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  1. IbrahimAbi

    Children given gun licences

    For the life of me I cannot see why kids under 18 are given gun licences. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19469941.dozens-children-lancashire-given-gun-licences/
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    UK actor dies in Turkey

    Scottish actor Mike Mitchell, who starred in Gladiator and Braveheart, has died at the Turkish holiday resort of Fethiye, local media reported on July 25. He was 65. https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gladiator-braveheart-actor-dies-in-turkey-resort-166581
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    Istanbul

    More populated than 75 countries. Despite covid 19 fall. https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbuls-population-more-than-75-countries-despite-slight-decline-166238
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    News Tour boat sinks Fethiye

    In Fethiye. One dead two injured. Boat sank 50m from beach. The reason it sank is still unclear https://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/fethiyede-gunubirlik-tur-yapan-tekne-batti-1-olu-2-yarali-1849506
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    Absolute madness

    So, Caster Semenya is banned, as a natural born woman, from competing in women's athletic events, as her testosterone levels were high, yet a natural born man is allowed to compete AS A WOMAN in weightlifting at the olympics this year. the world has gone mad. There are no testosterone checks on...
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    Service and guarantees

    A new thread where members who live in Turkey can discuss guarantees and repairs to appliances bought in Turkey. Last year while the missus was in the UK I got out our 17 year old Beko vacuum cleaner. It was on it's last legs and the Beko repair centre told me it could not be fixed. I made an...
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    Naughty IKEA

    I bet they do this all over the world. Ikea has been ordered by a French court to pay a €1m (£861,000) fine for spying on its staff, after the world’s biggest furniture retailer was found guilty of improperly gathering and storing data on its employees...
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    Taking the knee.

    So, a tory MP is not going to watch the Euro matches this year. That will really hurt Southgate and the team. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/england-euro-2020-knee-blm-b1860289.html Personally I find the whole knee thing embarrassing, and time to get a beer or put the kettle on...
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    Bizarre stories

    Bride dies on wedding day, so groom marries her younger sister. https://www.indy100.com/news/bride-dies-sister-marries-groom-b1858867
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    Meddling with our planet

    What gives these mega-rich-megalomaniacs the right to meddle with our planet? Maybe they should build a small one in their back garden first. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/03/bill-gates-warren-buffett-new-nuclear-reactor-wyoming-natrium
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    Royal racism

    It appears that the queen (of UK) is exempt from laws on racial equality https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/02/buckingham-palace-banned-ethnic-minorities-from-office-roles-papers-reveal
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    Handbags

    At dawn................... https://www.duvarenglish.com/russia-warns-turkey-over-encouraging-ukraine-on-crimea-news-57589
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    Outrageous action

    Belarusian authorities appear to have forced a Ryanair jet to perform an emergency landing in Minsk in order to arrest an opposition blogger wanted for organising last summer’s protests against leader Alexander Lukashenko...
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    Diplomatic immunity

    Who does this woman think she is? I am sure that diplomatic immunity was not designed for this kind of offence. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/17/belgium-ambassadors-wife-invokes-immunity-over-seoul-assault-claims
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    Who would you pay...

    To listen to? This thread follows a post on Boris's flat refurbishment. I cannot believe that someone would pay to listen to him speak after dinner. This lead me to wonder who our TLF members would pay to hear speak, and why. I would start with Ellen MacArthur, who is inspirational, I would like...
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    May jokes 21

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    people's careers

    I have often wondered if people subconsciously choose a career related to their surname. I was tickled to see this today. Any more examples chaps? https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19219787.rawtenstall-fish-chip-shop-crowned-one-best-takeaways-country/
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    How can this be?

    How can we excuse this delay, this degree of inaction? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/01/met-officer-accused-of-continues-to-serve-while-facing-misconduct-case
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    World Cup boycott?

    Congratulations to Norway for leading the way, with discussions over a possible boycott of the Qatar world cup, over human rights issues. Personally I cannot see what is to be discussed when players are so openly 'taking the knee' How many of these players would boycott the WC if their country...
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    R.I.P Frank Worthington

    Very sad to hear of the death of Frank Worthington. A real entertainer https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news/frank-worthington-dead-age-tribute-b1821111.html
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