Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stonehenge makes a surplus of �4.6m

John Penrose answered a written question in the House yesterday about the finances of Stonehenge. In 2010/11 it cost �2,490,900 to run Stonehenge against revenues of �7,173,582 a surplus of �4,682,682 – a big contribution to the funding of English … Continue reading






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Might the legacy of the media coverage of the wedding be bigger than that of the Olympics?

The Royal Wedding is becoming a major international media event, a major opportunity to market London for tourism. Mark Di-Toro a spokesman for VisitBritain is reported in The Times (23 April 2011) as having predicted �50m of tourist spend in … Continue reading






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Gap �year volunteers are charged thousands for �pointless� projects.

Mark Bridge has written in The Times Money Section today under the headline �Gap �year volunteers are charged thousands for �pointless� projects. It is surprising that there has been so little critical coverage of the sale of volunteering holidays in … Continue reading






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