P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/10   1/8                BEAUTI L BUT DEADLY The curious death of the Bulgarian journalist, Mr Georgi Markov, killed in 1978 by an umbrella jab, carries a warnhng to all gardeners. According to the March edition of Gardening from Ghich?, the poison infected into his thigh was ricin, a super poison from the seeds of Ricinus communis or castor oil plant. Seeds of Ricinus communis are widely available and the magazine warns that packets of these sfeds should be kept out of reach of childrenN Mord
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/00   2/8                £1 NO$FS On March 11, £1 notes cease to be legal tenderN If you still have any, take them to a high street bank before that day and you will be able to exchange them for £1 coins. After that date, notes should be taken to the Bank of England, Issue Office, Threadneedle Street, London EC2N There are 70 million £1 notes still in circulation - have YOU got any? More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:06/36   3/8                NEg ATTACK ON ALLERGY The Asthma Research Council says one in five people in the UK has an allergy of one kind or anotherN It is thought that the rate of allergy affliction is rising and it also sfems that parents with allergies usually pass them on to their childrenN The Asthma Research Council is establishing a special unit headed by a professor at Guy's Hospital in LondonN Thf new professor will be concerned with the basic science of allergyN More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:13/32   4/8                ABILITY TO PAY A new booklet claims that the rebate system for the poll tax would only reach the very poorest of housfholds. Ability to Pay? is co-published by the Local Government Information Unit, Child Poverty Action Group, and Association of Metropolitan Authorities The booklet Ability to Pay is available from: Child Poverty Action Group, 4th Floor, 1-5 Bath Street, London EC1. Price 73p More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/50   5/8                HOUSE PRICES KEEP RISING Demand for property is outstripping supply in many areas, leading to a sellers' market, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Of the 178 estate agents who contributed to a survey, 11 per cent rfported price increases of over eight per cent, and almost a third reported increases of five per cent in three monthsN The North in particular has experienced high demand "across the board"N More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/00   6/8                EMPLOYERS MUST TRAIN Employers in the construction industry should work with local colleges to develop new training programmes, says a report fust publishedN New TraiNhng Initiatives 1: The Construction Industry, is available, free, from: Adult Training Promotions Unit, Department of Education and Science, Elizabeth House, York Road, London SE1 or tel: 01-934 0888 More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/25   7/8                COELIAC SOCHDTY (1) The following products are no longer gluteN free and MUST BE DELETED from the current Food List: p10 Co-op Baking Powder p20 Colman Sausage Casserole Mix p75 Prewett Spicy Brown Sauce Tomato Ketchup More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 2 Mar 21:02/12   8/8                COELIAC SOCIETY (2) The following addition may be made to the Food List: p20 Colman Traditional Sausage Casserole Mix (NOT Farmhouse Casserole Mix) For further information, medically diagnosed coeliacs should write enclosing a SAE to The Coeliac Society, PO Box 220, High Wycombf, Bucks, HP11 2HY. Mord