Ziferblat Coffee and Cake by the hour

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 in Business | no responses

Ziferblat in Manchester, is a kind of cafe that charges you six pence a minute for the time you spend there. Customers can consume as much food, drink and wi-fi in that time as they like. And believe it or not it has taken off! Ever felt you’ve overstayed your welcome in a cafe, by […]

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Tunnock’s storm in a Teacake

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Britain | no responses

Tea time favourite Tunnock’s has been accused of abandoning its Scottish heritage with a new advert on the London Underground network. In an effort to sell more teacakes in England, Tunnock’s has distanced itself from its Scottish heritage by removing the Scottish Lion Rampant from packaging. @The45Storm @AngrySalmond Are you a #tunnocks ? @YesGiffnock Doin […]

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The train from China is arriving at Platform 2

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Business | no responses

The first train to complete a journey on the world’s longest railway line, connecting Spain and China, has returned home. The 16,156-mile round trip on the new Yixin’ou cargo line through China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Poland, Germany, France and Spain took four months. The train arrived laden with cheap goods and returned to China with expensive […]

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Dearest Davos

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Business | no responses

Is hyper-expensive Davos is just an excuse for people who have lots of money to pretend that they care about people, who have very little money? Take US billionaire Jeff Greene. He made most of his money betting against sub-prime mortgages — so putting a wager on poor people being booted out of those homes. […]

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A helping hand from Timpson

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 in Business | no responses

I’m not normally a great fan of the High Street key cutting / shoe repairing / Dry cleaning chain Timpson’s. For one thing one of its shareholders, Edward Timpson, is a Tory MP and I always found them very expensive. However they do treat their staff well investing in training and Apprenticeships and making a […]

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Shock! Horror! Zoella and Alfie Deyes quit the internet

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Business | no responses

Never underestimate the power of the Skibbereen Eagle as Czar Nick once said. Now Britain’s bestselling “author”  has quit the internet only two days after The Eagle exposed Zoella was not quiet the author she claimed to be! The YouTuber, who has more than six million followers, is taking a break from her online world “for […]

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Greencore is no longer Sugar Sweet

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Business | no responses

Once upon a time the Irish Sugar Company was a source of national pride – now its successor company makes its fortune in Britain by filling its sandwiches by exploiting workers on low wages.  Set up after Independence in 1926 with the aim of making Ireland self sufficient in sugar the company  had four factories […]

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Ban this Black Friday Immigrant from Britain

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Britain | no responses

Britain today received another unwelcome foreign immigrant – it’s called Black Friday and this alien influence comes from the US of A. In the US, the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday – Black Friday – has been the biggest shopping day of the year since 2001. Consumers in the UK have been becoming more aware […]

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Have you had Zoella today?

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Business | one comment

YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has a new book out today. She hosted a launch party for her debut novel, Girl Online, in central London last night. The novel is based in part on Sugg’s own experience of charting her everyday thoughts in video blogs or ‘vlogs’ online. Anyway, the book is out and […]

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Monty the Penguin is a Star!

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Business | no responses

This may be controversial, but we reckon this might be the most tear-jerking, heart-warming advert John Lewis have ever created. Meet Monty the penguin. And make sure there are tissues to hand… Yup,you’ve guessed it.  The new John Lewis Christmas advert for 2014 is here – and the anticipation of the warm fuzzy feeling and […]

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The Eagle On London

George Osborne the influence peddler

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses