Archive for March, 2014

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Article by John Burns
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The Incredible Shrinking House

Before most of you were born, the Parker-Morris Committee drew up minimum standards for social housing which included indicators on how much was needed as a reasonable living space .  It is doubful if theese standards are still in use; modern housing seems to be shrinking in size.  As we passed a new development of tiny […]

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Article by John Burns
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Snap up a bargain

I used to be a regular reader of the Independent on Sunday.  As I recall it regularly featured reviews by the motoring correspondent of cars costing many tens, and even hundreds, of thousands of pounds.  Or the travel section would recommend hotels costing hundreds of pounds per night! “Who is this paper aimed at?”, I wondered. […]

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Article by John Burns
Posted in Pet health and Nutrition - Tagged

Why cats need meat

We all know that dogs can be vegetarian but cats cannot.  For cats, the amino acid taurine is essential, that is to say they cannot sythesise it, (certainly not enough)  so must have it in their diet. The usual source is animal flesh.  On the  other hand, dogs can make their own taurine so they don’t need to […]

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