The Government says it has saved about pounds 1.7bn in six years on purchasing and supply through the work of the Central Unit on Procurement.Bankers Trust has saved pounds 12m over the past three years by means of a programme it set up in 1991. They clinched the AFC Central on Sunday to qualify for the play-offs and, having won nine in a row, must be rated one of the favourites to make the Super Bowl. It still looks much as it did then because Finland is sparsely populated (it has five million people and 188,000 lakes) and Helsinki is a small city (pop: 900,000); there is little need to build high, and most modern architecture is in a specifically Finnish style.Most of what you see, however, is not quite what it appears to be. I've been personally coming to Japan for 30 years.'Listen up, guys: 'We always dissuss things, then I'll make up our minds.' That's the word from one female respondent in an Australian survey of women's role in purchasing decisions. Following the collapse of a two-month unilateral ceasefire in May, they had warned of 'all-out war', including attacks on tourism and economic targets. The criteria, to be debated by EC finance ministers next Monday, call for deficits to be cut to 3 per cent of national output by late in the decade, a target Britain is unlikely to meet without further fiscal tightening.Figures questioned, page 3Dentists quit NHS, page 6. Blue, in case you have not been concentrating, was Princess Michael of Kent's Siamese cat found dead at Kensington Palace in mysterious circumstances.
There was the toddler-in-Manahattan commercial for Volkswagen; the baby and executive mother advertisements for Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign Now, babies are out. 'Well, I learnt my English in New York, which makes it even more difficult,' the actress laughed.Ms Bouquet has made more than 10 films. Private gatherings of the Magic Circle are still amazed by new performances of old illusions which demonstrably could not be achieved by traditional methods. AFTER the pasting in Dublin English rugby, which frequently takes itself far too seriously, could do with a spot of light relief.
Anyway, I hope that a few brave headteachers now will have the courage to say that they won't be fixing any adventure holidays in future. except in comparison with the Francophile, avant-garde purity sought by the sadly short-lived Bill Hopkins, registered in Prestbury on 5 June, or the equally opposite eclectic trendiness of Roger Smalley, born in Swinton on 26 July. He was probably assumed to be another demented optimist who had defied economic logic by starting up as a trainer just when soup kitchens were threatening to be needed in Newmarket. Of course, it will really clean up on those squillions of homeowners who have given up all hope of selling their houses and opted for the old loft conversion instead.One hopes that the Government defers the decision on whether to plump for Trafalgar Day (21 October) as the new May Day holiday until after the tender offer for Trafalgar House closes today.