The curious ruling came after Innocent, which is partially owned by Coca-Cola, challenged its tax bill by arguing its smoothies were a 'liquefied fruit salad' rather than a 'beverage'.
The company claimed it was unfair that the government charges 17.5% VAT on Innocent's 100% fruit juice smoothies when a bowl of the raw ingredients are not subject to VAT. - Helen Pidd, the Guardian (23/11/10) (FULL STORY)
Heathcliff is to be portrayed by a black man for the first time in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights after Andrea Arnold, the Bafta-winning director of Fish Tank (?), cast unknown James Howson in her forthcoming remake.
The casting is in line with Emily Bronte's conception of the character as a 'little lascar' - a 19th century term for sailors from India. - Ben Child, the Guardian (24/111/10)
Always having had his grooming needs taken care of at an 'old fashioned barbers shop rather than a unisex salon, it seems that Hd can now consider himself a modern dandy.
Not just about having one's hair cut though ......
(One London barber claimed) they were doing nine moustache trims a day, while demand for a 'high quality' short back and sides, for £38.50 (excuse me while I pick HD up off the floor), was increasingly popular. Maria Tadeo and Joanna Walters. The Observer (28/11/10) (READ FULL ARTICLE)
And finally, how's this for a unique way of making money for charity?
Tattoo-loving Ann French has come up with a novel way to raise cash for charity.
The playboy Playmate plans to raise funds by getting people to sponsor her to have her favourite's charity's (GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME) logo (a rather cute little green tortoise) tattooed on her thigh. - Zoe Burn, the Sunday Sun (28/11/10)
*For those of you even remotely interested, the ruling, in very simplistic terms I know, being ....... a cake goes hard when stale whilst a biscuit goes soggy.