Sony Freeview Fiasco

Thousands of people across Britain have been unable to watch any Freeview channels on their Sony HXD digital video recorders since Friday evening.  Affected customers are complaining that they have wasted hours trying to retune their units and there are even claims that some people have bought replacement recorders.  The problem has been variously attributed […]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – A Weekend of Transport Disasters

There were an extraordinary number of fatal transport incidents in North America over the weekend.  Early on Saturday a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec; shortly afterwards a Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Franciso Airport; then on Sunday an air-taxi crashed in Alaska, killing 10 people. Few details have emerged yet about […]

Fire in Smethwick – Should we be so Surprised?

The fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands is clearly a major incident.  The disruption to local businesses is yet another stark reminder of the need to be prepared for denial of access to your premises.  I was slightly taken aback though at the surprise expressed by spokespeople from the Fire […]