Do you ever feel some people oversell what they deliver?
Sesame Street’s The Count is out of a job, as Amazon Echo looks for someone new to be the voice of Alexa, ha ha ha.
In last week’s news:
As BT develops its ultrafast internet infrastructure, it’s been ordered to share some of its poles. A number of care homes have expressed an interest.
And, in the latest well-thought-out bid to control domestic energy costs, Energy Secretary Greg Clark suggested replacing the energy price cap with an energy price woolly hat and blanket.
- The Icelandic Government is considering a ban on circumcision. As the UK rules this out, there is increasing suspicion of upcoming Government cuts.
- The Government plans to use church spires to increase mobile phone coverage, so when you get your bill and say, “My God, how much?”, you might get an answer.
- Hedgehog numbers in the UK are ‘down by half’, warn wildlife groups, although if they look at the other side of the road, they’ll find the other half.
- Low rates of pay and workload pressures mean care services can no longer fill key posts in England, a watchdog says. The National Audit Office said a lack of government planning and funding had undermined the “Cinderella” service and its 1.34 million staff. The big question now is, “Where will people go to try on shoes?”
NHS England is banning super-sized chocolate bars from hospital shops, introducing a 250 calorie limit for sweets, a 400 calorie limit for pre-packed sandwiches, and a 5 gram added sugar limit per 100ml of drinks. At this rate it won’t be long before people don’t want to be in hospital anymore.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Brexit deal negotiations should accelerate. That’s like saying the man in the Sinclair C5 should really get a move on.