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Foreigner: Cold as Ice

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The rock band Foreigner is still going strong after 42 years on the road – featuring original members and the current line-up, a reunion show for August has just been announced. When Foreigner formed in 1976, Gerald Ford was president of the United States, Labour's Jim Callaghan was the UK prime minister and Great Britain was gripped by a prol...

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A Cool Way to Save on Energy Costs

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Everyone likes to keep their energy bills low, but did you know there's a cool way to save on energy costs? Improving the energy efficiency of your fridge and cold store will help keep your bills down and you should start to notice significant savings. The way in which you operate your equipment plays a major role in how big your energy bills ar...

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The Arctic: Life’s a Freeze!

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The Arctic is a polar region north of the Arctic Circle - the most northern point of the earth's five major circles of latitude. It’s made up of the Arctic Ocean and adjoining seas and parts of Alaska, northern Canada, Iceland, Finland, Russia, Greenland, Norway and Sweden. Much of the land in the Arctic region has snow and ice cover all year ...

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Meat Cutting Plants and Cold Store Facilities in the UK to be Reassessed

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Using cold stores to ensure fresh food is kept at the correct temperature during the manufacturing process is crucial to the quality of the product that reaches our dinner table. There are many processes involved in food production and the hygiene of cold stores at every stage of the operation must be properly maintained to complete procedures s...

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Food Safety: If it ain’t Chilled, they’re Multiplying!

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The importance of safe storage for perishable products can never be over-emphasised, since storing food at the wrong temperature can lead to a build-up of dangerous bacteria, causing food poisoning and serious illnesses. Refrigeration helps to keep consumers safe from dangerous bacteria that can multiply rapidly. It's vital that perishable food ...

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Why are some Medicines So Expensive?

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Medicines can vary greatly in price, with some costing more than 100 times more than others to treat the same medical condition. As a result, consumers are often left wondering why some are vastly more expensive than other alternatives. There are several factors influencing the cost of medicines, including the length of time it has taken to crea...

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The Importance of Medicine Expiry Dates

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Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are marked with an expiry date - usually shown as EXP, followed by a month and year. It can be on the side of the packet, punctured onto the foil or on the container. Most of us have come across medicines in the bathroom cabinet that have expired, but there's some degree of confusion over whether these...

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