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Bath Spa Water – Gastro Obscura

Make like Jane Austen and sip from the fountain in this famed Pump Room. In the town of Bath in Somerset, England, there’s something in the water. That something is 43 minerals, from calcium to zinc. The water started out as rain falling on the neighboring Mendip Hills more than 10,000 years ago, eventually …

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow says he will step down, as lawmakers prepare for critical Brexit vote – The Washington Post

LONDON — The colorful and controversial speaker of the British House of Commons announced a surprise resignation Monday, hours before Parliament was expected to again reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for early elections. John Bercow — known for his enthusiastic shouting of “order, order” and his stalwart defense of …