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A new trade analysis reveals the scale of Britain’s role in the international ivory trade Britain was the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory between 2010 and 2015, a breakdown of records held by the Convention on international trade in endangered species (Cites) has revealed. Not only did the UK export more ivory than anyone else to Hong Kong and China – which are considered smuggling hubs for “blood ivory” - it also sold on 370% more ivory than the next highest exporter, the USA. The new trade analysis, which is being released ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday, will emb
Cut finances and resources to the NHS, create a backlog of patients, then get a private company to clear the backlog.... Private company then looks to be the solution and way forward for the NHS! Interestingly, some of the private companies who are taking NHS work have already been criticised by the Care Quality Commission. Further reading here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/12/nhs-agrees-largest-ever-privatisation-deal-to-tackle-backlog?CMP=share_btn_fb The NHS should never ever be privatised.
Analysts say that the total compensation bill for customers allegedly mis-sold payment protection insurance is likely to be the largest in modern history - bigger than the pension mis-selling scandal. We take a look at how the bill has climbed in recent years. British banks have so far set aside £11.5bn to compensate customers allegedly mis-sold PPI. At £5.3bn, Lloyds Banking Group, Britain's biggest current account provider, has the biggest bill. Barclays, which announced this month that it had set aside an extra £700m to compensate customers, has the second largest bill, at £2bn.
Absolutely mind-boggling. Simply amazing. Surely a great tool for inquiring minds. Using your mouse you can Zoom IN to the smallest particle known, or Zoom OUT to beyond the size of our galaxy and see everything in between. This will give you some perspective on size relationships. You could easily spend hours with this, just learning the names of the various items displayed. Just slide the bar left or right using your mouse. Be sure to go BOTH ways on the sliding scale [click on items for more info].