P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:50:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  An absent-minded Romanian surgeon removed a patient's gall bladder but forgot his scissors, which ended up sown inside the woman — for eight years Eugenia Dezideriu, 60, had felt ill ever since undergoing surgery in 1986. Doctors found a six inch long pair of scissors in her abdomen. "I haven't been normal being after that surgery. I have felt cold all the time," she said. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:50:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  For those who cannot stand the prospect of one more word on Royal scandals, 1995 could be a dismal year. Old Moore's Almanack is predicting more revelations about "past events" in the Prince and Princess of Wales' lives. The astrology-based forecasting booklet says there could be an announcement of a "new home or relationship" for the princess in February. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:51:10       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  Father Christmas has urged children to post present lists quickly because he is running out of time to write replies "The last posting date for second class letters is December 19," a Santa spokesman said. The Post Office, which handles any mail sent from the UK, said letters should be addressed to: Father Christmas, Reindeerland or Lapland, SAN TA1. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:51:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  Swaziland's first sex shop has been closed down by the government after drawing crowds — and the wrath of conservative lawmakers. It caused considerable controversy in Swaziland and was even discussed in parliament last week. Luv Land, a branch of a South African shop, attracted thousands of customers and window shoppers. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:00:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  China's 1.2bn people are running out of names and they are being urged to invent new ones and revive old l—lfs. China has about 3,100 surnames and this is starting to cause confusion. Many people in China not only share the same surname but the sclf given l—lf — for example, in the northern port of Tianjin, more than 2,300 people carrying the name Zhang Li. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:00:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  Dutch cities struggling to get prostitutes off busy city streets are taking a leaf out of the retailers book — and going for drive-in sex. Amsterdam spokesman Robert Kaercher said that it was to set up a so-called "tipple zone" where drivers can pair off with prostitutes. But the streets of scantily-clad women standing in shop windows will stay. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines
P324 Teletext 324 Dec10 20:50:00       ————— BUT TRUE ———  ———   THE WEIRD WORLD THIS WEEK  The Prince and Princess of Wales may yet live happily ever after — it's written in the stars. According to a S Korean fortune-teller with an uncanny record of accurate predictions, Charles is heading for a make-or-break year in 1995. The fortune-teller says Diana would be well advised to lose some of her legendary obstinacy. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— News in Focus 320 Headlines 300 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 Politics Poll Letters Headlines