigger Profits: The UK’s Utility Companies in 2018:

Which professions are most trusted in Britain today? According to research conducted by “This Week” magazine and the Ipsos Mori opinion poll specialists, doctors, nurses and teachers all feature at the top of the “Veracity Index”, followed by judges, scientists and weather forecasters – who, with a percentage score of 76% are now rated above […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week A/W 2018: The Perks & Perils Of A Catwalk Career:

Have you ever thought about becoming a model? Do you dream of emulating high-profile fashion super-stars such as Britain’s Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Ben Allen and Germany’s Benno Bulang? Do you wonder how you could get a job exhibiting the latest creations by designers such as Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Margaret Howell and […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Hearts, Flowers & Emojis: Romance In The Digital Era:

Have you ever read a book published by the Mills & Boon organisation? If yes, you might not want to admit it: Their novels have been depicted by many feminists as “escapist fiction for women, misogynist and reinforcing gender stereotypes” – with titles such as “Nurses In Love”, “Runaway Bride” and “Moonlight Over Manhattan”. Despite […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Lot Of Old Rubbish: Disposing Of Britain’s Waste Mountain:

Have you ever been to Quaglino’s, an upmarket restaurant in the St James SW1 area of London? If not, then you’ve missed out on the opportunity to sample it’s “brasserie-style menu”, among which is featured a Herefordshire beef fillet with green peppercorn sauce for a mere £39 and a 30 gram portion of Siberian Baeri […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on January 15th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

It’s The Festive Season: So Forget About Brexit (For The Moment):

How do you feel about the big European Union debate? Perhaps you share the view of much of the UK population who – according to William Wallace in the Independent on 29th October – are completely fed up with the whole thing. The media and the politicians might be obsessed by the negotiations with the […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Sounds Familiar: The Melodies We’ll Be Humming To This Christmas:

How many times have you heard the song “Jingle Bells” over the past week while you’ve been out shopping? If it’s only been five or ten times, perhaps you should consider yourself lucky. Nigel Rodgers, the founder of “Pipedown”, a group that campaigns for more silence in public places, calculates that department store staff will […]

Filed under: Music & Dance, Society | Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Language Show Live 2017: A New Venue, Fewer Visitors & Some Unhappy Exhibitors – So Back To Olympia Next Year:

Would you like to become an interpreter or translator? If this idea appeals to you, then now might be the ideal moment to consider making a career in this sector. As the Financial Times columnist, Michael Skapinker, pointed out on March 22nd, British companies will need to recruit many more linguists if they wish to […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on November 1st, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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