food
Chippy Accused of Racism Over 25p Ketchup Assault

Apparently, people in Edinburgh favour putting brown sauce on their fish & chips, an odd regional peculiarity that's caused a man from Glasgow to claim a chip shop's 25p fee for tomato ketchup is akin to "racism" -- because it gives away the brown stuff for free. Read More >>

piracy
The UK's Friendly Neighbourhood Pirate Party Trains Its Guns on Scotland and Manchester

Following Sweden and Germany’s lead, we have our own branch of the Pirate Party attempting to swashbuckle its way into power here in the UK; now it’s drawing a broadside on May’s local elections in both Scotland and Manchester. The Pirate Party UK aims to fight anti-piracy laws (and ACTA); reduce copyright to just 10 years, and allow non-commercial file sharing -- hollywood, the BPI and their lawyers are really going love them. Read More >>

networks
100Mbps Broadband Might Be Coming Your Way as the UK is to Get 10 "Super-Connected" Cities

We’ve heard the government mull over the idea of “super-connected” cities before, but this time the Chancellor has made it part of the country’s budget. He’s allocated some £100 million pounds from the Treasury to force-up broadband speeds to at least 100Mbps in 10 of the UK’s major cities including the capitals, plus Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. Read More >>

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