sudden downpour really caught me out yesterday. I was unloading
the car when it just chucked it down.
I remember when
I was little I had a radio controlled motorboat as a toy. I don't
think it was meant to be used in the Irish Sea.
The A1 is quite
long today with a number of other roads running off it. Watch out
for a bad bend just after the turn off for the motorway.
The NAPPY remains unchanged at number 2.
rule over Microsoft
US (United States) judge has ruled that the Microsoft chairman Bill Gates
is to be split into two. Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said that Gates
was making too much money and should be cut into two pieces. It's not
yet certain whether the split will run head to toe or straight across
his stomach. Gates is expected to appeal, but it is unlikely anyone will
be too bothered about that.
and Ahern meet to discuss NI
Tony Blair was in high level talks at Downing Street last night with Caroline
Ahern. Ms Ahern, who has appeared on TV as Mrs Merton (she's not a real
person), said that talks over Northern Ireland were going well, "I
had a nice cuppa tea with Tone and we chatted about stuff and I think
I heard the baby cry a couple of times." When pressed on Northern
Ireland Ms Ahern, who is best known for her drinking, said, "Isn't
that north of Southern Ireland?"
England blow for Euro 2000
chances of England gaining any glory in the Euro 2000 championship has
been dealt a heavy blow after the Dutch police refused entry into the
country of two soccer hooligans. The refusal of entry means that England
will be left exposed should the competition be over shadowed by violence.