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Andrew marr

Morning I was watching the Andrew Marr show this’ morning And I was eating my breakfast when a man came on he was a Tory But I’ve never seen him before but he spoke a lot of sence about illegall Immigrants I never got h ...



Fireman's Bay

We went down to Fireman's Bay today and were very surprised by the work that has been done. The car park is bigger and more accessible for the beach, there is also a lovely snack bar there too. We had lunch and were impresse ...

6 years ago today

:lol: :lol: :lol: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRSbr0EYYU ...

A pretty bleak obituary

Michael Martin. The first Commons Speaker to be forced from office in over 400 years: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/04/29/michael-martin-former-speaker-house-obituary/ ...

Processionary caterpillars in the UK

Not I believe the same species as here but similar characteristics:
"Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London"
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43930702 ...

Terminal illness and end of life care: Alfie Evans &othe

There are millions of families around the world with members diagnosed as terminally ill and with no currently approved medical treatment available. There are pharmaceutical companies and other entities seeking to develop n ...

How to feel old


Ahh those were the days where you could wear a dickie bow and not raise an eyebrow :wink:
Cheers
Steve ...

ABBA reunite! Well, sort of

"ABBA return after 35 years with two new songs"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/27/abba-return-35-years-two-new-songs/ ...





Not allowed to take GCSE

Last night on Newsnight, it transpired that an asylum-seeker, already waiting 4 years since she arrived with family at 14 years of age, was refused to allow her to take her GCSE exams. Why? Another arbitrary Home Office deci ...

18-25 APRIL - anything happening?

Hi folks. My husband and I are nipping over for a week and wondered if there is anything on in the Kapparis area, and if everywhere is now open for business? Will it be beach weather? Coming from N Ireland we deserve some ...

Good News!

Donald to visit the UK on 13th July: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43913414 Apparently, he’s specially asked to see Pete. :wink: It’s a Friday BTW. (Get it?) :lol: ...

BGT 2018

Hi folks, For those that don't mind a little Britain's Got Talent it returned this past weekend with some pretty decent acts. Anyone see the magician?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jege0p0dQ Also liked the B ...

Cyprus/UK new double taxation agreement

AFAIUI to be ratified in Jan 2019 (?)
Articles 14–19 – Personal Remuneration (final para) will probably be of particular interest to those receiving a UK Government service pension.
http://www.mondaq.com/cyprus ...

How An Obscure British Blogger Became Russia's Key Witness A

How An Obscure British Blogger Became Russia's Key Witness Against The
White Helmets
Vanessa Beeley is a British blogger who believes the attack on French
satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was staged, al ...

Syrian gas attack

" Donald Trump appears to backtrack on Syria strikes as Kremlin says US-Russia military hotline 'active' "
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/04/12/russian-counter-attack-could-target-western-ships-planes-syri ...



Pomelo

Ever since I met with pomelos in Viet Nam and Malaysia last century, I've loved them. We have a tree here and, today, picked one weighing 1740 g. 45 minutes of preparation later, I had prepared it (I'm not as good as my daug ...

My annual visit to the Daily Express

Happy Birthday Dear. https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/948457/The-queen-birthday-queen-elizabeth-turns-92-today ...

BBC - Stephen Lawrence Murder

Don't know if anyone else has been watching this over recent nights? Well done to the BBC for this documentary which was imo well put together, pretty in-depth and enlightening in some aspects. Spread over three epis ...

Don't insult the Germans!

The German language has seven words for "you" - and you had better use the right one in Germany or you might insult somebody - or even lose your job.
Also, contrary to belief, Hitler HATED the word "Nazi". Nobody was ...

Jeremy Corbyn and military action

It's just a parliamentary sketch but I thought it had lots of valid, albeit comical, points. I particularly agree with the last sentence. It's also a bit anti-Trump for what some would, insensitively, refer to as the "snowfl ...

UK weather

Pretty good today it seems. Hottest April day since 1949. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823074 You still there Steve? 8) ...

Each Brexit scenario will leave Britain worse off

Quote:Each Brexit scenario will leave Britain worse off, study finds
Each of the government’s four Brexit scenarios, including a bespoke deal, would leave Britain poorer and cost the taxpayer hundreds of millions of po ...



Obama - you might not believe it?? [Video]

Spotted this today and given recent discussions I thought it worth a watch: https://youtu.be/cQ54GDm1eL0 (some bad language) Cheers Steve ...

Russian Poisoning

Hi all,
Q. If evidence is found to link Russia with the poisoning what steps should the
UK take??
Cheers
Steve ...

The World’s Most Admired people for 2018 revealed

The World’s Most Admired people for 2018 revealed
Angelina Jolie, Bill Gates, the Obamas and Oprah are among the famous faces
on YouGov’s annual list
Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates are on top of the world ...

Drunk woman thrown off easyJet flight gets a round of applau

Drunk woman thrown off easyJet flight gets a round of applause
The unnamed woman, who says she is 23, was on a flight from Manchester to
Cyprus until it diverted in Greece over the disturbance.... []
##< ...

Anger as 'Windrush generation' face deportation threat

Anger as 'Windrush generation' face deportation threat
Thousands of people who arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of
Commonwealth immigration face being threatened with deportation.
They hav ...

The latest news

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Former British Prime Minister spotted in Cyprus!

Former British Prime Minister spotted in Cyprus!
Tony Blair together with wife Cherie Blair were spotted in Limassol at a Greek
restaurant enjoying their holiday in Cyprus... []
Cheers
Steve ...



Article in 'The Economist' regarding Queen Elizabeth

Quote: Is the caliph a queen?
Muslims consider Queen Elizabeth’s ties to the Prophet Muhammad
Reaction to the queen’s purported Muslim extraction has been varied in the Arab world
“QUEEN ELIZABETH must ...

RAF bombers on standby in Cyprus

RAF bombers on standby in Cyprus
Tornado bombers at RAF Akrotiri are on standby and ready to strike against
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if such an order is given out, just days after a
US missile d ...

Man 78 arrested for murder in UK

I'd give the guy a medal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43639183 Paul. ...

Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes
The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated
Greece’s national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned...[]
...

The challenges of Lefkara [Video]

The challenges of Lefkara [Video]
Lefkara, a Larnaca village, known for lace and other handicrafts, is struggling
not only with reduced visitor numbers but also with an ageing and reduced
population.

Young boy with an idiot


Even his family know. ...

Easter traditions in Cyprus

Easter traditions in Cyprus
Easter is the greatest holiday in the Orthodox Church. It is fixed according to
the moon – that is to say, it is always celebrated on the first Sunday following
the full moon ...





Is Jacob Rees-Mogg a cartoon character?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-43642564
...

Pollock's last flight

50 years ago today. Scarily - I remember the event!
" Pollock’s jet suddenly peeled off and went off on its own. In that split second, the Flight Lieutenant decided it was time to make a statement."
https://ww ...

Tory wipe out?

An article on what could come about in next month's local elections in London.
"According to analysis conducted by Lord Hayward and Tony Travers, a ­respected academic, the Conservatives are expected to lose almost 1 ...

Items allowed through the border

Morning all. I have a friend who lives in the North and they want to have my car port. It's a steel leg frame with roof made from insulated corrigated metal. Not sure if that's the proper word for it but it's a normal roof y ...

UFO in Greece? Bizarre flying object freaks out plane passen

UFO in Greece? Bizarre flying object freaks out plane passengers! (VIDEO)
A passenger on a plane flying over the Aegean Sea captured footage of a
bizarre Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) flying alongside the a ...

Erdogan calls Netanyahu “terrorist” as insults fly after Gaz

Erdogan calls Netanyahu “terrorist” as insults fly after Gaza deaths
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin
Netanyahu a “terrorist” on Sunday, escalating an exchange of insult ...

Chinese space station - where will it come down?

Quote: CHINA'S DOOMED SPACE STATION: China's Tiangong-1 space station is about to return to Earth--as a massive fireball. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the 8-ton spacecraft will re-enter the atmosphere somet ...

Well.........

.........happy 100th birthday to the RAF. The first Airforce in the world. The scary thing to me is that when I joined I only just missed the 50th birthday. :shock: ...

Racism

In today’s marvellous mail on Sunday there is a very good article It’s by dan hodges called Corbyns labour isn’t as bad as the BNP It’s worse Keep smiling Pete ...

Plane “runs over man’s foot” at Gatwick Airport!

Plane “runs over man’s foot” at Gatwick Airport!
A baggage handler has been seriously injured after a plane reportedly ran over
his foot at Gatwick Airport. The man became trapped.. []
Cheers
Steve ...

today over the years

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/big-businesses-best-april-fools-jokes/ss-AAvfVlO?ocid=spartanntp#image=1 ...

What’s worse than ISIS?

Hudswell wrote: cansweet wrote:MI5 are up to something. Russians had many many opportunities to murder/kill this man and didn't, why would they do what they're accused of now, and FAIL? Not for one second do I believe this ...

UK Cypriot claims his first floor extension was a caravan...

UK Cypriot claims his first floor extension was a caravan has been told
he will have to take it down by the Council
UK Cypriot resident who claimed a first floor extension he was building out of
wood wa ...

Beach from Cyprus 3rd most popular and photographed beach in

Beach from Cyprus 3rd most popular and photographed beach in the world
on Instagram!
Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa has been ranked third among social network
Instagram’s most popular and most-photographed be ...


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