London Lite Thursday, 23 July 2009 French swine flu squad looked like a scene out of ET Hotline serviceis launched Special family ticket for just 50 Treat your pride to a whole day of fun at Woburn Safari Park There , s so much to see and do including: To enjoy a full day of family fun, book online at Were just off the M1 at J13 (MK17 9QN for Sat Nav). Call us on 01525 290407 Offer valid from 20th July 2009 until 4th October 2009 excluding Bank Holidays. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Online tickets must be purchased before midnight on the day prior to your visit. Woburn Safari Park open Monday-Sunday from 10am. *Travelling in the same vehicle. Road Safari Foot Safari Monkey Business Talks, feeding times and demonstrations Australian Walkabout Land of the Lemurs Sea Lion Cave Swan Boats Mammoth Play Ark Rainbow Landing The Great Woburn Railway Saving 14Price admits 2 adultsand 2 children* Drinktonight ...onHighburyCorner Hen AnD CHiCkens Across Highbury corner round- about at the Hen And chickens, punters are obsessed with something else in the way of culture and entertainment: comedy. This is a great stand-up venue, and a fine place to sip on a Guinness (3.70) while you try to look cool and sophisticated. There are plenty of acts coming up to choose from. We particularly recommend seeing a preview of Lucy Porters hotly awaited Edinburgh show Fools Gold (6.50, 26 and 29 July). 109 St Pauls Road, N1 (020 7704 2001) Chris BEanland Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat BuffAlo BAr THis subterranean sleazepit (dont get us wrong, we mean that in a wholly good way) adds to the indie ambience about Highbury corner, now that the nearby Garage, renamed the relentless Garage, is open again. Buffalo Bar indie nights such as on The Beach (last Thursday of the month) serve up all the guitar band staples while you neck bottles of lager (3.15) and boast about your music knowledge. A peppering of Patti smith references will guarantee maximum respect. 259 Upper St, N1 (020 7359 6191) THE Governments swine flu service will be launched today, allowing millions of people to bypass their doctors and diagnose themselves. The hotline and website have been set up to ease pressure on GPs overwhelmed by the crisis, which has claimed 31 lives in the UK. The National Pandemic Flu Service phone helpline will initially operate for 15 hours a day, handling up to 200,000 calls a day, and the online service is expected to be available 24 hours a day. Call centre staff will take callers through a questionnaire to check symptoms. If swine flu is suspected, callers will be given a unique reference number, allowing them to send a flu-buddy to pick up anti-viral drugs. The hotline number and website address were expected to have been made public by this evening. hospital with suspected swine flu was set to rejoin a school trip. Matthew Barnett, 14, of Central Foundation Boys School, was among more than 100 British students and teachers quarantined. BritiSh schoolchildren told of their horror as they were locked up by French medics in spaceman-type suits over swine flu fears. Doctors in suits similar to those worn by Nasa investigators in the film Et checked the teenagers before sending them back across the Channel. the 14-year-olds and their teachers were ordered to wear surgical masks and then told by yelling locals: Go home to your disease-ridden country! An alert was sparked after the party checked in at a chateau near Bayeux in Normandy on Saturday. Four pupils and two teachers from Lea Manor high School in Luton soon became ill and authorities sealed off the chateau, banning anyone on the 150-a-head trip from leaving or enter- ing. the doctors diagnosed swine flu. One of the 30-strong party said: it was as if we were dangerous criminals. We were treated appallingly. it was a horrendous ordeal. After just two days in France, the party was given five minutes to leave. they were ordered on to a blacked-out coach, so the sight of their masks would not scare the locals, and dropped off at the Eurostar terminal. in a separate case, 47 English and Spanish pupils aged 15 to 18 were quarantined at a language school in the issy-les-Moulineaux area of Paris after some caught swine flu. it comes as an islington schoolboy held for nearly a week in a Beijing by maRk blunden Space horror: French doctors wore suits like this BriTish TEEns sEnT homE aFTEr horrEndous ChECk-up index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html