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  • Has anyone else heard of "Women's Christmas"??

    01/08/2015 10:22:44 AM PST · by millegan · 30 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2015 | ChurchPOP
    From an article titled "8 Quirky Ways Epiphany Is Celebrated Around the World": 1) “Women’s Christmas” Also known as “Little Christmas,” in Ireland Epiphany is a day that women take off from work to rest and celebrate for themselves after all the work of the Christmas holidays. Women gather together in pubs without men for special meals and wine (in commemoration of the Wedding at Cana miracle, of course!). Women also receive gifts from their children and grandchildren. (How do we bring this tradition to more places??)
  • Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

    11/30/2013 12:18:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 November 2013
    A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Police have not confirmed whether anyone has died but 32 people have been taken to local hospitals. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub. A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and...
  • Suicide bomber in central Stockholm

    12/11/2010 1:50:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Stockholm News ^ | December 10, 2010
    First exploded a car at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. Then came another explosion some distance away and one man died. According to news agency TT, the man had blown himself to death. There was a bag on the ground filled with nails, according to newspaper Expressen. Alarm calls poured in to the Emergency Services from concerned residents about the explosions in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. But the initial info from the police was extremely unclear. First there was talk of two cars that exploded, later it proved to be just one... At Bryggargatan a man...
  • Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks ,,,

    02/12/2012 12:43:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11th February 2012 | Damien Gayle
    Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks customers Drinkers were forced to flee for their lives when a drug-fuelled maniac burst into their pub and lunged at them with a chainsaw just minutes after he was thrown out for smoking. Dean Dinnen, 24, charged into The Endyke pub in Hull, armed with the petrol-driven chainsaw to exact revenge on a fellow customer who forced him to put out his cigarette. As he marched up to the door of the pub with the chainsaw running he turned and jabbed it towards passer-by...
  • In The Buttercup Field We Wanted Time To Stand Still

    05/27/2011 10:35:00 AM PDT · by sussex · 2 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 27/05/11 | the Aged P
    We did a circular 5 mile walk from The Parrot Inn, Forest Green. On the return leg we walked out of a wood and came to the Buttercup Field.
  • Seven People Trapped Inside British Pub for Nine Days

    12/07/2010 12:20:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, December 07, 2010
    In what sounds like a beer drinker’s dream, seven people were trapped inside a British pub for nine days by a ferocious snowstorm and 16-foot snow drifts. Five staff members and two local residents were barricaded in the Lion Inn in Blakey Ridge, Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire from Nov. 26, but under the most optimal of conditions: plenty of food and drink and since the pub is also a bed and breakfast, there were even beds to sleep in. A snowplow finally made its way over the North York moors to the pub Saturday, allowing those inside to leave, the BBC...
  • Curry house owner foils burglary... and then HE'S thrown in cell when yobs complain

    03/12/2010 11:27:16 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 991+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:09 PM on 12th March 2010 | Tom Kelly
    A restaurant owner yesterday branded the justice system a 'joke' after he was locked up for seizing two teenage yobs who broke into his beer cellar. Sal Miah spent five hours in a police cell after he chased down the hoodies and held them in the bar while his staff dialled 999. The married father-of-five assumed police would commend him for catching the young criminals.
  • Vanity: Any Advice on Opening a Small Pub? (Tips or Warnings??)

    03/02/2010 4:33:18 PM PST · by Yaelle · 138 replies · 1,845+ views
    inquiring minds | today | self
    In this economy, even Rush Limbaugh said to turn your luck around by creating your own destiny, doing what you'd love to do. What if you would love to buy a pub, and such an opportunity is before you? Have any of you done this? What were some of the pitfalls? What are the big decisions that factor into whether or not to take the plunge? The opportunity that presents itself in this instance is of small capacity, maybe 50 persons, light and airy, with a kitchen for pub food as well. Location could be listed as "Could NOT be...
  • VANITY: I need help coming up with a beer slogan

    10/04/2009 8:42:14 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 135 replies · 3,797+ views
    Self ^ | 10/4/09 | Self
    Utilizing the words BEER and/or BREW, or a combination thereof. This is for a contest taking place in my local college pub, of which I'm an alumni. Muchas Gracias!
  • Hapless Arsonist Sets British Pub on Fire — Then Himself — Then the Getaway Car

    01/24/2009 4:49:40 PM PST · by RDTF · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 24, 2009
    "He's never really explained why -- what the motive was. So it's still a mystery for us."
  • Builder Found Vikings Washed Up At Pub

    09/09/2007 3:20:35 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,834+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 9-10-2007 | Jack Malvern
    September 10, 2007 Builder found Vikings washed up at pubJack Malvern Archaeologists believe they have found the only intact Viking boat in Britain beneath the patio of a Merseyside pub. The 10th-century vessel was discovered in the 1930s by builders excavating the basement of the Railway Inn on the Wirral peninsula, but they covered it up because they feared an archaeological dig would disrupt their work. The boat would have been forgotten had one of the builders not reported his discovery to his son, who passed the information on to academics at Nottingham University. Stephen Harding, of the university’s archaeology...
  • Fake firefighter convinced staff to send engine to flooded pub[UK]

    08/02/2007 10:03:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Times Online ^ | 02 Aug 2007 | Simon de Bruxelles
    A bogus firefighter left a town without emergency cover when he diverted its only available fire appliance to pump out a flooded pub. Peter Jennings claimed to be a senior fire officer from Liverpool, who had driven 200 miles (320 km) from his home to help out during the recent floods in Gloucestershire. In fact, Jennings was a serial hoaxer with a history of turning up at incidents dressed as a firefighter. Magistrates in Stroud, Gloucestershire, were told yesterday that Jennings, 49, had ordered the fire appliance from Cheltenham to pump out The Canterbury pub in Tewkesbury, leaving the town...
  • Public Education Needs to Become Truly Public

    11/15/2006 4:18:39 PM PST · by truth49 · 15 replies · 419+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 11-15-06 | Marsha Michaelis
    If asked to describe “public education,” most people today would tell you about their local public schools. But public education is much bigger than public schools. Public education is a mission: a well-educated public. Public schools are just one way, among many, to achieve that mission. In the past few months, I’ve met with families in our state whose children are thriving in diverse K-12 learning environments: Anna and Emily Lund attend school online through the Washington Virtual Academy. David, Jeff, Kate, John and Anna Drohman attend private schools in Olympia, along with their friends Josh and ShaeLee Haglund. Harrison...
  • Beers, tears and cheers at Beaconsfield

    05/09/2006 5:05:51 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 149+ views
    ninemsn.com.au ^ | 9 May 2006
    Rescued miner Todd Russell has enjoyed a drink at his favourite pub in Beaconsfield, hours after he was freed from the collapsed mineshaft. Mr Russell entered the Club Hotel about 6.30pm (AEST), to loud cheers and cries of "Toddy" from patrons. He laughed and hugged his friends after entering the hotel. Mr Russell joined Channel Nine chief executive Eddie McGuire for a quiet chat and a drink after entering the premises. The miner who was trapped for 14 nights limped into the bar wearing a pink T-shirt. The Tasmanian mine shaft hero did a high-five with locals as they gathered...
  • Diplomatic incident as Japan's envoy is thrown out of capital pub

    12/30/2005 8:03:53 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 17 replies · 782+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 30 Dec 2005 | RAYMOND HAINEY
    Story in full THE Japanese consul general caused chaos in a busy Scottish pub by claiming he had diplomatic immunity as bar staff tried to throw out him and his family. Shuhei Takahashi was ordered out of the Three Tuns in Edinburgh when his 17-year-old son and a friend dozed off at their table. Bar staff claim Mr Takahashi went "crazy", and when police were called he declared he could not be arrested. Mr Takahashi told The Scotsman last night the staff had wrongly accused his son and his friend of being drunk and that nobody - whether a diplomat...
  • Nursing home keeps spirits up with own pub

    11/14/2005 5:51:42 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 663+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/14/05 | Reuters
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - A nursing home in Ireland has hit on a cheering way to keep up the spirits of its elderly patients -- by providing its own pub. St Mary's Hospital in County Monaghan, near the Irish border with Northern Ireland, believes ready access to a good pint may help its patients -- average age 85 -- actually live longer. "We would say the whole social aspect of life does extend the years -- it means the patients aren't bored to death," Rose Mooney, assistant director of nursing told Reuters. The pub, which opens at 11 a.m. and closes...
  • Cheers! Drinking boosts brainpower!

    08/04/2005 10:01:34 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 76 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Times of India ^ | THURSDAY, AUGUST 04, 2005 10:22:47 PM | The Times of India
    It is guaranteed to raise a cheer among those who enjoy a tipple: moderate drinkers are better hinkers than teetotallers or those who overindulge, says a report in the Guardian. Research by the Australian National University in Canberra suggests drinking in moderation boost your brainpower. But none at all, or too much, can make you a dullard. A study of 7,000 people in their early 20s, 40s and 60s found that those who drank within safe limits had better verbal skills, memory and speed of thinking than those at the extremes of the drinking spectrum. The safe consumption level was...
  • British drinkers save their local 15th century pub

    02/16/2005 12:04:45 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 15 replies · 594+ views
    AFP ^ | 2-16-05
    British drinkers save their local 15th century pub 1 hour, 34 minutes ago Offbeat - AFP LONDON (AFP) - Regulars at a 15th century British pub said they had bought their drinking hole to save it from being converted into houses. A group of 21 customers raised 425,000 pounds (617,000 euros, 800,000 dollars) to buy the Swan Inn pub in Cheshire, northwest England, after landlord Ian Edmondson announced he planned to turn it into residential property. "We were upset when we heard he wanted to close the pub because it is a viable business and we didn't want to lose...
  • Upperclass Oxford Hooligans Trash Pub

    12/03/2004 9:17:19 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 480+ views
    AP ^ | 11-3-04
    Upperclass Oxford Hooligans Trash Pub Fri Dec 3,11:24 AM ET Strange News - AP LONDON - The owner of the 15th-century White Hart pub in sleepy Fyfield, near Oxford in southern England, was not amused this week when 14 well-dressed young men showed up, ate salmon and steak, and started to brawl. "It was very peculiar. They were not rude or violent to my staff," said Ian Rogers, who called police when fighting broke out Wednesday evening. As it turns out, for decades, members of Oxford University's Bullingdon Club have had a tradition — they dress up in smart suits...
  • Pub Owner First to Be Fined Over Smoking Ban (Ireland)

    07/21/2004 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 508+ views
    reuters ^ | 7-21-04
    Pub Owner First to Be Fined Over Smoking Ban Wed Jul 21, 7:25 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish publican became the first bar owner in the country Tuesday to be successfully prosecuted for breaking the government's pioneering smoking ban, court officials said. Padraig Folan, owner of the Ti Hanrai pub in the village of Lettermore in the far west of Ireland, was fined 1,200 euros ($1,500) and ordered to pay 500 euros in costs for failing to enforce the ban. Ireland introduced the law in March, becoming the first country...
  • The Eileen Wellstone Chapter you will never see in Clinton's book -- ghostwritten by DFU

    06/01/2004 6:35:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 533+ views
    dfu | 6-1-04 | dfu
    She was cute in her own way. I caught a glimpse of her across the pub, and we finally made eye contact. I knew how the night would end, but I didn't know whether it would be voluntary on her part. Her name was Eileen, and she was nineteen years old. She looked innocent. She was perfect for defiling. After a few beers and conversation about how I was going to change the world, she agreed that I could walk her home. Southern charm gets 'em every damn time. While she made a restroom stop just before we were ready...
  • Pub Offers Regulars a Pint and a Plot

    01/31/2004 7:28:21 AM PST · by schaketo · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 30, 2004 | Reuters Staff Writer
    LONDON (Reuters) - A game of darts or a packet of peanuts are what most British pubs sell customers to go with their beer, but one landlord is offering them something rather more lasting -- a final resting place. Regulars at the Church Inn need not leave their favorite drinking spot even when their time on Earth is up, because landlord Julian Taylor has turned a field next door into a cemetery. "The idea came about when my dad was ill," said Taylor, who bought the country pub near the northern city of Manchester 11 years ago. "We are in...
  • Pub cheats told not to get caught short

    12/04/2003 5:50:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 229+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Thu 4 Dec 2003 | ALAN MCEWEN
    A MASSIVE Christmas crackdown on pubs which sell drinkers short has been launched by trading standards officers.Undercover officers will visit bars across the Capital to identify venues selling illegal measures to customers.And for the first time, they will target venues with a known history of selling short measures and also visit pubs outwith the city centre.A recent survey found that nearly a third of the pubs in Edinburgh are dispensing measures which are either short or too large.Six city bars have been reported to the procurator fiscal and face prosecution and fines of up to £5000, while a further eight...
  • New York to Open First U.S. Public School for Gays

    07/28/2003 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 40 replies · 309+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A school in New York's Greenwich Village will reopen in September as America's first publicly run high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, officials said on Monday. Although The Harvey Milk School has been operating with two classrooms for 20 years, $3.2 million is being spent by the City to expand it to take 100 students. Named after a gay San Francisco politician assassinated in 1978, the school will be funded jointly by the city education department and a gay rights youth advocacy group. "Everybody feels that it's a good idea because some of...
  • TRANSSEXUALS SUE - 5 transsexuals sue pub boss after one used the ladies'loos.

    07/24/2003 10:16:42 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 853+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/24/03 | Staff Writer
    Five transsexuals are suing a pub boss who threw them out after one of the group used the ladies' loos. Landlord John Gawthorp says he asked the group to leave after other customers threatened to beat them up. Mr Gawthorp, who is fighting the case at Northampton County Court, has branded the action "ludicrous". Women customers at the Red Lion pub in Thornby, Northamptonshire, got angry when Jayne Smith - who has not yet had sex-change surgery - popped into the ladies' WC. The women warned the landlord they would use physical violence if they caught any of the sex-swap...
  • Man bulldozes British pub after refused a drink (Gimme a beer to hold!)

    03/16/2003 5:37:50 PM PST · by mhking · 37 replies · 239+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 3.14.03
    Man bulldozes British pub after refused a drink LONDON (AP) — The owner of a historic village pub pleaded guilty today to demolishing part of the building with a bulldozer, reportedly after staff refused to serve him a drink after hours. Robert Tyrrell, 46, appeared at Oxford Crown Court accused of driving the bulldozer into the side of the 16th century North Star Inn in Steventon, 55 miles northwest of London, on New Year's Day. He admitted one charge of causing criminal damage with reckless disregard for whether the lives of pub manager Peter Allday and others were endangered. Tyrrell...