Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scrap the Census

Scrap the census, says leading Brownite thinktank

Britain's next census in 2011 should be abandoned because it wastes hundreds of millions of pounds and fails to take account of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming to the UK, according to a leading Brownite think tank.
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What do you think, should the census be scrapped or should a more detailed census be introduced.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Odd Names

If you thought that odd or different names helped your family history research spare a thought for these poor souls.

NZ judge orders 'odd' name change

A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing. Full article>>

WWI wreck moved to protect ships

A German submarine wrecked in the English Channel during World War I has been moved to deeper waters to reduce the risk to passing ships.

The U-boat, which contains the remains of about 27 crew members, has lain off the coast of Dover in Kent since 1918. Read more