Wet, windy and wobbly at the Castle this morn, the study is vacant of all things broken and I have just got back from the stale bread, gruel and pussy food run at Tesco.
It is getting hard to understand the language dahn there-Russian, Polish, Nepalese and the odd English, but we are “multicultural”-aren’t we?
It seems that more than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been deported remain in the UK, an official report has said.
The number who are not deported or cannot be deported at the end of their sentence is increasing, the independent inspector of the UK Border Agency said.
John Vine said the majority of successful appeals against deportation were made on human rights grounds.
The Home Office said it was deporting foreign criminals quicker and is changing immigration rules.
It appears that the Human Rights of those crims from foreign parts are more important than ours....
Has joined a campaign to save the ‘fairytale forests’ of Romania, because his Transylvanian ancestors can be traced back to Vlad the Impaler.
Many of the tiny Saxon villages have not changed for centuries and bears and wolves can still be found in the woods.
However rapid economic growth in the new EU country of Romania means that both the forests and the ancient way of life is under threat from building and demand for timber.
The Prince, who recently brought a home in a small village in the area, is calling for protection for the forests before they are lost forever like the woodland that once covered much of Britain.
Not in Charlie’s back yard then, but he will have to be careful of the wolves and bears-I hear they like a nice old nag...
Living standards will drop, the UK economy is "Cratering" and growth will fall to only 0.5 per cent next year, well below the Government's official projections, warned Adam Posen, a member of the Bank of England's interest-rate setting Monetary Policy Committee.
He was speaking exclusively to The Independent in his first interview since prevailing in his personal crusade to persuade members of the MPC to restart the Bank of England's £200bn quantitative-easing programme.
According to police young children are stealing to pay off gambling debts they've run up playing marbles.
The craze, called "Pits", involves flicking the marbles into an open water meter cover in the street surface. Police in Plymouth, Devon, said groups of up to 40 youngsters, some as young as five, are playing the game in the street.
And parents have complained that some children are resorting to stealing cash, DVDs and computer games to pay off debts.
Police and housing association staff are now going door to door in the area to talk to parents about the problem. Letters have also been sent to parents by the nearby school.
Sue Shaw, a director at Plymouth Community Homes, said: "Youngsters can end up very frightened when they find out that someone thinks they 'owe them' money - and we would encourage anyone in this position to speak to their parent or carer straight away."
Lost my marbles years ago...
Burton-on-Trent has got its own designer scent which apparently smells of Marmite, leather, pickle and beer.
The city, said to smell of ale from the surrounding hops fields, has inspired the bizarre new perfume called Eau-de-Burton, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Businesswoman Victoria Brookes thinks her new fragrance works perfectly and is selling it for £36.50 in the run up to Christmas.
She said: "Burton is known for its smell but not always in a good way. But the perfume smells really good - I have had lots of compliments from people.
"It is made up of Gourmand, representing Marmite and Branston Pickle, which were invented in Burton.
"It also has leather, representing the boots and footballs used at Burton Albion, and Ambra, inspired by amber nectar, the beer which made Burton famous worldwide.
Problem is it makes your toast soggy...
A cash machine in East London, is offering customers the choice of using the service in either Standard English or Cockney.
The ATM, in Leytonstone, asks if you want Sausage & Mash (cash), a balance on Charlie Sheen (screen balance) or a Huckleberry Finn change (pin change).
You can also choose to have a Lady Godiva (£5), Speckled Hen (£10), Commodore (£15), Horn of plenty (£20), Pony (£25), Dirty (£30), Double Top (£40) or a Nifty (£50).
One customer said: "This is brilliant. I think it's great to have a bit of light-hearted fun during this current financial climate.
"It's tough enough withdrawing cash when you've not got much but if you can do it with a giggle it makes all the difference."
Wonder what sausage and mash is in Polish?
Tomorrow will be the end of the world-again, Calleman believes that the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar is October 28, 2011, and not, as was previously thought, December next year.
“It seemed to me,” says Calleman on his website, “that it would be of greater value to humanity if I could solve the Mayan calendar, than if I could solve the riddle of cancer.”
And today’s thought: If you can’t convince them, confuse them. - President Harry S Truman