ITV sells Friends Reunited for £25m after purchasing it for £175 million 4 years earlier

ITV sells Friends Reunited for £25m after purchasing it for £175 million 4 years earlier

Friends Reunited was the brainchild of Steve and Julie Pankhurst and their friend Jason Porter. The site was officially launched in June 2000 and became the first online social network to achieve a level of prominence in Britain.   The site worked using the principle of user-generated content and registered users were able to post…

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Microflats look suspiciously similar to doll’s houses according to property experts

Microflats look suspiciously similar to doll’s houses according to property experts

  Property experts have slammed the latest designs for proposed urban microflats saying that they look a lot like children’s doll’s houses.   A push for “compact living” space in London could save the UK capital from being hollowed out by foreign investors who snap up properties and then leave them empty, but experts have…

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Tulip prices skyrocket after JP Morgan says they’re more valuable than Bitcoin

Tulip prices skyrocket after JP Morgan says they’re more valuable than Bitcoin

  The price of Tulip bulbs is set to skyrocket exponentially after JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon said they were more valuable than Bitcoin in an angry rant about the cryptocurrency.   It’s not clear at this stage whether Mr. Dimon had been drinking or was under the influence of any controlled substances, but it…

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Mass sickie at Air Berlin is so bad even the autopilots have called in with flu

Mass sickie at Air Berlin is so bad even the autopilots have called in with flu

The mass sickie at Air Berlin is now so bad that some of its autopilots have called in complaining of various illnesses.   Germany’s second-largest carrier has had to cancel about 100 flights after a large number of pilots called in sick with mystery illnesses such as: “I left my work uniform on the bus…

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Liam Gallagher left confused after businessman tries to buy Oasis

Liam Gallagher left confused after businessman tries to buy Oasis

  Liam Gallagher has expressed shock and confusion upon reading in the press that an Indian businessman is interested in buying Oasis.   The singer read that Ajay Khaitan who is alleged to be on Interpol’s wanted list, is planning a multi-million pound offer through his private equity firm Emerisque Brands and the star has…

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Middle classes buy Farrow and Ball paint to throw away whilst decorating

Middle classes buy Farrow and Ball paint to throw away whilst decorating

  Middle class people undertaking home decoration have started using Farrow and Ball paint cans to throw into the skip outside their homes completely unopened.   The firm’s products are rumoured to be so tricky to apply that many professional decorators have boycotted them altogether, but well-heeled customers have still been purchasing the upmarket paint…

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David Cameron gets caught saying people from Yorkshire hate each other

David Cameron gets caught saying people from Yorkshire hate each other

Have you ever been caught making disparaging remarks about clients just before doing a presentation in front of the very clients you’ve been talking about? If so, fear not because you are not alone. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron was caught saying that people from Yorkshire hate each other whilst rehearsing for a speech…

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Appraisal form – Mobile Toilet Operative

Appraisal form – Mobile Toilet Operative

Employee’s name: William Childs Job title: Mobile Toilet Operative Department: Festivals and Building Sites Date of engagement: 08/09/2016 Manager: Dave Somerset Date of meeting: 08/09/2017 Current performance Objective/competence 1:   Achievement of the minimum required cleaning of 20 Mobile Toilets per hour Objective/competence 2: Not throwing up Objective/competence 3: Not falling in Development summary:  …

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – My criminal record is longer than my employment record

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – My criminal record is longer than my employment record

  Dear Darcus, I was updating my CV the other day and I noticed that my criminal record is longer than my employment record. Do you think this will have a negative effect on my career going forward?   Dear Reader, I often receive CVs that aren’t very impressive but then when you do a…

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10 of the most depressing workspaces anyone has ever had to work in

10 of the most depressing workspaces anyone has ever had to work in

The workspace industry is big business these days. From the smallest start up to the largest industrial players, most companies recognise that having a quality environment within which to work is essential for the success of a business. Take a minute to spare a thought for those that are not so lucky to work in…

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