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01/02/17
« on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:20:53 »
Kalo mina!

Seems traffic lights will be appearing at new locations around Argostoli. Can't picture exactly where but gather these are intended to be permanent rather than for the duration of the re-design of the main square.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:28:07 »
Heard a 53 y-o British national was killed in a car accident on the Alikes-Zakynthos Town road yesterday. Passenger injured. No other vehicle directly involved.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:34:39 »
Seems both 'halves' of the Myrtos bridge are in place but, allegedly, there's a problem with the bolts that hold it together. Still due for completion by 31/03/17.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:39:12 »
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Greece to establish its own Hellenic Space Agency – National Center for Space Applications (NCSA)
http://en.protothema.gr/greece-to-establish-its-own-hellenic-space-agency-national-center-for-space-applications-ncsa/

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:45:46 »
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Sudden death warning over faulty heart gene

Each week in the UK, around 12 seemingly healthy people aged 35 or under are victims of sudden cardiac death with no explanation, largely due to undiagnosed heart conditions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38809532

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:47:54 »
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Illegal puppy imports 'more than treble' in three years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38825539

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:02:15 »
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Rail fare rip-off set to end as ticket pricing system gets overhaul
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/end-rip-off-rail-fares-ticket-pricing-system-gets-overhaul/

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Football fan receives 56 separate tickets when he books split fare between Newcastle and Oxford
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/football-fan-receives-56-separate-tickets-books-split-ticketbetween/

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:09:12 »
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More Americans support Donald Trump's immigration ban than oppose it, poll shows
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/americans-support-donald-trumps-immigration-ban-oppose-poll/

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More Britons are in favour of a Donald Trump state visit to the UK than are against it, poll shows

YouGov poll found that 50 per cent of British adults thought that Trump's immigration ban was a bad idea, compared to 29 per cent who said it was be a good idea.

The poll also asked repondents whether they would be happy for a similar ban on refugees and immigrants entering the UK. 49 per cent of British adults said they would be disappointed were Theresa May to adopt a similar policy, while 27 per cent said they would be pleased.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/britons-favour-donald-trump-state-visit-uk-against-poll-shows/

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:17:51 »
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Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet
Hospitals advised to use Bing instead
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/01/google_mistakes_entire_nhs_for_a_botnet/

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:39:09 »
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'Malignant narcisissm': Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists
More and more mental health experts are sharing their diagnoses to warn the public
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/donald-trump-mental-illness-narcisissm-us-president-psychologists-inauguration-crowd-size-paranoia-a7552661.html

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:43:04 »
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NHS failing to recover unpaid bills from overseas patients due to 'chaotic' system, say MPs
MPs say the NHS is failing to identify patients who should be charged while Government also failing to get money back from European countries with reciprocal agreement
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nhs-failing-recover-unpaid-bills-overseas-patients-mps-report-a7556156.html

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 14:49:48 »
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Facebook scammers are copying users' names, profile pictures and statuses to steal their money
Fraudsters are creating convincing fake profiles, adding users' friends and asking them for private information
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-scammers-copy-profile-steal-identity-money-photos-fraud-personal-details-online-a7556881.html

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 13:38:42 »
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Greece to establish its own Hellenic Space Agency – National Center for Space Applications (NCSA)
http://en.protothema.gr/greece-to-establish-its-own-hellenic-space-agency-national-center-for-space-applications-ncsa/

I've got a couple of rockets left over from Guy Fawkes.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 13:46:16 »
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Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/01/tale-of-second-city-food-and-shops-help-birminghams-renaissance

Is it 1st April and nobody has told me?  Seriously though, Brum's a bosting place.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 13:48:13 »
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More Americans support Donald Trump's immigration ban than oppose it, poll shows
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/americans-support-donald-trumps-immigration-ban-oppose-poll/

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More Britons are in favour of a Donald Trump state visit to the UK than are against it, poll shows

YouGov poll found that 50 per cent of British adults thought that Trump's immigration ban was a bad idea, compared to 29 per cent who said it was be a good idea.

The poll also asked repondents whether they would be happy for a similar ban on refugees and immigrants entering the UK. 49 per cent of British adults said they would be disappointed were Theresa May to adopt a similar policy, while 27 per cent said they would be pleased.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/britons-favour-donald-trump-state-visit-uk-against-poll-shows/

The Telegraph polls supporting Trump.  What a surprise!

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 13:50:33 »
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'Malignant narcisissm': Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists
More and more mental health experts are sharing their diagnoses to warn the public
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/donald-trump-mental-illness-narcisissm-us-president-psychologists-inauguration-crowd-size-paranoia-a7552661.html

And the Independent tells us Trump is as mad as a hatter.  How surprising! Mind you, he is mad.  There isno doubt about that.

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 14:10:15 »
I think people are preparing for a world shortage of humble pie when he does he good job. Can they stop him before he does?

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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #18 on: Sunday, 05 February, 2017 @ 12:00:18 »
I think people are preparing for a world shortage of humble pie when he does he good job. Can they stop him before he does?

True British irony.

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Re: 01/02/17
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Re: 01/02/17
« Reply #20 on: Sunday, 05 February, 2017 @ 18:13:43 »
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Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/01/tale-of-second-city-food-and-shops-help-birminghams-renaissance

Is it 1st April and nobody has told me?  Seriously though, Brum's a bosting place.

Er... bosting??!  :blink:

A well-known Black Country word mening "great", Tony...