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04/02/20
« on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 02:11:42 »
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Greece to open up wreck of Titanic’s sister ship to divers

Divers will be able to visit the sister ship of the Titanic under plans to ease restrictions on some of Europe’s most coveted underwater wrecks.

The Britannic, which was requisitioned and converted from a liner into a British hospital ship in the First World War and sank after hitting a mine in the Aegean, will be opened to recreational divers under proposals from the new Greek government.

Under the legislation, to be voted on next month, divers will be permitted to visit ships, submarines or planes that sank in Greek waters between 1860 and 1970, relaxing tight restrictions designed to protect ancient wrecks from being looted for antiquities.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/greece-to-open-up-wreck-of-titanics-sister-ship-to-divers-spskl20gq

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 02:13:48 »
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BBC licence fee to rise by £3 from April

The cost of the annual television licence fee will increase by £3, from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020.

The new fee works out at £3.02 per week, or £13.13 per month, and pays for BBC services including nine national TV channels, 10 national radio stations plus local radio and websites, as well as the BBC Sounds app and BBC iPlayer.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51363612

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 02:18:01 »
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High-flying banker thought to be earning £1m suspended for stealing food from Canary Wharf canteen

A top City banker reportedly on £1m a year has been suspended for allegedly stealing food from the office canteen.  Paras Shah, one of Citigroup's most senior traders in Europe, has left his post over the alleged theft from the Wall Street bank's Canary Wharf office, the Financial Times reported.

Sources said the office canteen is "not exactly expensive". Mr Shah is understood to have stolen food on multiple occasions.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/02/03/high-flying-banker-suspended-stealing-food-canteen/

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 02:22:37 »
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Stefania to sing 'SUPERG!RL' for Greece at Eurovision 2020

Greek broadcaster ERT has picked Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis (17) with the song 'SUPERG!RL' as their entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Stefania will perform during the first half of the second Semi-Final on 14 May.
https://eurovision.tv/story/stefania-to-sing-for-greece-eurovision-2020

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 07:13:32 »
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New petrol and diesel vehicles sales ban in UK from 2035

The last date to buy a new petrol, diesel or hybrid car in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, under government plans.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51366123

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Re: 04/02/20
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 @ 07:20:31 »
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UK at bottom of countries ranked by deadliest cancer survival rates – research

The UK is at the bottom of a list of countries ranked by survival rates of some of the deadliest cancers, a study has found.

The UK came 25th, 26th and 27th out of 29 countries for its five-year survival rates of pancreatic, stomach and lung cancer respectively, UK research shows.

Research carried out by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows the UK had a five-year survival rate half that of the highest performing country.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-04/uk-at-bottom-of-countries-ranked-by-deadliest-cancer-survival-rates-research/

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Re: 04/02/20
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 08 February, 2020 @ 11:02:16 »
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Stefania to sing 'SUPERG!RL' for Greece at Eurovision 2020

Greek broadcaster ERT has picked Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis (17) with the song 'SUPERG!RL' as their entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Stefania will perform during the first half of the second Semi-Final on 14 May.
https://eurovision.tv/story/stefania-to-sing-for-greece-eurovision-2020


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Re: 04/02/20
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 08 February, 2020 @ 12:54:27 »
Er, thanks for that, HiFi. So we've got a girl (of Greek origin?) from the Netherlands singing a euro-pop song in English. Wonderful  :iroll: