Tuesday, 28 October 2008

'Tangential forces'


Strange, tangential and often unlikely events laid at the door of the credit crunch.

Horses are being abandoned as it costs so much to feed and house them - especially now the price of hay has shot up.

There may not be another Bond film for a while, says 007 actor Daniel Craig. "Economically the world is in quite a lot of trouble so who knows if we can afford to do another Bond movie anytime soon?"

The Queen will wear outfits she's worn before on a state visit to Slovenia and Slovakia.

And Coronation Street's Molly will wed in a dress bought for another actress as the wardrobe department cuts its coat.

England's cricketers taking part in the Twenty20 Stanford Super Series "swag-grab" - for which they are paid a king's ransom - are told not to enjoy the spoils too much.

Author Kathy Lette has given up taxis and instead walks - or jogs - all the way across London's picturesque Regents Park to get about.

Cobblers are getting more customers as shoe wearers try to make do and mend, rather than buy new shoes.

And prams are flying out of charity shops as soon as they are wheeled in.

Students may get lower degree marks because of working part-time to pay the bills.

Rather than drowning our sorrows, we are buying less

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