Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I've never been big into making New Year's resolutions as I don't tend to keep them. Instead I will be providing a list of new laws and events:
  • Increases in rail fares which have many people up in arms and are thinking of protesting. Fares on some trains are going up by over 9%. While on the other hand fares on the tubes and buses are remaining frozen due to "the economic success" of last year.
  • Two new countries in the European Union are now using the Euro: Malta and Cyprus.
  • A smoking ban was imposed in France. As with other states and countries where this has occurred owners are convinced that cafes, bars and restaurants will now be empty. The law which was to go into effect on January 1st was given a reprieve so people could enjoy New Year's Day.
  • Economists feel that the housing market in London will decline this year with some homes losing on average 20K in value.

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