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|Halloumi Festival a major success in Australia |
| Halloumi Festival a major success in Australia |
When Stelios Angelodemou, president of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne
and Victoria, first conceived the idea of a Halloumi Festival in Melbourne, he
|Drone footage shows snow on Devil's Dyke |
| Drone footage shows snow on Devil's Dyke |
Getting a bit colder now - so for anyone missing it:
Parts of the South East have had snow overnight.
These drone shots taken over Devil's Dyke in East Sussex are ...
|UK Plc prepares for messy Brexit as clock ticks down |
| UK Plc prepares for messy Brexit as clock ticks down |
British companies selling everything from washing machines to flights, food and
mortgages plan to spend tens of millions of pounds in case the political
|Giant waves wipe away balconies in Tenerife (video) |
| Giant waves wipe away balconies in Tenerife (video) |
Enormous waves have been battering buildings on the north coast of Tenerife,
the largest of the Canary Islands, Sky News reports.
According to Sky, 39 p ...
|Three hurt in nuclear plant accident |
This report makes me furious!
Similar accidents occur in non-nuclear power stations at least once or twice per year, but they are never reported in ...
|Bang to Rights |
A truly dispicable act of state sponsored terror and murder. The perpetrators will never be brought to justice and the ... |
|TV 'Operation Live' |
| Watched this fascinating programme last night - as the title says it's the live broadcast of a (surgical) operation.
Last night was the replacement of a heart's calcified valve - extraordinary dexterity. I wonder what it ... |
|Children In Need |
| One of the things to be proud of as a Brit is the way we can pull together
and raise money for charities. Whether on a national scale or more locally
in communities there are a raft of people making a difference for a wide ... |
|Jason Rees-Mogg |
| Just watching him being interviewed outside House of Commons following the news he's written a letter of No Confidence in the Prime Minister.
Hands up anyone who thinks he won't be next Conservative Leader/Prime Minister??
|Winner of the 2018 smuggler of the year award. |
. ... |
|John Lewis Xmas Ad 2018. |
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|EU/UK 'withdrawal text agreed' |
| The BBC is reporting that the EU and UK have agreed a withdrawal text.
Nothing disclosed regarding Ireland, trade, etc.
PM to see ministers individually tonight to canvass their views prior to full cabinet meeting tomo ... |
|Remembrance Service |
| I've just watched the service at the Cenotaph, as always very moving in many ways and something which I hope will continue for many years to come, as a mark of respect to all the servicemen and women killed and injured in v ... |
|Major new Brexit poll shows voters swinging towards Remain |
| Quote:Major new Brexit poll shows voters swinging towards Remain|
Most UK voters would vote Remain if the EU referendum were held again, according to a major new poll from Channel 4 and Survation.
Some 54 per cent ...
|The US Midterms |
| Well that's the US midterms over with - it has been an interesting run in
to the elections to say the least :shock:
Trump in his usual manner declares it a 'Tremendous Success' and goes
on the attack again. (would lov ... |
|Iceland's Christmas advert |
Paul. ... |
|EU executive to recommend exempting Britons from visas after |
| EU executive to recommend exempting Britons from visas after Brexit – Reuters |
The European Union’s executive is due to propose on Tuesday that Britons be
allowed to visit the bloc without visas after Brexit, d ...
|'National Action' gaoled. |
| Ironic that the news of the sentences to the members came on November 12th - the day after the world remembered the dead of a war against those pushing the same ideology.
Also strange that the warrior for greater openness ... |
|UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation |
| UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation |
The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and
UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland.
It began at 06:47 local time on Frida ...
|The opera set in Yorkshire |
| I'm not a great opera fan: there are only one or two classical operas I enjoy watching.
However I was fascinated, last year, by the interviews and back stage coverage prior to the UK premier of Marnie. Set in the Yorkshi ... |
|Kristallnacht 80th anniversary |
| Tonight is the 80th anniversary of kristallnacht - the night the 'Storm Detachment' (precursors of the Nazi Party's storm troopers) attacked Jewish citizens, hospitals, schools, offices, places of worship and homes with 30,0 ... |
|UK transport minister Jo Johnson resigns |
| https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46155403 ... |
|Post Brexit: pet travel (no deal) |
| https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit?utm_source=e77aece0-a48d-4f9e-b25b-4470d9e274ac&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate ... |
|A little light relief. |
| As a lot of folks on here are of the 'ahem' older generation, we must have a lot of stories that would be good to share. Here's my contribution.
I watched The Man In The White Suit recently. I knew that some street scenes ... |
|Konstantinos Ioannou |
| Who has ever heard of him? Well, he is an accountant with a lot of experience in the tourist industry. Since he has no medical qualifications and no experience in medical matters, what ministerial post should he be appointed ... |
|'They walk amongst us' |
| Almost unbelievable, but the leader of the European Conservatives and Reformation Group (Syed Kamall, MEP) said in the EU parliament today:|
Quote:"I would remind you, when you talk about right-wing extremists, we have ...
|Pigeon spikes |
Some of my pigeon spikes were blown off the roof recently. Can anyone tell me what the best thing to use to secure them is please?
Don’t fancy getting one on my head. 😎
Thanks in advance,
Anne ... |
|Great service! |
| I’ve been summoned to the DHL office to collect a few times. An abrogation of their contract and responsibilities. Recently though I built a new PC (Amazon) and was pleasantly surprised when UPS called to arrange several doo ... |
|Cyprus says close to Brexit agreement with Britain |
| Quote:Cyprus says close to Brexit agreement with Britain on status of bases' residents|
Cyprus and Britain are very close to a Brexit agreement on the status of the British bases on the eastern Mediterranean island afte ...
|Brexit campaign full of fake news, study found |
| Brexit campaign full of fake news, study found |
A King’s College London’s Policy institute, Ipsos Mori and UK in a Changing
Europe survey found that the public is significantly misinformed about issues
|Pittsburgh: Anger at Pence rally 'Jesus prayer' |
You couldn't make it up. ...
|Today's UK Budget |
| An article about:|
"Finally, a bit of normality in Westminster. Today it’s that much older political b-word – yes, the Budget.
I’d like to say that the other b-word doesn’t come into it, but of course it does. Th ...
|Freddie Mercury |
| There seem to have been a lot of articles this week about him. Is it an anniversary or something? :? |
This today in the DT (paywalled. so the whole thing):
"Partying with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson's ll ...
| 26 October 1989:|
Maheshkumar Islania, 34-years-old, married with 1 child and member of the RAF, holding the rank of Corporal.
Nivruti Mahesh Islania, 6-month-old baby.
CPL Islania was of Indian origin. He ...
|4.2 earthquake hits off Rhodes coast |
| 4.2 earthquake hits off Rhodes coast |
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was reported on Monday
morning off the east coast of the island of Rhodes, according to the
European-Mediterranean E ...
|Patcon. Is this you? |
| :D |
|UK Weather |
| Looking grim....................already. :shock:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/27/snow-hits-scotland-northern-england-wintry-conditions-plunging/ ... |
|UK: Parliamentary Privilege Abused? |
| Hi folks,
You may have seen that Lord Hain has used Parliamentary Privilege to name
the businessman at the centre of the latest injunction controversy.
The injunction was put in place by three senior Court of Appeal j ... |
|Deal with EU is 98% there says May |
| Interesting headlines yesterday not to mention the antics in the House of Commons later when Mrs May made her statement …"98% there..."
I was watching and listening with baited breath, were we at last going to find out what ... |
|Ryanair criticised for failing to remove racist passenger fr |
| O’Leary never misses a trick.
“Ryanair to charge extra to not sit next to a racist”
https://newsthump.com/2018/10/22/ryanair-to-charge-extra-to-not-sit-next-to-a-racist/ ... |
|Jamal Khashoggi's famous relatives |
| A couple of interesting facts I've just read. Was it l known that Mr Khashoggi was the nephew of Saudi arms dealers Adnan Khashoggi - who, I think at one time, took refuge in Northern Cyprus before surrendering to British ... |
|President Erdogan/Jamal Khashoggi |
| Any thoughts/comments on President Erdogan's address to the Turkish Parliament regarding Turkish the investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul? It would seem that he is now leading th ... |
|World War II Spy Radios |
| I know there's a few here who have an interest in radio, so here's a collection reported ITV news: ... |
|Who wants to be a billionaire? |
| https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45928214 ... |
|Rome Escalator Horror |
| Very terrifying for everyone there.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/23/hurt-in-rome-metro-escalator-incident ... |
|The 'new' Daily Mail |
| Quote: |
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Saboteurs endangering our nation
The arch-Brexiteers fondly imagine that one of their poster boys, Boris Johnson or David Davis, might win. But what then? With just ...
|Best Beaches 2018 |
| # 13:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Beaches-a_Mode.expanded ... |
|In praise of criminals |
| A leader of a major state today praised a thug who attacked an individual who was legally going about his work, causing superficial injuries and damage to his property.|
The thug was sentenced to 40 hours community serv ...
|Oh come on!!!! |
| People are overreacting. It's getting dull in here. Those offended by long posts please feel free to turn back now. |
My apologies for plagiarizing the learned Professor's article (pay wall)
Ten reasons that pr ...
|Quote of the day |
| Spotted a good one recently:|
" Short sellers make $645million from Elon Musk tweets attacking short sellers." :D