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In a recent survey questioning 2,000 people from each of the different key towns and cities in UK, Bristol came out at No.1 as being the happiest place to live, with most respondents giving 7.5 out of 10 on the happiness “Richter scale” (“i” newspaper).

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Besides being a prolific author, John Wyndham was an obsessive gadgeteer, one of his inventions being a heated bird bath which kept the water tepid even during the winter months.

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@GeminiJen many thanks I enjoyed that rendition !

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If you have difficulty with the written version, I recommend the listening version at the end


There are now 40 species of slugs in the British Isles compared to only 9 a decade ago, many making their way over here via shipping containers and imported products, choosing to stay as they find the climate agreeable. Amongst their number is the leopard slug which devours other slugs.

The Royal Horticultural Society has incepted a national UK Slugwatch campaign to identify and report in the number and species of slugs in your garden.


Last Edited by GreyWolf at 24 Jan 20:07

British bus mileage has fallen to a level unknown since 30 years ago, travelling 150 million miles fewer each year. Data for 2018-19 shows buses travelling a total of 1.18 billion miles, compared to 1.33 billion miles in 2008-9. The bus pass scheme is also underfunded by £700 million per year.

@coolonespa yes I heard about this, sounds very Science Fiction/Faction (Wyndhamesque even ?!) . I’ll probably catch up with it after everybody else when it comes out on DVD.

@GreyWolf wrote:

The acronym COBRA isn’t as dramatic as it sounds. It stands for Cabinet Office Briefing Room “A”.

Just watched quite a good 6 part dramatisation based on COBRA Starring Robert Carlyle


Essex UK

Hamlet branded cigars are blended with tobaccos from Brazil, Ecuador, Connecticut and Java.

Half of the world’s population exist on less than $5.50 a day or equivalent.

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