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January 2018

Monday 1st January 2018  New Years Day
Saturday 6th January 2018 10:00Cheltenham's Repair Café
Cheltenham's Repair Café should be better known! It pops up on the first Saturday of every month at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham GL50 1SP from 10 till 2.

Bring your broken electrical items, textiles and bikes for repair, and knives and tools for sharpening. (Book bikes in advance - office@vision21.org.uk / 01242 224321.)

At the next Café - 4th February - there’s also warm homes advice, and on 4th March, a joint Composting/Get up and Grow clinic.

The Café is a project run jointly by Vision21, the University of Gloucestershire and the County Council’s Joint Waste Team, supported by St Andrew’s Church.

Spread the word so the Repair Café can contribute still more to reducing the number of once loved items going to landfill.

“We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them. A serious consideration of this issue would be one way of counteracting the throwaway culture which affects the entire planet.” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #22)
Sunday 21st January 2018  1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash
On 21 January 1968, an aircraft accident (sometimes known as the Thule affair or Thule accident (/ˈtuːli/); Danish: Thuleulykken) involving a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 bomber occurred near Thule Air Base in the Danish territory of Greenland. The aircraft was carrying four hydrogen bombs on a Cold War "Chrome Dome" alert mission over Baffin Bay when a cabin fire forced the crew to abandon the aircraft before they could carry out an emergency landing at Thule Air Base. Six crew members ejected safely, but one who did not have an ejection seat was killed while trying to bail out. The bomber crashed onto sea ice in North Star Bay,[a] Greenland, causing the conventional explosives aboard to detonate and the nuclear payload to rupture and disperse, which resulted in radioactive contamination.
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