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  • 'Dearest John' among hundreds of County Durham men killed or captured in darkest days for DLI

    05/17/2020 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | Chris Lloyd
    May 20, 1940 6am. Railway embankment overlooking “Fishaw village”. I could see the boys fighting like hell with tanks all around them simply going over the men, and what a terrible sight. A German machine gun opened out on my left flank on us - did he do his stuff. He simply raked us with machine gun fire and to complete his work, 2 tanks came up behind us and positioned themselves about 20 yards away. They opened out with their 2lb shells and simply blasted us out of the embankment.
  • Piers Morgan: Trump 'failing the American people' on 'almost every level' with coronavirus response

    04/19/2020 1:05:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Piers Morgan said he is horrified by how his “friend” President Trump is handling the coronavirus crisis. The British media personality said Trump has turned his daily briefings on the pandemic into a partisan affair, which Morgan argued shows Trump is more concerned with winning November’s election than saving lives. "I've known him a long time. I consider him to be a friend, but I've been watching these daily briefings with mounting horror, frankly, because this is not what the president should be doing. He won't want me saying this, but I'm gonna say it anyway," Morgan told CNN’s Reliable...
  • Hydrochloroquin in India, an origin of drug and Gin & Tonic.

    04/10/2020 8:32:10 PM PDT · by mikeIII · 61 replies
    4/10/2020 | N/A
    Origins of chloroquine in India (and also of Gin and Tonic): Fascinating story of the connection between Hydroxychloroquine, British India, Srirangapatna and Gin & Tonic....... As most of us are already aware, Hydroxychloroquine has taken the world by storm. Every newspaper is talking about it, and all countries are requesting India to supply it. Now, a curious person might wonder why and how this chemical composition is so deeply entrenched in India, and is there any history behind it. Well, there is an interesting history behind it which goes all the way to Tipu Sultan's defeat. In 1799, when Tipu...
  • Boris Johnson 'sitting up in bed' as Government give coronavirus health update

    04/08/2020 9:24:29 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 39 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 8 April 2020 | Emma Parker
    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said the Prime Minister is “sitting up in bed” and “improving” during a daily Downing Street coronavirus briefing. The Prime Minister remains in the care of St Thomas’ Hospital NHS staff and is “improving” but still being closely watched by his clinical team. Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening upon the advice of his doctor after his temperature failed to fall despite other Covid-19 symptoms subsiding. He announced his coronavirus diagnosis on March 27th on Instagram and assured Brits he was ill but choosing to social-distance as Government advice recommends.
  • Cyclist, 72, Rides Nine Miles Home With Broken Bones After A38 Collision With Car That Did Not Stop

    02/07/2020 12:18:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    GloucestershireLive ^ | 6 FEB 2020 | Janet Hughes
    A 72-year-cyclist seriously injured when he was involved in a collision with a car climbed back on his bike and rode nine miles home before going to hospital. Doug Gale, from Cheltenham, suffered four broken ribs, a fractured hip and a head injury after coming off his bike on Gupshill roundabout on the edge of Tewkesbury. But rather than call an ambulance the bloody and battered veteran cyclist headed home so his wife could take him to Cheltenham General Hospital. He is currently on a ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after a CT scan at Cheltenham detected a small brain...
  • Get Out of China… If You Can! UK Foreign Office Tells All Brits to Leave China as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 425

    02/04/2020 1:13:48 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-4-2020 | Kurt Zindalka
    The UK Foreign Office has issued a warning to all British citizens currently within China to leave the communist nation, as the official death toll of the deadly coronavirus has reached 425, with an additional 20,000 estimated cases. The British government, which previously advised against all but essential travel to China, has now warned all of the estimated 30,000 Britons currently in China to leave the country if they are able to. “We now advise British nationals in China to leave the country if they can, to minimise their risk of exposure to the virus,” said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab...
  • Why I Have Zero Sympathy For Remainers

    08/06/2019 2:43:56 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Vanity Quoting From The Sentinella ^ | 8/6/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I live in Spain, having retired here in 2016 with my British citizen wife so we could enjoy the weather and be closer to her family in England. The part of Spain I live in has a large number of British expats. Nerja, which is one town over from ours, is called the largest British town not in Britain. You could live your life there and never have to learn a word of Spanish. You can imagine that a whole lot of them are concerned about Britain's scheduled departure from the EU and what it will do to disrupt their...
  • Killing of couple in Canada may be linked to missing teens and another death, police say

    07/22/2019 11:16:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NBCNews | AP ^ | 7/22/19
    <p>SURREY, British Columbia — The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia.</p> <p>Canadian police said Monday they were searching for two men whose burning car was discovered on Friday about 30 miles south of Dease Lake. During that investigation, they found an unidentified body a little over a mile from the car.</p>
  • Pompeo...capture of British-flagged tanker: Up to ‘United Kingdom to take care of their ships’

    07/22/2019 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Norman |
    Pompeo said the “the United States has a responsibility to do our part, but the world’s got a big role in this too – to keep these sea lanes open.” He added that Iran’s recent behavior should alarm nations around the globe. “We don’t want war with Iran. We want them to behave like a normal nation. I think they understand that and I think the whole world is waking up to the fact that this threat is real,” Pompeo told "Fox & Friends." “It’s not just a threat against America, it’s not just a threat against Israel. It’s a...
  • British politicians share support for Omar, 3 other congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets

    07/18/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 18, 2019 | Theresa Seiger
    Thousands of Britons, including dozens of members of Parliament, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, have signed a letter in support of four liberal Democratic congresswomen after President Donald Trump wrote in a series of tweets that they should "go back" to the countries they came from. The letter, from British the anti-racism and anti-fascism group Hope not Hate, was addressed to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Signatories said they were "disgusted" by Trump's attacks on the congresswomen and that they stood in solidarity...
  • Trailer: The King's Man [Kingsman origin story]

    07/17/2019 12:26:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    20th Century Fox ^ | July 15, 2019 | Staff
    In 2020, they will become kings. Watch the new teaser trailer for The King's Man now. See the film in theatres February 14, 2020. As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.
  • UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says

    07/10/2019 7:28:41 AM PDT · by bigbob · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-10-19 | Nicole Darrah
    The British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday. In a resignation letter on Wednesday, Darroch said "the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like."
  • Iranian official threatens to seize British oil tanker

    07/05/2019 10:23:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    bbc ^ | 07/05/2019
    A court in Gibraltar has ruled the ship can be detained for a further 14 days. Iran later summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it said was a "form of piracy". Mohsen Rezaei said...: "If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities' duty to seize a British oil tanker." Gibraltar said there was reason to believe the ship was carrying Iranian crude oil to the Baniyas Refinery in the Syrian Mediterranean port town of Tartous. The territory was initially able to detain the ship for 72-hours, but Gibraltar's Supreme Court granted...
  • 64, who was left starving and unable to stand but still deemed 'fit to find work' DIES in hospital

    04/21/2019 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/21/2019 | MILLY VINCENT
    A six-stone emaciated man who was deemed 'fit to find work' by the DWP has died. Stephen Smith, 64, died on Monday, after struggling with a number of severe health problems. His case hit the headlines recently when a fitness for work assessment by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) denied him vital benefits. Shocking images showed the 64-year-old Liverpool man emaciated in hospital after he was admitted with pneumonia. However, despite his glaringly obvious poor health and worrying weight loss, Mr Smith was forced to leave hospital to fight a decision by the DWP which insisted he was...
  • British Government Calls Christianity a Religion of Violence in Rejection of Iranian Asylum Seeker

    03/25/2019 8:41:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 3/25/19 | David wood
    In 2016, an Iranian ex-Muslim sent an application to Great Britain for asylum. The man said that he had converted to Christianity after studying the Bible and finding that Christianity is a religion of peace. The British Home Office rejected the application and insisted that the apostate was lying. The Home Office justified their rejection by quoting Bible verses from Exodus, Leviticus, and Revelation that were meant to prove that Christianity is not peaceful and that no one could ever conclude that it is peaceful by reading the Bible. Is there a problem in the British Government? Should Prime Minister...
  • Billionaire diamond trader dies during penis enhancement procedure, reports say

    03/06/2019 12:35:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2019 | Tariq Tahir
    A billionaire diamond trader has died during a penis enlargement operation at a posh Parisian clinic, it was reported. Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital. According to local media, complications during surgery proved fatal for the Belgian-Israeli dual national and he suffered a heart attack when a substance was injected into his penis. The billionaire, whose exact fortune is not publicly known, got in trouble with the authorities in 2013. He faced claim for 4 billion British pounds (approx. $5.2...
  • Hundreds stranded as British airline collapses

    02/17/2019 9:51:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration - a British version of bankruptcy - because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence around bmi’sability to continue flying between destinations in...
  • We have been warned! John McDonnell is the Marxist who plotted and purged his way to power...

    02/17/2019 7:41:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/16/19 | Andrew Roberts
    John McDonnell could not be more wrong in branding Winston Churchill a ‘villain’ over his actions towards the striking miners of Tonypandy in November 1910, but his statement has far more profound implications than merely a long-standing historical dispute about Labour Party demonology. This warped view of history says much about McDonnell himself and goes to the heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist-inspired regime. McDonnell prides himself on his own anti-Fascism, but blinds himself to the contribution of the person who did more to fight and ultimately destroy the Nazis than any other Briton. As The Mail on Sunday’s serialisation of...
  • How Kate waited until Meghan left Sandringham to go shooting with her own 20-bore shotgun [tr]

    12/31/2018 6:56:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2018 | Rebecca English
    The Duchess of Cambridge went out shooting the day after her animal-loving sister-in-law left Sandringham. Kate, 36, has become a keen markswoman – and has even invested in her own shotgun, sources say. But she waited until after Meghan's departure on Boxing Day to join her husband, Prince William, and other family members to blast pheasants, partridges and ducks on the Queen's 20,000-acre Norfolk estate on Thursday. Last week the Mail told how Prince Harry had joined his family for their traditional post-Christmas shoot, despite claims he was banned by his new wife, who is expecting their first child in...
  • The soldier who fired the first British shot in 1914: Prince Charles and Camilla pay tribute [tr]

    11/03/2018 7:13:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2018 | Neil Sears
    n all the many histories of the Great War, it’s safe to say that Alhaji Grunshi rarely makes much of an appearance. But he should. For the little-known lance corporal in the Gold Coast Regiment has the distinction of being the first member of His Majesty’s forces to fire a shot in 1914. And last night the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall helped commemorate the occasion far from the poppy fields of Flanders.