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Boris resigns as FS - update: Jeremy Hunt appointed

First David Davis, now Boris Johnson: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44770847 Update: Jeremy Hunt appointed as new Foreign Secretary ...



I was an optimist!

After the BBC filling the TV schedules with football and tennis for 3 weeks, I was naive enough to think their programmes would return to normal. No way! BBC2 this evening, an hour of a flower show and two hours of golf :( ...

Next week: longest lunar eclipse this century

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/18/blood-moon-longest-lunar-eclipse-century-coming-next-week/795779002/ . ...

QE2

Graceful hostess to 12 visiting US Presidents. From Eisenhower to Trump. The good, the bad and the ugly. With the single exception of the bad/ugly LBJ, for some reason.
...

East Midlands Airport passengers furious as flights depart w

East Midlands Airport passengers furious as flights depart without their luggage
Hundreds of people began their summer holiday without their luggage after the
baggage system broke down at East Midlands Airport. ...

What the new photo of the Thai cave boys tells us

What the new photo of the Thai cave boys tells us about their ordeal
The boys gather around a portrait of Saman Kunan, who died in the rescue attempt. Their expressions show a deep recognition of the overwhelming sp ...

Donald trump

Morning There is a very good article in the marvellous daily mail today It’s about what trump would tell Theresa it’s by Donald trump As imagined by Leo mckinstry it’s worth a read but I don’t know how to put It on here ...

Russia says U.S. indictment over 2016 election hacking is gr

Russia says U.S. indictment over 2016 election hacking is groundless
Russia’s foreign ministry said there was no evidence the 12 people indicted by
the United States were linked to military intelligence or hac ...





Care home boss who stole millions from residents jailed (UK)

Quote:Care home boss who stole millions from residents jailed
The owner of a care home who tried to defraud residents out of £4.1million by isolating them from their families and persuading them to make him a beneficia ...

What May's white paper actually amounts to.

The European Court will reign supreme. It will be the final arbiter in disputes over swathes of UK law and social practice.
The Government has tried to disguise this by obfuscation. The “common rulebook” for goods and ...

Best World Beaches

You made #13 this year. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Beaches-a_Mode.expanded ...

Talc cancer

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn in talc cancer cases https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44816805 . ...

A successful hard Brexit!

Well done England! ...

'None so Blind.........'

Why are some people, in the face of overwhelming evidence, so reluctant to accept that they were wrong :?: :?: Just asking! (I was wrong, once, and readily admitted it! 8) ) ...

R a f 100 years old

Watched the celebrations for the Royal Air Force wich was well done That bird who was giving the orders she had a loud voice But there was a tremendous racket outside our house so we ran to the garden And all them chinook ...



Two collapse near Russian spy poisoning site

A man and woman feared to have been exposed to an unknown substance are in a critical condition, prompting police to declare a major incident.
The pair, in their 40s, were found unconscious in what was thought to be in ...

May's way is causing ructions in the UK...................

Good , for once , to see no comments about Brexit. The UK is is getting seriously fractious over Theresa's Cabinet summit about what the UK wants from Brexit. Brexitters are screaming it's a sell out. Remainers are spl ...

Trump is coming

According to the news tonight trump comes to Britain on Thursday I hope the fools who are going to demonstrate are British not foreigners If they are mostly foreign and don’t like the way this country is run Then go back ...

The US cavalry has arrived - too late

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that the US government is "working very closely" with the government in Thailand to rescue the boys and their coach. ...

Plastic bag charges from Sunday

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/06/28/charge-for-plastic-bags-takes-effect-on-sunday/ . ...

UK news - David Davis resigns from cabinet

UK news - David Davis resigns from cabinet, as does his deputy at the Department for Exiting the EU. Rats/ship come to mind. Davis' resignation is going to have minimal effect, but more worrying for May is Steve Baker' ...

P&O IONA ATRIUM VIDEO

P&O have just re;eased this video of Iona`s atrium, can`t wait for the cruises on her to become available :D :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7VzevRovzE ...



People at their best

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44755452 Paul. ...

BBC proggies!

What a wonderful evening's entertainment tonight from the BBC. (Remember the 2 h difference!) :evil: :evil: :evil:
...

Is Trump's family using Federal funding?

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/main-players/donald-trump-s-son-linked-to-10-000-us-state-dept-payments-to-turnberry-resort-1-4762096 Donald Trump has been accused of overseeing a culture of “kleptocracy” at his fl ...

Where eagles dare

Now 50 years old! :shock:
I loved it at the time. This is a "behind the scenes" article with a lot of insights.
4 bottles of vodka a day????????? :shock:
Apologies as it's behind a paywall. So have to ...

Halloumi, sheftalia and Keo beer:(Timeout London)

Halloumi, sheftalia and Keo beer: it’s the best of Cypriot London
It’s hard to remember a time when halloumi wasn’t part of the British diet, but Cypriots have brought more to London than brined cheese. Following Cyp ...

British man killed near Paphos

"British man killed in suspected hit-and-run attack in Cyprus"
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/25/british-man-killed-suspected-hit-and-run-attack-cyprus/
. ...

Count Ribbentrop's son

2diffs wrote:I presume you are referring to Adolf Richard Barthold Von Ribbentrop. Married to Annelies Henkells, the daughter of the Wiesbadener sparkling wine manufacturer Otto Henkell?
Why, was there another son of ...



The Somme

devil wrote:Was there anything to smile at:
a) when the youth of the country was being killed, maimed and gassed?
b) when confronted with a guy hiding behind a great big mahogany box, covered with an enormous bl ...

villa manager / cleaner required

Please has anyone got any recomendations for someone to manage a villa in Ayia Napa as the current lady we have is moving back to the Uk . Please only people you have actually used and know to be efficient and trustworthy ...

Daily. Mail

And also littlejohn writesa very good article in today’s marvellous mail Pete ...

Being racist

There is a very good article in today’s marvellous daily mail It’s by Dominic sandbrook called being racist trying to ban the film Zulu Pete ...

Hillsborough cop to face trial

Manslaughter by gross negligence: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-44656778 . ...

Next leader of UK Conservative Party?

Just been looking at the odds for the next leader.
1. Michael Gove 4 /1
1. Jacob Rees-Mogg 4/1 (BTW, congratulations on the new Irish passport, Jacob
3. Sajid David 5/1
4. Boris Johnson 8/1
5 ...

A familiar sight here......

........but not in the UK. A big fire near Saddleworth Moor. :shock: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-manchester-44645677/helicopters-help-fight-fire-near-saddleworth-moor . ...





U.S. top court backs Trump on travel ban targeting Muslim...

U.S. top court backs Trump on travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations (Updated)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed Donald Trump one of the
biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel b ...

Did you know about a claw hammer is ?

Everyone knows what a claw hammer is, but did you know just how many different types of claw hammers there are? This is just a small sample of the claw ...
...

Turkey’s elections today

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44590956 . ...

Vladimir Putin is not a dictator.

Although he's not a dictator, the ex-KGB colonel has now been in charge for 20 years. He has managed to change the constitution a couple of times to wangle this. Several people who oppose him have disappeared, some into p ...

Kim Jung-Un is an evil dictator

Sorry, I can't think of anything else to say.
Although it does appear that some of his people like him. ...

The longest day

Theoretically, we had 14.55 h between sunrise and sunset. In practice, I measured 4.59 h of sunshine, although no sun is recorded here between 18:30 and sunset (shaded by a hill). Still poor weather! ...

Are the UK authorities over-reaching their powers?

Traditionally, Britain is ruled by the Three Estates. Historically, these were the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, ie the Church (notably Bishops), the House of Lords and House of Commons. However, the modern mean ...

Killer drones

Currently, this is fiction. My understanding though is that the technology to build these things is in development and that they’re likely to be around in the not too distant future. I should warn that it’s a chilling pre ...

Will Trump succeed with N. Korea?

Trump is renowned for his petulant behaviour. The question is whether he can master his feelings in Singapore. ...

Footage shows 'one-in-a-million' blue tit

Brilliant, thanks for posting Steve. ...

SNP walk out of parliament, en masse

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Meghan Markle

Interesting to see the new Duchess of Sussex on her first official Royal Engagement, accompanying The Queen on a visit to Chester. But why on earth doesn't someone in the Royal Household tell Meghan to do something with her ...

Erdogan completely outraged because of journalism student’s

Erdogan completely outraged because of journalism student’s question over press freedom

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued with a student of journalism
who asked him about the freedom of pres ...

Stealing food - what would you do?

Hi folks,
Bit of a sad article in the news today - whilst I don't condone stealing surely
this could have been handled differently???
Here's another article with more info:
Personally I think it would ...


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