“UK-based Ryanair, last Friday, ran an ad that referenced the recent London bombings to promote low fares. The ad appeared in UK newspapers last week with the headline, “London Fights Back,” an image of Winston Churchill and a speech bubble that contained an alteration of a famous June 1940 speech and read, “ “We shall fly them to the beaches, we shall fly them to the hills, we shall fly them to London!” The Advertising Standards Authority received more than 100 complaints regarding the ad but Ryanair has refused to pull the ad.” http://www.adrants.com/2005/07/ryanair-references-london-bombing-in-ad.php
East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national “In case of Emergency ( ICE )", the campaign was launched this week by Bob and Falklands war hero Simon Weston in association with Vodafone’s annual Life Savers Awards.
The idea is that you store the word “ I C E “ in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted “In Case of Emergency".
In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them. It’s so simple that everyone can do it.
For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
You can find the link to the press release here: http://www.eastanglianambulance.com and you can download a poster for your office here http://www.eastanglianambulance.com/content/ice/images/
I live in London… I didn’t hear or see any bombs, or know anybody involved in yesterdays events, just what everyone else saw on TV, scary maybe but nobody is terrorised or afraid. Life goes on. Yesterday was a bit strange, the schools school were i work is closed today, so i get to sit at home, yesterday all the kid had to be picked up or the parents informed they were walking home. Most of the shops on Victoria St shut or didn’t open, except Sainsburys, the nationwide building society was even taping the letter box up. There were lots of people walking out of zone 1 at about 16:30, there were a few buses but they were mostly packed, strangle/surrealy there were people having their pictures taken with Big Ben in the background as usual and the boat trips on the river were still running, the London Eye was closed though. It only took 35 minutes to walk to the elephant which is not much longer than the bus usually takes, must be true that the traffic goes at 4 miles per hour, so i got home at the normal time. Paul PS: If you have any information that may help track down the bombers please telephone 999 or the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321