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Capital offence rectified oop North - Diary - News - London Evening Standard
Foreign Secretary William Hague will be among those delighted to hear that after years of ridicule, councillors in Northallerton — county town of North Yorkshire and home to his constituency office — are to alter the town’s five entrance signs after complaints from business leaders, tourists and residents that they spelt the town’s name with a lower case “n”.

The “northallerton” signs were installed four years ago to give the town a dynamic modern image but instead made it a laughing stock. The council has spent a mere £65 changing the signs by sticking capital Ns over the lower case letters. That’s Progress, that is.
government  efficiency  saving  money  funny  design  good 
march 2013 by benterrett
BBC NEWS | UK | Sainsbury's in lightbulb giveaway
Sainsbury's give away one million energy-saving lightbulbs at its stores on Saturday. Timed for when the clocks go back. Decent idea. Nice.
sustainability  sus  supermarkets  sainsburys  light  saving 
october 2007 by benterrett
Russell's Wattson
"In some ways it's just a silly, indulgent, middle-class eco-worrier, gadget freak toy."
sus  sustainability  saving  electricity  gadget 
october 2007 by benterrett
Money Saving Expert: Consumer Revenge:Consumer Revenge - Credit Cards, Shopping, Bank Charges, Cheap Flights and more
"The Flightchecker is the classic example, it’s the least commercially sensible tool ever – it shows people how to get 1p flights, there’s no way to monetarise that, which is why no one else has made one. Yet for me – the fact it works and is usef
sustainability  money  saving  expert  entrepreneur  free  profit 
july 2007 by benterrett

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