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Junior Eurovision joy for Croatia

The News Review:

– Junior Eurovision joy for Croatia
– Network Rail culls 600 jobs as part of £5bn cuts
– Letter of the month

Junior Eurovision joy for Croatia
BBC News – Nov 16, 2003
Dino Jelusic an 11-year-old singer songwriter beat children aged between eight and 15 years old from 15 other countries with You Are My ne And nlyThe UK came third with My Song For The World written and performed by 10-year-old Tom Morley from Cumbria. Spain took second place. Next year’s contest will be held in Manchester organisers said.

Network Rail culls 600 jobs as part of £5bn cuts
Guardian Unlimited – Nov 14, 2003
” Network Rail executives scored each employee on a scale of one to five on a list of criteria such as “modelling cor porate values” “freely passing on knowledge” and “building effective working relations”. Staff gained extra points for technical knowledge and lost points for any past disciplinary offences. Those with the least points lost their jobs in a system which one insider said was comparable to “the Eurovision song contest”. The TSSA claimed one manager discovered he had lost his job when his company mobile phone stopped working on Wednesday. When he reported the problem he was told that he would not be needing it beyond Thursday. Network Rail said the cull was in line with a cost-cutting strategy announced last month. The company is under pressure from the rail regulator Tom Winsor to slash its spending plans by more than £5bn over a period of five years following an explosion in expenditure on track maintenance and renewals.

Letter of the month
The bserver – Nov 16, 2003
Bands like Sugababes and Busted fill TV and radio schedules because they are loved by the music-buying majority and with good reason. They make fantastic music and look great! Thank you for acknowledging that and for admitting that grown-ups care what’s on CD:UK too!Patriciaby emailThe ‘Britpop’ feature was too parochial. How can you have left out Claire’s Birthday from Estonia? As Ruffus they sang ‘Eighties Coming Back’ in the Eurovision Song Contest – they were the best band by a million miles and they hooked me instantly. Steve Warnerby email Great second issue of the magazine but what a lazy shite idea for a cover feature. Who thought up that flimsy load of bollocks?C Burrowsby emailPlease grow up! Re ‘Let It All Hang ut'(MM No 2): 51 per cent of us have a penis and probably 98 per cent have seen one fairly close. 99 per cent of us have pubic hair ditto. So cut the Jerry Garcia stickering and get real – then you get respect.

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