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The end of rat poison?

Interesting [long] article in today's Guardian .
Briefly an American company has developed a sweet-tasting liquid (as rats need to drink 10% of their body weight every day, and love sugar) which sterilises male rats w ...



Britain's Hardest Workers


Britain's Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy - Episode 1
20 volunteers test their skills against some of the jobs in Britain's
low-wage sector. In this episode, they do our dirty work - cleani ...

The sun

Morning lads There was a marvellous page three in yesterday's sun Keep smiling and be lucky Pete ...

Beach Party.

Last night we went to a beach party at Secret Paradise of Alaminos Beach.
Thankyou Lorna and Andreas for putting on a fabulous night of 70s,80s,90s music and videos.
If that wasn't enough they supplied and cooke ...

Sinkholes

In the news again today: http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37394682 The science sounds a bit dodgy to me but some of the pics/videos are quite impressive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR1mvJU_ASU ...

Luckiest kitten in the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/16/tiny-kitten-narrowly-avoids-being-hit-on-major-road-in-russia/?playlist=structure%3Anews%2Fworld-news and his mate - Rover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny0S1awWgHs ...

Indoor heated swimming pool - Larnaca

Hi there, does anyone know of any indoor heated swimming pools in the Larnaca area for use in the winter months ....? Or maybe any big hotels in the area that have heated indoor pools for use on a daily/weekly or monthly bas ...

A study of AKEL members?

Quote:Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of E ...





WE NEED REALL WEST HAM FANS.

Woody, have a look at this. A trip down memory lane, and a place in cinema history. http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/extras_wanted_for_upton_park_film_shoot_1_4664554 ...

Starshot Project

Just watching Sky At Night on BBC 4; they report on the 'Starshot Project' which plans on building a miniature (wafer-sized) space craft with 'light sails' propelled by a ground-based laser. Theory appears to be sound (ju ...

Last night of the Proms

LynSab wrote:Oh get over yourself, it's all over UK newspapers, so as you enjoy it so much I thought I'd warn you.....as I have far better things to do than wave flags anywhere, it's not me that wrote the article....it's wh ...

Russia's anti-corruption boss arrested - $120 million cash

Quote: Russia's anti-corruption boss arrested with $120 million in cash
The Kremlin on Monday insisted it was serious about tackling endemic graft in Russia after a top anti-corruption official was busted with over $1 ...

Kapparis, Paralimni from above

Hi folks, Spotted this earlier and thought it worth sharing - sometimes it can be easy to forget the beauty of a place - and personally feel lucky to have a little piece of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEqj0SV ...

Perseids

What a swizz. Got up at daft o'clock to see the meteor showers - I saw 5 in an hour, about what you'd see any night of the year!! Disappointed. ...

To boldly go .....................

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/08/futuristic-us-navy-destroyer-uss-zumwalt-boldly-sets-sail-skippe/ ...



My kind of job!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-37319409 :eyes: ...

Star Trek - and feeling old.

"To paraphrase one of the most memorable lines in television history: Captain’s Log — Stardate Sept. 8, 2016.
The date marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the original “Star Trek” television series on a Thur ...

the wall, england.

well they are going to build a 13ft wall, before you get to calais. dont they sell ladders in france . ...

Putin does have balls.....................

https://www.facebook.com/anonews.co/videos/1312809712063918/ But why didn't he mention the Ukraine? ...

COME ON YOU IRONS.

https://flic.kr/p/52rLkY ...

Hey woody.

Have a look at this. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/03/march-for-europe/ I did have a chuckle at the image of Eddie giving chase in high heels. ...

Troodos future development

I shuddered when I read this.... http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/09/05/major-changes-afoot-akamas-troodos/ ...



Journo approaches Jupiter

Oops! :oops: Typo, that should of course have read "Juno". After a 5 year "looping" journey, this very sophisticated spacecraft is set to carry out a 35 minute burn, pushing it into an orbit around Jupiter in 3 days. ...

BBC Iplayer

The UK have amended the law since the 1st of September so that you now need a licence to watch Iplayer. We have a licence but cant view it outside UK. How do we get round this? ...

TV licence required for BBC iPlayer

From 1st September a TV license will be required to watch BBC iPlayer, but not other UK TV on demand services, www.radiotimes.com/news Don'know how they are going to police it. ...

Russian charter flights to Turkey

Turkey has lifted the ban on charter flights to Turkey. I wonder if the CTO have any idea as yet how much that will cost the island in lost tourism revenue plus the knock-on effect on potential Russian property buyers? ...

Fridge doors need new seals - help pls?

Our fridge-freezer is about 15 years old but still works well and we love it. The problem is the door seals need renewing and as I have no technical sense at all, I have no idea what to do about it. If anyone can do the repl ...

the spectre of banking collapse haunting Europe

Quote:Italian banks are on the brink of collapse and EU rules make bail-outs seem politically impossible. Will they fall – and who will they take down with them?
https://off-guardian.org/2016/08/28/after-greece-and-cyp ...

Porridge. New series

What do you think of the new Porridge series. For those who remember the first series , this time Fletcher's grandson is inside for computer hacking. I thought it was excellent. Same characters, new actors. Same looks . ...



Bird Trapping

Map in this article shows worst offenders..... http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/599738/Map-Bird-killings-Europe-North-Africa-Robins Cyprus doesn't come out well... ...

'Reckless Ryders shut down Birmingham'

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-brazen-bikers-deliberately-shut-11806144 And I thought Cyprus was bad. :shock: ...

TTIP - good news?

Quote: TTIP has failed – but no one is admitting it, says German Vice Chancellor
Germany’s Vice Chancellor said in 14 rounds of talks neither side had agreed on a single common chapter out of the 27 being deliberated ...

May to scrap Human Rights Act and introduce Bill of Rights..

http://www.thecanary.co/2016/08/25/this-is-the-bombshell-dropped-by-theresa-mays-government-while-the-media-whined-on-about-traingate/ or is it just more bull. After all it was from facebook? ...

Mo Farah

Hands up chaps! who wishes they were Mo Farah? Yet another fantastic win last night, all GB should be proud. KIZI ...

Nigel Farage & Trump

Either very frightening or very funny, neither have a touch of reality about them. Both rich kids who never grew up. ...

French Burkini ban

I completely agree with the French decision to ban the wearing of the burkini on its beaches. But having seen some of the "sights" recently on and around Dhekelia Road beaches there were many sunworshippers who would h ...





Earthquakes in Italy

Awful to see the destruction and loss of life in Italy again - at least 37 dead according to latest reports and the images coming out point to that number rising :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37171953 C ...

Scottie

Does anyone know how scottie is. Have not heard anything from her for a while. Hope everything is ok. ...

Let us hope our new leader can live up to this lady's ethos.

https://youtu.be/yoIZdEBf9Wk Note her views on consensus politics. Thatcher had a zero tolerance policy toward terrorism and was always sure to define the threat and destroy it. “She was, probably, the last major West ...

UK interest rate cut to 0.25%

That is the opposite of Osborne claimed rate rises if there was Brexit. ...

The mother of all water pistols....


Over the years have seen plenty of the above and similar and was
just browsing when I spotted the following article - bit long but
an interesting story behind it...
Cheers
Steve ...

Nearly 1m birds were killed on British military base in Cy.

Quote: Nearly 1m birds were killed on British military base in Cyprus, says RSPB
Poachers took 15,000 birds every day for two months last autumn on Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area as conservationists warn killing is at u ...

Wild Pig Hunting?

Quote:Ecologists and people using the nature trails around the communities at the fringes of the Paphos forest and especially around Skarfou Bridge have reported that they have been attacked by pigs.
The reports have h ...

German demonstration in favour of Erdogan

The CM reports that this demonstration consisted of Turks living in Germany. This is very inaccurate. In fact many of these Turkish demonstrators were "invited" (and we can guess by whom) from many different European countri ...

Erdogan's latest move

Turkey President Erdogan is now threatening to send 3million migrants into Europe because he claims EU has not fulfilled their part of the bargain and not paid him the agreed amount for taking Syrian migrants back into Turke ...

Bernie Ecclestone's mom-in-law

I read today that his mother-in-law has been kidnapped and the crooks want 4 million pounds for her release. This is peanuts for Bernie, who he has over 2 billion pounds anyway. I can just see a scenario where Bernie gives ...

Donald Trump

Who's looking forward to seeing HM The Queen welcoming Donald Trump to London at the beginning of his state visit as US President? Wonder which of the state coaches will be used? KIZI ...

Solicitors

Morning all I would just like to say on Monday my daughters youngest Qualifies as a solicitor her eldest already is one So be careful what you say to me in future as I will have The power of the law behind me free of cha ...

Jean-Claude Juncker

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has questioned Turkey's long-standing aspiration to join the EU, following the latest arrests, of 42 journalists. He has also said that if the death penalty is reintroduced it ...

Today's story from Germany

A crime of passion it seems but committed by a Syrian refugee. I suspect the clock is ticking for Frau Merkel, nevertheless. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/24/syrian-refugee-kills-woman-with-machete-in-southern-g ...


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