Tag: credit crunch

On The Up; The End of the UK Recession

The big news today is that the UK is finally out of recession! Clearly this is fabulous news for pretty much everyone, but I won’t be cracking open the champagne just yet, as the ascent from recession has hardly been dizzying: figures show that the economy has grown by just 0.1% in the last three

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Cirkle  •  26th Jan 10

Thelondonpaper: RIP

I for one was deeply saddened last week, to hear of the closure of one of London’s free sheets, thelondonpaper. Now whilst I admit, I am not as avid a commuter in the big smoke as I used to be, ever since it was launched on 1st July 2006, I have always enjoyed perusing through

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Cirkle  •  28th Aug 09

Shopping habits in a recession…

What’s in your shopping basket? Tesco Value Mince? Asda Smart Price Baked Beans? Sainsbury’s Basics Bread? It’s no surprise that the recession is affecting our shopping habits as we think much harder about what we put in our baskets. Even Waitrose, understanding that they could lose custom during these hard times, has introduced a value

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Cirkle  •  6th Aug 09

Ryanair Joins The Credit Crunch!

Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary has insisted that efforts to cut costs on the airline will now mean that passengers will be asked to pay a pound to spend a penny as he confirmed plans to charge for toilets within two years. The chief executive of Europe’s largest budget carrier said the airline would generate extra

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Cirkle  •  13th Jul 09

Bring Back The Old…

In recent weeks, many of you will have noticed your television screens being adorned with adverts of old… Remember the Milky Bar Kid who’s strong and tough, and only the best is good enough? Or let me remind you of the 1986 Persil advert with the skinhead who can’t quite comprehend how to wash his

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Cirkle  •  22nd Jun 09