Me and Mrs W have at the moment an issue with tv adverts.
It seems we are going back to the days when advertisers can say what they like about their products whether it’s true or not like the Comfort advert I blogged about a few weeks ago.
Last night we saw an advert for Regaine foam which is supposed to regrow hair just by spraying foam on your head, surely if it worked Wayne Rooney and the like wouldn’t have paid thousands for a hair transplant. Note the price of the foam for a 6 months supply and that’s with a massive reduction in price surely a sign that it doesn’t work.
How about the Thundershirt Anxiety Relief Jacket £35.99
‘With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers’.
Alternatively buy a £12.99 coat slightly too small for your dog and the effect will be the same and you don’t need a patent for that idea.
Anyway another sham marriage arrest.
A wannabe ‘bride and groom’ were arrested as they prepared to take their wedding vows have been charged with immigration offences.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the UK Border Agency stopped a wedding on Monday 1 August at Armagh Register Office, between a Latvian woman and a Pakistani man.
The couple were taken to Banbridge police station where they were charged with attempting to evade UK immigration laws.
Muhammad Naeem Aslam, a 22-year-old Pakistan national, appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday 2 August charged with seeking to obtain leave to remain in the UK by deception.
The bride, 21-year-old Latvian national Jolantea Juska, and her sister, 26-year-old Jana Juska, who acted as witness to the marriage, also appeared at Armagh Magistrates today and were both charged with assisting unlawful immigration.
They were all remanded in custody to re-appear at a later date.
In a separate operation, also on Monday 1 August, a marriage that was due to take place at Belfast City Hall was stopped and after questioning the groom, a 21-year-old Pakistani national, was arrested by officers for overstaying the conditions of his visa.
Seven illegal workers in one cash and carry
UK Border Agency officers, supported by the Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team, visited Ginco wholesalers on the Kelvin industrial estate, Greenford, west London at around 10:30 on Thursday 28 July, where they questioned staff to see if they had the right to work in the UK.
Four men from India and one man from Sri Lanka were arrested for being in the UK illegally after their visas had expired.
A man from India was arrested for entering the country illegally, while another man from Sri Lanka was arrested for working in breach of his visa conditions.
Six of the men remain in detention pending their removal from the country. The seventh, and Indian national, has been granted immigration bail while the UK Border Agency works to secure a travel document for him.
Five of those arrested were employees of Ginco, while the other two were employed by Serendib Global Foods Ltd, who are registered at the same address.
Five illegal workers have been caught at three restaurants in north Cornwall after a series of raids by the UK Border Agency.
Acting on intelligence, officers visited Wah Hing, East Street, Newquay, on Tuesday 26 July.
After immigration checks were carried it, it was found that three of the five staff on site had no legal right to work in the UK.
A 25-year-old Chinese waitress was a failed asylum seeker, a 24-year-old male chef was found to have stayed in the country illegally after his visa expired and a 17-year-old male chef from China was found to have no right to work.
The three were arrested and taken to Newquay police station. The man and woman have been transferred to immigration detention pending their deportation. The teenager has been released pending an outstanding immigration application, won’t see him again.
While the offenders were being questioned at the restaurant, a 26-year-old Chinese staff member tried to flush one of the suspects’ wallet and mobile phone down the toilet. He was also arrested and accepted a police caution for obstructing an immigration officer.
Earlier the same day, Phuket Thai restaurant, Cheltenham Place, Newquay, was also raided. There, a 31-year-old man from Thailand was found working as a chef in breach of the conditions of his visitor visa.
Also on Tuesday, a 32-year-old Bangladeshi male chef was arrested at Ashik Tandoori, St Merryn Holiday Village, after he was found to have overstayed his visa.
The Thai and Bangladeshi man were taken to Newquay police station and are now in immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.
No wonder this country has 3 million unemployed.