December 9, 2014

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Glitch grounds UK flights –
A major glitch in the UK air-traffic controllers system has affected flights in and out of nearly all of Britain’s airports including 89 flights cancelled at Heathrow. National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said a technical fault in the flight data system at its Swanwick centre caused the problem.
Heathrow_T5Heathrow Terminal 5

Amazon beefs up Prime
Amazon Prime launches 4K (UHD) streaming for its Amazon Prime service following Netflix into the 4K market.
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Oz helping out Global Warming issues
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia will contribute A$200 million over four years into a U.N. fund to help poor nations cope with global warming.
Australian_Prime_Minister_Tony_Abbott_and_Indian_Prime_Minister_Narendra_Modi_in_India Tony Abbott with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi

In the club (sandwich)
The British Sandwich Association has named chicken and bacon has been named the nation’s favourite sandwich filling – overtaking the BLT. (See List of the day)
Club-sandwichA chicken and bacon sandwich aka a club sandwich

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List of the day –

Facts and Figures Concerning the UK Sandwich Industry

 

The information below is from the British Sandwich Association, and you can visit their website by clicking here

 

  • The British sandwich market bought ‘on the go’ is currently worth £2.8 billion
  • In the last year 1.69 billion sandwiches were sold ‘on the go’, at an average price of £1.66
  • Over 62% of the population buy a sandwich at least once a year
  • Over 19.7% of sandwiches are bought in work (work canteens and staff shops etc)
  • People in Yorkshire spend the most on sandwiches – an average of over £114 a year
  • People in the South West spend the least – an average of £55 a year. This means they spend under half that of their northern counterparts
  • The most expensive place to buy a sandwich is London – £1.83 versus a national average of £1.66
  • Wraps account for 4% of total sandwich sales, baguettes for 10%
  • One third of the market in value is accounted for by 25-34 year olds
  • Over 30% of all sandwiches sold have chicken as a filling
  • 70% of all sandwiches are eaten at home, totalling 6.2 billion occasions (down 3% on 2004)
  • An average of 4.2 sandwiches are eaten at home, per person, every week in Britain
  • 55% of sandwiches eaten at home are consumed at lunchtime. A further 13% are eaten at Tea, 11% at the Evening Meal and & 7% as part of a snack. Surprisingly 14% are eaten at Breakfast.
  • With a further 2.67 billion sandwiches made for lunch boxes, this means UK consumers are currently consuming nearly 11 billion sandwiches per year.

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