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1. Robert Burns International Airport

The 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth it seemed the perfect time to change the name of "Prestwick Glasgow International Airport" in Scotland to "The Robert Burns International Airport".

The airport's position should be known internationally, as it is situated near Robert Burns' birth place, in what is known as Burns Country; in the south west of Scotland.

The airport sits about halfway between Glasgow and Turnberry (where the Open golf tournament is was held in 2009). The owners say that the word Glasgow is included so that businesses know where abouts in Scotland the airport is situated. In other words no-one knows where Burns Country is situated. Then isn't it time people did know where Burns Country is?

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2. End Radio Humberside Boycott

Grimsby Town FC have banned any interviews to Radio Humberside with players and club management.

This was after Radio Humberside presenter David Burns made remarks which caused offence to Grimsby chairman John Fenty. Burns, as an independent journalist working for the BBC, should not be expected just to be a mouthpiece for the club. None of his remarks are understood to have broken any rules or regulations, written or unwritten.

Radio Humberside is the only radio station in the world to regularly cover Mariners games. Grimsby fans need access to interviews with players and management on the radio as part of following their favourite team. The club also need the publicity of local radio, and of the BBC organisation, to help it raise over 700,000 pounds to pay off a tax bill and stay in business.

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