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Scotland is world-renowned for its beautiful scenery but probably isn’t as well known for hosting a blockbuster movie. True, Pirates of the Caribbean might not have worked so well in Millport, but on closer inspection we actually haven’t done too badly in the movie stakes over the years.
If you’ve watched Bradley Wiggins slog it out on the Tour De France, you’ll have an appreciation for the powerful influence of competition. No-one takes on a challenge like that without serious training, and turning up to compete without getting yourself fit to face other challengers isn’t worth the trip to the starting line.
Forget Rumble in the Jungle and Thrilla in Manilla, last week heralded the dawn of a new heavyweight rivalry of epic proportions: the Wreckage of the Tech-age, Microsoft versus Apple. However, let me explain why it’s customers who will be the outright winners in this competition.
More than 10,000 Diamond Jubilee street parties were organised across the country last week to celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign. From the hundreds of miles of bunting which decorated streets, to the barbeques and children’s games, the UK celebrated in style. However, imagine if the rules meant organisers were prohibited from attending their own street party? Until recently, ‘in-area trading’ regulations meant that English and Welsh water suppliers were faced with exactly that problem.
As the last red carpet is rolled up in Cannes, the Oscars fade into distant memory and Hollywood prepares for the multi million dollar summer blockbuster releases you may think that you will have to wait another year before you can enjoy the glitz and glamour of awards season again.