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29/04/20
« on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 03:49:27 »
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Brits will be banned from holiday destinations across Europe because of fears over our coronavirus response

COUNTRIES in Europe and beyond are looking to open their borders to tourists once again as cases of coronavirus fall - but the UK isn't expected to find themselves on the list just yet due to its slow response.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/11491804/brits-banned-europe-destinations-coronavirus/

OK, the article's in The Sun so maybe take it with a pinch of salt, although there could be some truth - and some sense - to it.

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 10:18:51 »
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Irrfan Khan: Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi actor dies

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53.

Khan died in a hospital in the western city of Mumbai, his agency said.

In 2018, the actor posted on Twitter to say that he was diagnosed with an endocrine tumour, a rare illness affecting cells that release hormones into the bloodstream.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-52468343

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 10:24:37 »
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Cruise passengers to face 'rigorous' medical checks after coronavirus lockdown

Passengers travelling with P&O Cruises will face "rigorous" medical checks before they are allowed to board when ships begin to sail again, the firm has announced.

P&O confirmed last week that its services are suspended until at least the end of July.

All cruise ships operated by major companies have stopped commercial trips.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-29/cruise-passengers-to-face-rigorous-medical-checks-before-being-allow-to-travel/

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 13:27:14 »
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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

They are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52469079

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 13:50:15 »
But not the first time a ******** has lived there

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 15:16:17 »
 :schtum: I didn't say a word!

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 15:17:36 »
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Greece wants to open up for tourism, but could it be too soon?

The country's two biggest pools of visitors — British and German nationals — are mixed in their willingness to travel. Britons are canceling holidays en masse, heeding the advice of their government, while Germans, according to a survey by booking portal HolidayCheck, are sticking to travel plans for the summer and the rest of the year, by as much as 40%.

More than half of Greece's overall tourism revenues and 80% of business profits are generated between July and August.
https://www.dw.com/en/greece-wants-to-open-up-for-tourism-but-could-it-be-too-soon/a-53268309

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 18:19:03 »
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Jill Gascoine: Pioneering British actress dies at 83

British actress Jill Gascoine, known for her roles in such TV dramas as The Gentle Touch and The Onedin Line, has died at the age of 83.

In the 1980s she played Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in ITV's The Gentle Touch, the first British police drama with a woman in the main role.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52471574

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 18:24:24 »
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Thomas the Greek Baby Deer Gets New Deer Friend, Mata

A second newborn roe deer calf was found in a bush near a farm at the Kompoti area, Arta, on Wednesday and taken to the Arcturos wildlife shelter in Florina.

Its rescuers named it 'Mata' and it will keep company to 'Thomas', another newborn baby deer that was brought to Arcturos sanctuary on Monday.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_greece/arthro/thomas_the_greek_baby_deer_gets_new_deer_friend_mata-270167/

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 18:27:08 »
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Homesick Falcon Makes 7,000 Km Journey to Greece Every Year

The Hellenic Ornithological Society announced the return for the third consecutive year of a female falcon from the African island nation of Madagascar to Greece’s remote Antikythira Island.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/04/28/homesick-falcon-makes-7000-km-journey-to-greece-every-year/

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 18:34:24 »
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Coronavirus: Police hunt for person taking daily walk dressed as ‘terrifying’ plague doctor

Police are trying to find a person who dressed as a 17th-century plague doctor on their walks during the coronavirus outbreak.

Residents in a Norwich suburb have spotted someone strolling around in a long black cloak, hat and pointed beak-like mask over the past few weeks.

In 17th century Europe, doctors who treated plague victims wore the a black gown and beaked mask, which people thought could purify poisonous air.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-plague-doctor-hellesdon-norfolk-police-a9489781.html

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 18:44:20 »
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Royal Mail temporarily suspends Saturday letter service due to ‘severe’ absence levels among staff

Saturday letter deliveries will be temporarily axed due to the ongoing pandemic, Royal Mail has announced.

Beginning 2 May, Royal Mail will only deliver letters to people’s homes between Monday and Friday.

However, Royal Mail says that most parcels – including Special Delivery and Track, as well as non-account services – would continue to operate six days per week as normal.

Saturday collections from businesses, Post Offices and post boxes will also continue as normal, according to a statement on Royal Mail’s website.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-mail-saturday-letter-service-suspended-staff-levels-a9488611.html

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 21:19:30 »
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Greece to Ensure Protection for Primary Residence of Very Vulnerable Households

The Greek government will ensure that very vulnerable households will not lose their primary residence, Fotis Kourmousis, special secretary of Public Debt Management said on Wednesday.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece_economy/arthro/greece_to_ensure_protection_for_primary_residence_of_very_vulnerable_households-270170/

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Re: 29/04/20
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 @ 23:07:11 »