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Top 5 Gifts for Gamers

By conjunktionman, published on Dec 17, 2013

...WHITE CUFF LINKS

Show your love of gaming at formal events, weddings and indeed funerals. These detailed pair of Xbox controllers make the perfect gift for any gaming enthusiast. Presented in a chrome gift box a great compliment for your shirt.

MINECRAFT PICKAXE

The humble pick axe. An essential tool in constructing your massive replica starship Enterprise. Make your mining dreams a reality by wielding the very same pick axe used in the hugely popular Minecraft.

A huge thanks to Gamers Kingdom UK for collating some of their best selling gifts this year.

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Tags: christmas, gifts, gaming, uk, presents, mass effect, gamers, nerdy, geek, minecraft, nerdy tshirts, gaming accessories, presents for gamers, gift ideas for gamers

The whining few are afforded too much influence

By Joseph Gavin, published on Jun 7, 2012

It seems the easiest way to get publicity if you like to complain about everything is to attack the BBC. This is the most effective method of trolling. Just three thousand complaints over a four-day period from an organisation that reaches the entire population of the UK and beyond is enough to grab Top News status on a nationwide scale.Following the BBC unabashedly Royalist TV and radio output over the queen's jubilee weekend, full of false/forced patriotism and black and white pictures, I personally would have complained more about the one-sided nation of the coverage and the panicked expressions... (more)

Tags: tv, uk, bbc, complaints, russell brand, jonathan ross

Is crime in the UK an endless matter?

By J.N. PAQUET, published on Jun 10, 2010

...acts in other contexts (historically, across societies or amongst different social groups), and therefore don’t result in prosecution or imprisonment. For that reason, both definitions get often into some kind of conflict.

CRIME, MEDIA AND COMMON-SENSE STORIES

In the contemporary UK, rising levels of crime, regularity in anti-social behaviour, sexual violence, vandalism and incivility, are the ingredients that make our society frightened by crime and criminals, through endless reporting of crime by the media. But at the same time, the same media indulge us with murder... (more)

Tags: police, politics, crime, uk, criminals

UK Councils: Enforcing the Law or Stealing Money?

By upyours, published on Jan 28, 2010

UK Councils are suffering under the recession much as everyone else and they try, on the whole, to get the best 'bang per buck' from their income. A lot of this is driven by central government because they set levels of national funding for local councils for essential services (police, fire etc.) and others are bid for by demonstrating a need and the rest by Council Tax (or Poll Tax as we used to call it).

The point in this article is to describe how Councils make up money from certain areas and act for themselves rather than the people they are supposed to support and represent. So... (more)

Tags: cars, driving, uk, westminster, westminster council, camden, camden council, parking fines, parking restrictions, cash cow, fleecing, council, motorbikes, motorcycles

US and UK announce extra troop deployment in Afghanistan

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 30, 2009

It’s here and it’s real. The US President Barack Obama has finally let the cat out of his bag. He has announced the much awaited decision on troop numbers on Sunday night, a White House spokesman said. Though the formal plan in terms of troop numbers and other logistics will be announced on Tuesday, the current announcement confirms the earlier resolve by the US President, to "finish the job" in Afghanistan.

The Associated Press quoting White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reported, that Mr. Obama held an unannounced meeting on Sunday night with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senior... (more)

Tags: obama, afghanistan, usa, world, taliban, uk, gordon brown, mcchrystal, special forces, afghanistan policy

UK to oppose Sri Lankan bid to host Commonwealth summit

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 27, 2009

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has finally made it official. The British PM has raised "real concerns about Sri Lanka's bid" to host 2011 Commonwealth summit. The 60th Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, being held in Port of Spain starts on Friday where one of the key issues will be the choice of the 2011 venue.

Sources close to the PM's office voiced his concerns about the way the Sri Lankan government handled the recent war and the impact on civilians. "We simply cannot be in a position where Sri Lanka - whose actions earlier this year had a huge impact on civilians, leading... (more)

Tags: zimbabwe, britain, uk, gordon brown, commonwealth, sri lanka, ltte, port of spain, trinidad & tobago

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu strain spreads in UK

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 20, 2009

As various health bodies are still struggling to counter the swine flu pandemic, reports of a Tamiflu resistance developing in a few individuals across the world were causing concerns. Now, to add to their worries, UK has reported the first instance of confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission of a Tamiflu-resistant strain in the world.

Some other reports also listed cases of scores individuals developing the drug resistant strain but there were no reports of person-to-person transmission. Authorities reported five patients at a unit treating people with severe underlying health... (more)

Tags: swine flu, india, anti-flu, cipla, england, h1n1, roche, tamiflu, tamiflu resistant, uk, virus, who

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