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  1. Melodi

    BRKG Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99

    Cleaned up very awkward thread title - Dennis NewsUKHome News https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prince-philip-death-queen-duke-edinburgh-b1721690.html Prince Philip death: Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99 The Queen’s husband, who carried the title of the Duke of Edinburgh, was a...
  2. Melodi

    SCI Revealed: How Dark Age Britain was a land of saints

    Note the bit towards the bottom about the clergy being married (including probably some monks) and that some of the female "saints" were probably their wives (though there were probably mixed monastic centers where married couples had children for "God," that is known to have been true of...
  3. Melodi

    INTL NI Unionist Party ( The DUP Party) aims to undermine Northern Ireland Protocol [EU having a meltdown] not a dup but new story

    I decided to go with a new thread on this because this is a new and rather worrying change in the relationship between Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, The United Kingdom, and General and the EU. It started with the vaccine crazy when the EU tried to revoke "article 16" that puts the...
  4. Melodi

    INTL Northern Ireland at centre of major row between EU and UK over vaccine supply

    Well, that certainly escalated quickly, and considering that the UK resisted the urge to do this even in the face of some food shortages in Northern Ireland (it is calling a temporary suspension of the "All Island Customs Agreement" that allows a free-flow of goods and people between the...
  5. Melodi

    WOKE UK Leicester "University" ditches Chaucer and Beowulf to "de Colonize" (title revised)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9177639/Leicester-ditched-Chaucer-marks-International-Womxns-Week-no-wonder-failing.html Welcome to the University of WOKE! Leicester has ditched Chaucer, is 'decolonising' its syllabus and marks 'International Womxn's Week'... no wonder it's turning into...
  6. Melodi

    INTL No10 hits the panic button over Scots independence surge - UK

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8859445/Leaked-memo-Tory-advisers-reveals-fears-Scots-independence-drive.html No10 hits the panic button over Scots independence surge: Leaked memo by Tory advisers warns PM can't keep saying No to Sturgeon's referendum demands urging ministers to...
  7. Melodi

    INTL Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude felt in parts of southern England

    In many places a 3.3 Earthquake would barely be noticed but quakes are rare in the UK and this one actually did rattle buildings and have people thinking there had been a nearby explosion. BREAKING Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude felt in parts of southern England The British Geological Survey...
  8. Melodi

    WEATHER Status Orange conditions may occur... as Storm Ellen approaches - Ireland & UK

    The UK is also getting this storm, both of our Islands (especially the UK Mainland) have been hit with severe flooding and Thunderstorms (including rare tornados) in the last couple of weeks but this looks like it could be worse, especially here in Ireland. This is supposed to move in tonight...
  9. Melodi

    SOFT NEWS Foreign Office's chief mouser Palmerston 'retires' after 'enjoying working from home' during lockdown UK

    The UK officially (and wisely I think) still uses rescue cats (usually from Battersea Cat and Dog Rescue) to patrol and help control pests in a number of their historic buildings. Palmerston's attention to his job and his mutual hatred of Larry the Number 10 cat has been followed for several...
  10. Melodi

    INTL Women working at home told to "dress sexier" - UK

    This is the kind of idiocy that still exists in some professional work-places that has let to the over-the-top PC reactions and demands that are starting to polarize society. It is totally appropriate for a professional office (finance especially) to remind employees to dress in a professional...
  11. Melodi

    HEALTH Workers will see their health start to fail at 59 - long before they reach pension age

    I have been saying for years now that the government can "raise" the age of retirement all they like and scary articles suggest that people will just have to work until the "die," but the human body just doesn't always work that way. While most people can probably still keep working doing...
  12. Melodi

    FARM 23 Cows and Calves Stolen from Cornish Farm - UK (livestock theft rising)

    This is unusual in the rural English countryside and the number of cows and calves, as well as the probable use of a livestock mover, suggests major gang or a rather larger operator involved in the thefts of the animals. Note the cops say there has been a growing number of sheep and cattle...
  13. Melodi

    SCI Unearthed Ancient British chieftain and probable shaman reveal secrets about old burial rituals

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/archaeology-anicent-british-chieftain-shaman-burial-ritual-a9480321.html Unearthed Ancient British chieftain and probable shaman reveal secrets about old burial rituals Exclusive: The key evidence for his high status is the unusually fine...
  14. Melodi

    SOFT NEWS The new PM's first job: Impress the cat

    In the UK there is a long tradition of "working cats" who actually do help keep down vermin in post offices, pubs, bookshops, and even the Prime Minister's official residence, so BoJo is going to find he isn't the only Alpha Male living in Downing Street, Larry regularly beats up the working cat...
  15. Melodi

    BRKG Boris Johnson must go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders

    I guess someone(s) really wants to make sure Boris isn't Prime Minister! I'm posting this as a separate thread because it is important breaking news but it can be combined with other UK/Europe threads later if the mods wish to do so. - Melodi Boris Johnson must go on trial for 'lying and...
  16. Melodi

    SOFT NEWS UK Number one Christmas Song so far is about Sausage Rolls!

    With all the bad news out there I thought it would nice to post a really fun and delightful story - every year the UK has Christmas song chart contest most of the songs are recorded for charity - sometimes they become big international hits with big named stars- but I love it that this year's...
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    INTL Intl/Pol - UK reportedly tells Trump he cannot meet with Brexit architect Nigel Farage

    Well this could very well get real interesting....Particularly when you tell Trump he can't do something.... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/04/uk-reportedly-tells-trump-cannot-meet-with-brexit-architect-nigel-farage.html 14...
  18. Melodi

    INTL Earthquake felt across parts of UK (4.2 news in the UK)

    Earthquake felt across parts of UK http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43097113 12 minutes ago Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Image copyrightBRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Image caption A seismometer shows the earth's movements on...
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    BRKG Swedish Prosecutors Have Dropped The Julian Assange Rape Investigation

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.buzzfeed.com/franciswhittaker/sweden-has-dropped-its-case-against-julian-assange?utm_term=.sclOJyLeX#.bpnw81JkY Swedish Prosecutors Have Dropped The Julian Assange Rape Investigation The country's prosecutor said that all...
  20. Melodi

    WEATHER "Weather Bomb" Ireland and the UK - Storm Doris Feb 23 and on-going

    What is this with the "Weather Bomb" thing? Is it just a new way to describe giant circular storms that look like hurricanes and have near or actual hurricane force winds? Anyway I slept through most of this though we still have on-going winds and occasional walls of rain - we still have power...
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    INTL Op-Ed: Nevermind the Brexit, UK will emerge with a good trade deal

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/27/ Brexit Nevermind the Brexit, UK will emerge with a good trade deal Dr. Michael Ivanovitch | @msiglobal9 Monday, 27 Jun 2016 | 1:22 AM ET The British never wanted to be part of a German-dominated...
  22. Melodi

    WoT Bomb Scare forces evacuation of 75,000 people the UK! [training device left by accident]

    I don't follow sports but even I know that Manchester United's football (soccer) team is like a religion to many people on this side of the water. This is the number one news story over here right now and for a good reason. They are now saying "the device" which was blown up after the stadium...
  23. H

    GOV/MIL Int'l Affairs: Obama Criticizes the ‘Free Riders’ Among America’s Allies - NY Times

    This is priceless...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/world/middleeast/obama-criticizes-the-free-riders-among-americas-allies.html?_r=1 Middle East Obama Criticizes the ‘Free Riders’ Among America’s Allies By MARK LANDLER MARCH...
  24. H

    INTL Magna Carta Exhibition in China Is Abruptly Moved From University

    Goes to show how brittle things are over in the PRC......... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use...
  25. H

    WTF?!? UK’s nuclear weapons data + other sensitive internet traffic rerouted thru Ukraine+Russia

    WTF?!?!?!?..........:shkr: For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/technology/uks-nuclear-weapons-data-and-other-sensitive-internet-traffic-rerouted-through-ukraine-31066133.html UK’s nuclear weapons data and other sensitive internet traffic...
  26. M

    EBOLA NHS call centre workers to be trained in spotting Ebola.

    We are so screwed :shk: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2790166/nhs-call-centre-workers-trained-spotting-ebola-ordered-send-ambulance-workers-chemical-protection-gear-suspected-cases.html NHS call centre workers to be trained in spotting Ebola and ordered to send ambulance workers in...
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