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Experience: I found a 95-year-old message in a bottle

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I grew up on Black River, Michigan, and started learning how to captain boats when I was three years old. I’d go out on my dad’s fishing boat, had a toy Playmobil boat and trawler, and every year for my birthday I’d g...

Scotland’s bottle and can return scheme in ‘shambolic’ mess

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Scottish ministers have been accused of making a “shambolic” mess of their bottle and can recycling programme after admitting they no longer had a launch date for it. Scotland was expected to be the first part of the ...

£295,000 bottle of wine stolen from Spanish restaurant’s cellar

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Two thieves stole 45 bottles of wine, including an extremely rare 215-year-old bottle valued at €350,000 (£295,000), from a collection at an upmarket hotel and restaurant complex in south-west Spain, the owner has sai...

We’re told not to bottle up bad experiences – but a stiff upper lip can be for the best

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Sometimes people I speak to on my radio programme say something that will stay with me for a long time. Marguerite Turner, 98, said two such things to me last week. She was talking about her work in the second world w...

Doctors in England ration blood tests due to sample bottle shortage

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Hospitals and GPs in England are being forced to ration blood tests as the NHS struggles to cope with a severe shortage of the plastic sample bottles that are filled and then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Some GP...

$5,800 whisky bottle given to Pompeo as gift missing, state department says

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The state department has said that it is looking into the the apparent disappearance of a nearly $6,000 bottle of whisky given more than two years ago to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan....

Kyrie Irving cites ‘underlying racism’ after fan arrested for throwing bottle

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Kyrie Irving says banning fans who mistreat NBA players won’t solve the problem. It goes much deeper than that. “[It’s] just underlying racism, and treating people like they’re in a human zoo,” Irving said after a wat...

Bottle good, box wine bad, biodynamic best? Seven myths about wine and sustainability

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It might be grown from the earth and bottled in glass, but there are plenty of ways wine can be either more or less sustainable. From what ‘natural wine’ really means to the environmental impact of packaging, here are...

Message in a bottle: an easy six-step guide to reading wine labels

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When it comes to wine, you absolutely can judge a bottle by its cover. From awards and appellations to tasting notes, here’s how the label can help you find the wine you wantThe thrill of a stacked wine section takes ...

No bottle deposit return scheme for most of UK until 2024 at earliest

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A promised deposit return scheme for plastic bottles to cut marine pollution will not be in place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until late 2024 at the earliest – six years after it was announced by government...

Take a deep breath: how ‘Cornish’ air sells for £60 a bottle (even if it’s from Devon)

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Name: Bottled air. Age: Fresh as a daisy, sir, just bottled this morning. Appearance: Invisible, but the boutiquey bottle is very nice. And what is it exactly? Air in a bottle, sir, captured at coastal locations acro...