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An air stewardess was arrested after she was found to be eight times the aviation alcohol limit while working onboard a transatlantic flight

American Airlines flight attendant Stacy Rosehill was removed from a Manchester to Chicago service on October 28 after officers smelt alcohol on her breath while she carried out a safety demonstration ahead [...]

Flying today

‘victoRIOus’

is the name of the British Airways aircraft that is flying Team GB and ParalympicsGB home from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The name, which was one of a short-list of four selected by the athletes and British Airways staff, was chosen by hundreds of fans on Twitter in a recent poll.

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CoiffeurGate: The high cost of Hollande’s haircut

Blog by Rozina Sini

from the BBC 13th July 2016

He’s typically perfectly groomed and neatly turned out for every occasion but Francois Hollande’s hairstyle doesn’t come cheap.

France has been mulling over the revelation that the hairdresser responsible for maintaining the head of state’s quite ordinary looking head is paid almost 10,000 euros a [...]

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

It’s remarkable that there is so much evidence of prehistoric man in France. There are over 100 caves open to visitors. It’s to do with the ice age, the climate, the wildlife and the generosity of the mountainous regions providing shelter for early man. Here they congregated to keep warm and safe from inclement weather [...]

Toques et Clochers

Toques et Clochers is a two day festival and charity auction whose proceeds go to the renovation of the 42 villages church steeples of the four-terroirs Limoux appellation area of the Aude.

Each year, a different village is selected to host the festival and raise funds for next years beneficiary, also to celebrate the recent [...]

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SIGG HOT & COLD

These stylishly designed thermo bottles with the classic look and feel of SIGG’s renowned drinking bottles, will keep a beverage hot at 60c for up to 6hours or refreshingly cold. .Designed for performance, the sleek, contemporary Hot & Cold range aredouble-walled vacuum insulated flasks manufactured from high-quality, food safe 18/8 stainless [...]

Saw this and thought it’s absolutely wonderful, Swan Lake at full tilt . . .

We all saw the cyclists on TV, but how many if us missed this little chap who’s been with us all the while ?

Not such an Urban Myth after all . . .

Many breweries will no doubt be celebrating the anniversary of D-Day with a special brew, either bottles of on-tap . . . but let’s turn the clock back 70 years . . .

The Second World War could not put a stop to one of Kent’s finest breweries, and Westerham’s ales were popular with young [...]

Bart learns how to feed a goose whilst Homer eats his escargots. The Simpsons at home, en France !