More than a lot of skywater, just as much lack of warm, even less atmospheric movement and sod all solar stuff at the Castle this November morn.
Orf out to somewhere to do something later and his Maj has discovered the joy of snail stalking.
The CPS (crap prosecuting service) has decided that the self-styled adviser to former defence secretary Liam Fox will not face criminal charges.
Adam Werritty was under investigation after describing himself as Mr Fox's (who resigned last year after being found guilty of breaching the ministerial code over his relationship with Mr Werritty, whom he met 40 times in the Ministry of Defence and on trips abroad) adviser on business cards and allegedly accepting donations. Andrew Penhale from the Crown Prosecution Service said: "We have advised City of London Police there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction."
So the old it’s not what you know but who you know still reigns supreme...
Almost two thirds of NHS trusts using the Liverpool Care Pathway have received payouts totalling millions of pounds for hitting targets related to its use.
Apparently figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal the full scale of financial inducements for the first time.
They suggest that about 85 per cent of trusts have now adopted the regime, which can involve the removal of hydration and nutrition from dying patients.
More than six out of 10 of those trusts - just over half of the total - have received or are due to receive financial rewards for doing so amounting to at least £12million.
At many hospitals more than 50 per cent of all patients who died had been placed on the pathway and in one case the proportion of foreseeable deaths on the pathway was almost nine out of 10.
The LCP was originally developed at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the city’s Marie Curie hospice to ease suffering in dying patients, setting out principles for how they to be treated.
It involves the withdrawal of treatments or tests from patients which doctors believe could cause distress and do more harm than good.
Last night the Department of Health insisted that the payments could help ensure that people were “treated with dignity in their final days and hours”.
Load of old Bollocks-notice the word “could”?
Authorities on the West Coast were embroiled in a seriously nutty mystery: the disappearance of 80,000 pounds of walnuts, stolen in two instalments, from Northern California.
The walnuts were first reported missing Friday by workers at a freight brokerage firm. Workers called the Tehama County Sheriff's Office to say that a truckload of walnuts, purchased by Seattle Company F.C. Bloxom and Co., never reached their destination in Miami.
The incident was then matched to a similar theft a few days earlier. A heist on Oct. 23 involved 40,000 pounds of walnuts, which were picked up in Los Molinos, Calif., but never arrived in Texas, where they were expected, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth notes.
According to the Redding Searchlight, authorities believe the two crimes could be the work of the same individual-- a "suspicious delivery driver" with a tall build and strong Russian accent.
The man is said to be 6 feet 2 inches tall and driving a white semi. The 80,000 pounds of walnuts were valued at about $300,000.
Ah; the old squirrel disguised as a Russian ploy eh-it’s been a long time since I had a white semi.....
Marcus Lamm, 21, tried to squeeze through the closing barriers across the railway in Manningtree, Essex, But he got stuck behind a slow agricultural vehicle and did not make it across before the barriers closed, trapping him on the tracks.
The First bus was empty, apart from the driver, but had only just dropped off children from local schools.
Lamm, of Willow Way, Jaywick, admitted driving without due care and attention when he appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Representing himself, he said: "I had been sitting waiting for the train to come past with the barrier down.
"It came up and I followed with the traffic that was moving.
"It was safe at the time. I didn't see any lights as I went through but obviously they were flashing.
"I don't know what happened between me moving off and getting stuck."
Lamm, a former Tendring Technology College student, said he has lost his job with First as a result of the incident on July 19. He is now a bus driver with New Horizon Travel, in Frating.
Oh well; that’s alright then, as long as the cupid stunt is still driving buses.
A Massachusetts fisherman has caught a creepy-looking lobster that's coloured to match Halloween.
The New England Aquarium says the 1-pound female lobster has an orange side and a black side, with the colours split perfectly down the middle.
Marine officials say such coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters.
The fisherman who caught the seasonally coloured crustacean in a trap last week is from Beverly, a seaside community 20 miles northeast of Boston.
The rare lobster is known as a split. Aquarium officials said Wednesday splits have been caught in Maine, Rhode Island and Nova Scotia in the last 10 years.
Some tasty looking outfits, including a naughty but nice bra, were showcased at a chocolate show in Paris.
They also featured chocolate truffle wings and a kimono sprinkled with confectionery flowers.
The delicious dresses were made for the 18th annual Salon Du Chocolat trade fair.
Fashion designers and chocolatiers joined forces inspired by the theme “The New Worlds of Chocolate” to create the outfits
Num-num- num, and the frocks aren’t bad either...
And today’s thought:
When you said do you want some nuts, I never expected THAT!!