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  1. 'Road users in low- and middle-income countries are more than twice as likely to die in a traffic accident than their counterparts in developed nations, according to World Health Organization data for 2013. Thailand has the world’s worst drivers, with a road-traffic death rate of 36.2 per 100,000 population.' ... continued https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-19/add-traffic-to-the-risks-of-being-in-emerging-markets-chart?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
  2. Theresa May's chief of staff 'sat on' report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-mays-chief-staff-sat-10620357
  3. Telegraph just tweeted The Telegraph‏Verified account @Telegraph 2m2 minutes ago More #GrenfellTower fire: Survivors 'still being found in tower block' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/14/london-fire-latest-grenfell-tower-fatalities-confirmed-residents/ …
  4. Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/14/key-questions-about-the-grenfell-tower-fire
  5. Yes I saw another resident saying the fire brigade initially had problems with water pressure in their hoses and has to run water from some way away .
  6. I worked in a hotel in London and can confirm fire regulations were very strict with an annual inspection . Not sure if the same rules apply to flats .. I lived in a flat for some time in docklands and never saw a fire inspection .. and only one exit ... which would not be allowed in a hotel . I saw reports this morning that initially residents were told to stay in their flats ..... horrific see this from residents warning sometime ago that an event like this was going to happen https://grenfellactiongroup.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/kctmo-playing-with-fire/
  7. Perhaps they thought it was an antique and worth a fortune
  8. Three American tourists have been arrested this afternoon on Koh Phangan after a short hunt for the trio who stole a wooden elephant from outside a Koh Samui restaurant. Drew Davidson, John Johnson and Andrew Corso were stopped by police in a rented pickup with the stolen goods stashed in the back. The three were taken into custody and will be sent to Koh Samui where they committed the crime to be charged with theft. continued here ... https://www.stickboybangkok.com/news/koh-samui-police-hunting-american-tourists-stole-large-wooden-elephant/
  9. Daflon or Daffomin ?
  10. Bangkok hospital have several good doctors ..
  11. I visited him a few months ago .. still in the same place . Had not heard that he had moved ..
  12. Local protests about pricing ..
  13. If you have a local account there is no withdrawal fee .
  14. I have also found that changing currency in Thailand is better than changing abroad ... Overseas ATM's charge withdrawal fees along with a worse rate .. and overseas banks generally charge a worse rate than on Samui ... We recently went to Siem Reap and the USD rate was about 20% worse .. although if you could find a street dealer a better rate was possible .. but still worse than Samui . Same for GBP .. Much better rates here .
  15. More talk ? http://www.tnews.co.th/contents/bg/305936