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Friday, January 30, 2009

Things of Britain

January 2009 news headlines with a British slant:
  1. Tony Hart, an iconic figure for millions of British children who watched his BBC art shows for nearly 50 years, has died aged 83.
  2. More British passengers died on the Titanic because they queued politely for lifeboats, researchers believe.
  3. Britain tested nuclear bombs on Christmas Island in the South Pacific in the 1950s.
  4. A new fingerprinting technique by a British inventor is helping to crack decades of unsolved cases.
  5. Medieval bartering is alive and well Britain.
  6. English businesses do not have to accept Scottish banknotes.
  7. In 1909's London, ordinary civilians carried firearms.
  8. Competitive yoga might become an event in the London 2012 Olympics.
  9. The Open University has an appreciation club for British movie Withnail and I.
  10. Studies suggest British people are getting fatter.

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