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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 20/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 20 February, 2020 @ 22:35:20 »
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Dozens of Cats Poisoned in Central Greece

More than twenty stray cats were found dead in the town of Trikala, central Greece on Sunday morning, apparently poisoned by a local person, an animal welfare group announced in a Facebook post.

A video posted on a Facebook page called “Stray Dogs of Trikala” shows at least ten dead cats, but voluteers say that at least 20 had actually been killed.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/02/20/dozens-of-cats-poisoned-in-central-greece/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by expat on Thursday, 20 February, 2020 @ 12:29:28 »
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 20/02/20
« Last Post by Alan on Thursday, 20 February, 2020 @ 09:24:56 »
If you look through one of the plastic windows and can't see a Turner, call a constable
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Grapevine / News Briefs / 20/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 20 February, 2020 @ 08:18:54 »
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New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation

You'll soon no longer find Adam Smith in your wallet or purse. The economist has been replaced as the face of the £20 note by artist JMW Turner.

The Bank of England said the new polymer £20 - which enters circulation on Thursday - is its most secure ever banknote.

It includes two see-through windows and a two colour foil to help beat forgers.

The Bank reckons half of all ATMs across the UK to be dispensing the new notes in just two weeks' time.

The new £20 is the third plastic banknote to be issued in the UK after the fiver featuring Winston Churchill - launched in 2016 - and the tenner featuring Jane Austen, which was first issued in 2017.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51559349
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UK & World News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 20 February, 2020 @ 08:16:35 »
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Storm Dennis: UK set for month's worth of rain in 24 hours amid floods

Deluged communities in parts of the UK are facing more heavy rain as they struggle to cope in the wake of Storm Dennis.

A month's worth of rain in 24 hours is also forecast to hit north Wales and north-west England, falling on ground that is already saturated.

Nearly 120 flood warnings remain in place across the country.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51567635
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 22:06:17 »
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One in 10 new homes in England built on land with high flood risk
Number of properties built in high-risk areas has more than doubled in recent years
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/19/one-in-ten-new-homes-in-england-built-on-land-with-high-flood-risk
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by Bryan-in-Kilkis on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 15:24:54 »
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Papastratos Unveils Plan for One Million Fewer Smokers in Greece by End-2021

Papastratos, a member of Philip Morris International, has set an ambitious goal of leading one million smokers to abandon smoking in Greece by the end of 2021.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/286723/papastratos-unveils-plan-for-one-million-fewer-smokers-in-greece-by-end-2021/

Might be interesting to know what alternative products they're thinking of flogging to folk.

They could always follow Britain's apparent post-Brekshit predilection for chlorine-washed chicken and sell chlorine-washed cigarettes?  Imagine smoking a fag which stinks of bleach!!  ;)
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 09:24:17 »
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How the UK's fast fashion habits are polluting a country halfway around the world
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-18/how-the-uk-s-fast-fashion-habits-are-polluting-a-country-halfway-around-the-world/


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Calls for tougher regulation of second hand clothes
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-18/calls-for-tougher-regulation-of-second-hand-cloths/


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Recycling, upcycling and buying new: How to balance fast fashion with ethics
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-18/recycling-upcycling-and-buying-new-how-to-balance-fast-fashion-with-ethics/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 09:17:25 »
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Boris Johnson agrees divorce settlement with Marina Wheeler
Wheeler and Johnson, who have four children, separated in 2018 after marrying in 1993

Johnson is believed to be the first prime minister to be divorced in office in modern times.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/18/boris-johnson-agrees-divorce-settlement-with-marina-wheeler
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 19/02/20
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 @ 09:15:44 »
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Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/19/researchers-find-a-western-style-diet-can-impair-brain-function

 :hmm:
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