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Crunch Creep

13:01 UK time, Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Strange, tangential and often unlikely events laid at the door of the credit crunch.

Horses are being abandoned as it costs so much to feed and house them - especially now the price of hay has shot up.
More details (The Times)

There may not be another Bond film for a while, says 007 actor Daniel Craig. "Economically the world is in quite a lot of trouble so who knows if we can afford to do another Bond movie anytime soon?"
More details (Daily Telegraph)

...and if they can, Bond could become an honorary Brummie.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

The Queen will wear outfits she's worn before on a state visit to Slovenia and Slovakia.
More details (Daily Mail)

And Coronation Street's Molly will wed in a dress bought for another actress as the wardrobe department cuts its coat.
More details (The Mirror)

England's cricketers taking part in the Twenty20 Stanford Super Series "swag-grab" - for which they are paid a king's ransom - are told not to enjoy the spoils too much.
More details (The Guardian)

Author Kathy Lette has given up taxis and instead walks - or jogs - all the way across London's picturesque Regents Park to get about.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

Cobblers are getting more customers as shoe wearers try to make do and mend, rather than buy new shoes.
More details (The Scotsman)

And prams are flying out of charity shops as soon as they are wheeled in.
More details (The Scotsman)

Students may get lower degree marks because of working part-time to pay the bills.
More details (Gair Rhydd, Cardiff's Student Weekly)

Rather than drowning our sorrows, we are buying less beer.
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Although fans of covers acts may wish to raise a glass to mourn the cancellation of the Hallowfest tribute band event.
More detail (Paisley Daily Express)

Islamic financial systems which forbid the charging or paying of interest, could come into vogue.
More details (The Age)


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