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Volume 6 No. 215
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Wimbledon Security Confiscates Vacuum Flasks From Tennis Fans

Wimbledon picnickers beware: "your cup of tea is under threat," according to Esther Addley of the London GUARDIAN. Security guards at the tournament "are confiscating vacuum flasks at the gates, citing terrorism threats." Spectators bringing flasks to the championships "have had them removed at the gate." A guard told an angry spectator that "the ban had been introduced in the wake of the Boston marathon bombings in April 2013." Some spectators "took to Twitter to bemoan the ban," which means they will have to stump up £2.10 ($3.50) for a cup of tea and £2.30 ($3.90) for coffee from one of the tournament's drinks stalls (GUARDIAN, 6/24).