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Passchendale

100 years ago today my grandad & many others were fighting for their lives. We can't imagine their suffering, both the allied nations that were white, black, brown & mix race & the German Army. As they said on TV ...



split from N. Ireland/Republic border

Kwacka Keep your nose out of it the bog trotter started it and as usual I will finish it he started by saying I read the beano so keep your nose Out of it Pete ...

Religious harmony

Just want to say at the outset that I'm posting this little snippet without any hidden agendas, it's true, not a joke, and I thought it would give readers a smile as it did me. On yesterday morning's BBC1 Sunday Morning L ...

Charlie gard

Evening On the six thirty news I am watching it's just announced In the last few minutes the little lad gas died I hope he is going to a better place he deserves it Pete ...

Stroke of genius :)

Having read today's Coffee Shop at http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/07/30/return-form-increasingly-tetchy-nik/ I've had an epiphany. I propose the Prez Nik be seconded to become the UK's Prime Minister and Theresa May be secon ...

MEPs earning over €10,000/month break rules?

Quote: MEPs Farage, Soru and Alliot-Marie fail to declare how much they earn
Today, Transparency International EU lodged a complaint with the European Parliament against three Members that appear to be in violation of ...

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT WILL END

The Government announced today that freedom of movement will come to an end in March 2019 when the UK leaves the EU. I'm sorry, did I miss something; didn't voters, regardless of if they were Remainers or Leavers know th ...

Just a thought...

Pete The Highwayman wrote:Hey mouse
I would sooner be in that big African river
Than being ruled by Adolph merkel
Pete
Why do you say that?
She's done a better job for Germany than the Maybot h ...





Q&A: What you need to know about the science of forest f

Q&A: What you need to know about the science of forest fires
How do fires jump over bodies of water? Is there any ecological upside to the
devastation? Fire behaviour expert Tim Lynham answers all question ...

The effect of Brexit on you

No need to discuss it on this thread there's others available where it's discussed at length... but if you wish to help... North East MEPs Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen are asking for help from non-British EU natio ...

Films

Just seen the new Dunkirk film. It's not an easy watch, but is the quickest 2 hrs I've spent in a cinema. Is it a good film? isn't the right question should I see it? Is possibly the right one& for me yes you should. It ...

Britons living in Europe could lose right to live in.......

Quote:Britons living in Europe could lose right to live in another EU country
British people living in the European Union could lose the right to live in another EU member state after Brexit, it emerged at the end of t ...

Go on 'Nige'

There is only one man who can make sure Brexit stays on track. Unfortunately Paul Nuttall lacked the charisma of this bloke. Love some of his toe to toes with the E.U. Parliament, https://youtu.be/Gej9izCvOlg ...

Voting twice

Afternoon In today's marvellous daily mail that stupendous journalist Stephen glover That a higher proportion of the young voted in the election than at any Time in living memory most were lured by labours cynical promis ...

Household Cavalry on the Beach.

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/videos/news-videos/household-cavalry-norfolk-holkham-beach-2017-video?pid=626503 Couldn't happen in Cyprus, the authorities would object to the smelly germ carrying animals on the beach and ...



BBC presenters' salaries

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40653861 Scandalous: mostly far too much but one case I think is far too low; John Simpson who frequently places himself in danger, yet he is in the bottom bracket. ...

Paphos bikers arrange outing for bucket list

Quote: Paphos bikers arrange outing for terminal cancer patient’s bucket list
BIKERS from around Cyprus will gather in Paphos on Tuesday morning to surprise a terminally ill cancer patient and help to fulfil his top w ...

Agenda UK/EU talks w/c 17/7/2017

Quote: The agenda for the first full round of Brexit negotiations
Talks will run from Monday to Thursday, covering issues including citizens’ rights and the Brexit bill.
...

Climat Change .... fact or fiction?

To continue what was a rather interesting clash between those that believe and those that don’t believe in climate change, on the ‘ Straight Jacket for Trump’ thread, I thought this article was food for thought and quite an ...

Wimbledon

Just watched the Ladies Wheelchair Doubles at Wimbledon, having watched the Men's equivalent yesterday. What a credit to Tennis and Sport. The skill and dedication and effort involved was incredible. I think ...

UK to pay 60 billion pounds Brexit Divorce Bill

David Davies has agreed that UK will pay 60 billion pounds to EU in the "divorce " bill. Probably a silly question but where is UK Government going to get that amount from? Or are they going to ask Jeremy Corbyn to put an ...

Government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

UK Government publishes the 'Ordeal Bill' which passes EU law into UK law on the day the UK leaves the EU, and repeals the 1972 act which took the UK into the union. There may be a couple of problems - such as laws can ...



Oi Oi

Who remembers this first time around circa 1969/70.? https://youtu.be/rGFmDFMIvhQ ...

Climate change - fact or fiction - Poll

There are numerous threads/posts expressing both sides of the arguments, with members presenting their own views - but how many here believe either one side or the other? ...

Straitjacket for Trump

In today's German "Bild" newspaper there is a ridiculous video tweet sent by Trump, showing him, ringside at a real fight, punching hell out of a CNN logo. The Bild gives it the heading "Bring out the Straitjacket". Its this ...

China's Impossible Engineering Feat (video)

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170531-chinas-impossible-engineering-feat ...

Your first flight?

Hi folks, I was watching a piece on the BBC about flying and it got me thinking about my first flight. I was 24 and the flight was to Zambia via South Africa. Where was your first flight to and how old were you? ...

Silly Questions!

Couple of questions to stop your brains frying in the heat! Does Donald Trump use the same colour hair dye as Ken Barlow in Coronation Street? Looks pretty much the same to me. And do they wear the same colour make-up ...

Amazing talent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_DSSygBBf8 ...



Juncker calls the MEPs ridiculous....

Juncker attending the European Parliament twice as far as I could see called the MEP's ridiculous. I think the spat was about who ran what and whether the commission had more power than the European Parliament. He was adm ...

Britons facing ban from all-inclusive holidays

Quote:UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned. Travel bosses have been left “embarrassed” by the huge spike in reports of hol ...

upholstery material shop etc in the North

Hi All Just wondering if anyone knows about a good place over the border where you can get sofa covers, throws etc. I vaguely remember someone telling me there was one, but I can't remember the details. thanks for your ...

ISIS in the Phillipines

Reported that 250,000 inhabitants of the southern Phillipines city of Manawi are fleeing ISIS; Government forces involved in heavy fighting. Cholera has broken out amid fears that it will reach epidemic levels because of th ...

Jezza at Glasto.

Who'd have thought it, Jezza And his Homies gettin down wid da yoot at Glasto. Could it be that hes been going for years and not been spotted.? I would like to know if he was there for a obscure Columbian folk combo, or was ...

A man gets the bus to the pub - incredible video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkchgFtUBpY :shock: ...

Record Cyprus TV.

Is anyone able to record a tv programme on RIK 1 tomorrow night at 2200 onto disk or other media? I can supply a disk & am told this is when the programme is being broadcast. Please help as this is a programme abo ...





Largest Aircraft Carrier Due To Set Sail

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier is due to set sail for the first time later
from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife.
HMS Queen Elizabeth - one ...

Paralimni II - Split Topic

[Split Topic - Bus Trip]
WHY WHY WHY ?????!!!!!!!!!!! ...

Finsbury Park: Several people hurt after vehicle hits pedest

Finsbury Park: Several people hurt after vehicle hits pedestrians
A man is fighting for life and several other people were injured when a
white van was driven into worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque.
...

Light Relief

Hi all,
If you haven't seen this before it's just a bit of light relief on a Sunday:
Cheers
Steve ...

EU citizens to stay in UK after BREXIT

Theresa May has put the offer that EU citizens can stay in UK, after BREXIT, with all the benefits they enjoy now, on condition that UK expats receive the same assurance from EU member states, healthcare etc. Perhaps I'm ...

Reality Check

Worth a watch BBC1's Question Time on Thursday last. Panellist Gina Miller, the businesswoman who took the Government to court over Brexit gave some commonsense comments, getting the message across that the public needed t ...

Recognition at last...

First war memorial to Afro-Caribbean soldiers unveiled in London
Britain's first memorial to the African and Caribbean soldiers of the First and Second World Wars
has been unveiled in London.
An estimate ...

Artists for Grenfell: Charity single is released

Artists for Grenfell: Charity single with Stormzy and Liam Payne is released
A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has hit
the number one spot on iTunes two hours after it was r ...

Cypriot on America's Got Talent



To lighten the mood a little - here's a video of a Cypriot chap on AGT:

What a talent!
Cheers
Steve ...

Queen's Speech

I wonder if the Governments new pledges for the next Parliament, will include as an aspiration.
" Britain as a great Nation will strive for Survival after the Brexit talks".
Yes, we were a successful Tradi ...

EU/UK defintions

Quote:
Brexit explained
Brexit phrasebook: a guide to the talks' key terms
Don’t know your EFTA from your EEA? Help is at hand with our comprehensive jargon buster
...

Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque Larnaca

Goes without saying, given the recent acts of terrorism, that a visible heightened security presence should be in place both for the coaches travelling out to the site and also at the mosque, for the forthcoming visit of the ...

Theresa slated in the press for not chatting to victims

Theresa made the same mistake as Christofias in not chatting to the victims of the tower block fire. Jeremy had no such problem and came across positively. She has called for a public enquiry which I at first applaude ...

Well that's bye bye to Tim...

Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40281300 Cheers Steve ...


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