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  • Late term abortion for UK children with down’s syndrome doubles in past 10 years

    02/14/2020 12:22:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    SPUC ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | SPUC
    The number of late term abortions carried out past 24 week’s gestation on UK children with Down’s syndrome have doubled in the past 10 years, recent figures have revealed. Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications said: “It is barbaric that a child who may have a disability in the UK can be aborted right up to birth. This practice has no place in a civilised society.” The recent figures, obtained in response to a parliamentary question by Lord Alton, have revealed that in 2018, the number of UK children aborted past 24 weeks gestation following a possible Down’s syndrome diagnosis...
  • Woman Told Man 'You're a Rapist' in Front of Wife at Worcester Cafe

    02/06/2020 11:14:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Worcester ^ | 2/4/2020 | James Connell
    A WOMAN confronted the man she accused of raping her when she spotted him with his wife in a Worcester cafe, a court heard. The woman, who cannot be identified, gave evidence from the witness box at Worcester Crown Court yesterday, telling the jury that Richard Hirschfield raped her on a fire escape in the city 22 years ago. Declining the use of a screen, the complainant said she was 16 and a ‘vulnerable’ and ‘troubled’ girl when she was raped outside the former Midland Shire Farmers building in The Butts in July 1998. But the 43-year-old defendant of Dilmore...
  • Britain's energy regulator unveils plan to rip out gas central heating from EVERY home and put 10 million electric vehicles on the road within 10 years

    02/06/2020 5:23:31 PM PST · by karpov · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2020 | Sean Poulter
    Plans to put ten million electric vehicles on the road within ten years and rip gas central heating from every home are unveiled today. Energy regulator Ofgem has outlined how the nation will have to change the way it travels and heats homes to meet the Government’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The radical scheme to ‘greenwire’ Britain will be built around plans for a four-fold increase in electricity from wind farms around the coast. But the proposals will largely be paid for by families and businesses, adding billions of pounds to bills over the next 30...
  • British man struck down by coronavirus describes horror symptoms of deadly disease [Photo]

    02/06/2020 6:31:43 AM PST · by familyop · 57 replies
    Daily Mirror (London) ^ | February 6, 2020 | Jonathan Coles
    A British man once struck down by coronavirus has described how the horror symptoms of the deadly disease almost killed him. Simon Parker, 47, thought he was suffering from a common cold when he fell ill on Boxing Day in 2016. But he became severely ill over the next few days and by New Year's Eve couldn't even breathe - forcing him to desperately call 999. He was taken from his home in Kingswear, Devon, to a hospital where he was put into an induced coma.
  • Uber driver, 28, plotted to drive his car into 'evil' Gay Pride parade to kill non-Muslims, court hears [London UK]

    02/04/2020 9:54:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:29 EST, 4 February 2020 | Rod Ardehali
    An Uber driver described as a “pathetic little man” by his own barrister planned to drive a van into an ‘evil’ Gay Pride parade to kill non-Muslims, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, also singled out Madam Tussauds and a double decker tourist bus as targets, Woolwich Crown Court heard. It was part of his plan to “unleash death and suffering on non-Muslim members of the public,” it is claimed. Jurors heard Chowdhury was cleared of preparing to commit an act of terrorism by an Old Bailey jury in December 2018. He is now standing trial for engaging in...
  • Painter, 24, who lives as a Victorian gentleman has found his perfect match in a 'delicate flower' who shares his passion for the past

    01/29/2020 7:19:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2020 | Sophie Law
    A man who lives like a Victorian and claims to be one of England's most eligible bachelors has finally met the woman of his dreams who shares his passion for the 1800s. Michael Koropisz, 24, a classical portrait painter from Stockport, Greater Manchester, refuses to watch television and writes with a quill and ink. The Victorian enthusiast insists on living in the past by dressing strictly in clothes from the 19th century and filling his house with antiques. Despite getting odd glances from strangers, Michael claims that his unique lifestyle leaves him inundated with offers from the opposite sex -...
  • Ghislaine Maxwell had special access to Buckingham Palace, former cop claims

    01/26/2020 10:48:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 12:06pm | Updated | Lee Brown
    Prince Andrew was so close to Jeffrey Epstein’s accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell he would secretly let her into Buckingham Palace up to four times a day, his former police protection officer claims. Former London cop Paul Page told the Sunday Mirror that even before the Epstein scandal blew up from his child-sex conviction, Maxwell’s visits to the palace were kept hush-hush. “We’ve got a guest coming for Andrew but the name is not to be entered in the book,” Page claims he was told by the Palace’s property managers the first time he saw Maxwell visit in 2001. “Half an...
  • Why ‘Weirdos’ and ‘Misfits’ are in Demand in 2020

    01/25/2020 2:45:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Hindu BusinessLine ^ | January 23, 2020 | Venky Vembu
    Are they, really? You bet. In workplaces? Not just any workplace, but arguably one of the world’s most powerful offices — although its power is seen to be rapidly diminishing. Which office is this? The political team at No 10, Downing Street; the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Are you calling Boris a weirdo and a misfit? There are many who will agree with that characterisation. But I was referring instead to an unconventional ‘recruitment’ ad that is inviting “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to apply to work at the heart of the British government. Tell me...
  • Crack open the English sparkling wine! Downing Street swaps champagne for home-grown British fizz as the Queen rubber-stamps Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill and it becomes law

    01/23/2020 5:00:52 PM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/23/2020 | Jack Maidment
    Downing Street received a delivery of English sparkling wine today as the Queen rubber-stamped Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill into law. Parliament finally gave its formal backing to the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill last night. The draft legislation, which is needed to ensure the UK's departure from the bloc is an orderly one, was then sent to the Queen to be given Royal Assent. Royal Assent from the monarch is the last stage a bill must pass in order to make it onto the statute book. Now that it has been given, the so-called WAB is officially an Act of...
  • (and now for something completely different) Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

    01/22/2020 6:06:03 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | Jan 22, 2020
    LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. He had been suffering from dementia. Jones's agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed Monty Python's Flying Circus, whose anarchic humor helped revolutionize British comedy. Jones appeared in the troupe's TV series and films including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “The Life of...
  • The Windsors Blackmailed by their Daughter-in-Law

    01/20/2020 5:59:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    American ^ | January 20, 2020 | Debra C. Taylor
    Over the last one hundred years, the British Royal Family has generously provided the world with a parade of scandals more colorful and louder than the socks they wear with their kilts. But the Meghan and Harry rupture is fundamentally different from any previous crisis to befall the British monarchy. Prior to now, royal scandals have been cut from the same petticoats as any other public ignominies — i.e., the chin-wagging that follows uncovering some form of immoral conduct. All the throngs of poorly hidden mistresses, caddish boyfriends, toe-sucking on yachts, assignations in the deer park while the horses wait...
  • Delingpole: #Megxit! Ex-Prince Harry Got Woke, Now He’s Broke…

    01/19/2020 4:25:59 PM PST · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2020 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    How are the mighty fallen! This time a year ago, Prince Harry had the world at his feet. He was a handsome prince with a beautiful wife and a healthy male heir on the way, plenty of money, a free, five-bedroomed ‘cottage’ in a piece of England’s finest real estate, a dashing war record from two tours in Afghanistan, bags of honorary titles — including Captain General of the Royal Marines — all the cachet of being a senior player in the world’s grandest Royal Family but little of the responsibility (his big brother William is heir to the throne,...
  • The Bismarck Was a Waste

    01/17/2020 10:52:34 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 168 replies
    Real Clear History ^ | January 16, 2020 | Steve Feinstein
    In May 1941, the new German battleship Bismarck was a huge, state-of-the-art warship, equipped with the latest long-range heavy cannon, new stereoscopic range-finders that promised unprecedented accuracy, new ship-based radar, and an intricate system of armor-plating and honey-combed water-tight compartments that rendered her virtually unsinkable. If Bismarck broke out into the vast, indefensible shipping lanes of the North Atlantic, it could wreak catastrophic havoc with the war-sustaining convoys coming across the ocean [from the U.S.] In 1941 England, it was believed that this single weapon might determine the very course of the war in Europe. Where the entire Luftwaffe had...
  • Snitches get riches: University rewards student callouts with cash

    01/15/2020 7:32:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 1/15/2020 | Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson
    Students can now get paid to snitch on their peers at the University of Sheffield. The students will earn Ł9.34/hour to be “race equality champions,” and their training for the work will include teaching them how to “lead healthy conversations” on racism, microaggressions, and how to deal with those peers who commit infractions. Hours range from two to nine hours per week, like any part-time work-study job. But Sheffield University’s foray into “snitch culture” sounds alarm bells. Following a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission that cautioned about the “common occurrence” of racism for some students on campus,...
  • Prince Harry Pitches Wife's Voiceover to Disney CEO

    01/13/2020 2:11:54 PM PST · by Bon mots · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2019 | Bon Mots
    How the mighty have fallen... in this video, you can see a cringeworthy Prince Harry trying to pitch Meghan Markle's voiceover skills to Disney CEO. See it on YouTube. Twitter is deleting the video like mad, so this one may eventually be taken down too. Here's another where Meghan sees him talking with some important people, she interrupts, pushes him aside and jumps in front of them all silencing Harry.
  • Top Schools Defend Rejecting Bursary for White Boys

    01/10/2020 5:54:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 December 2019
    Two top English private schools have defended their decision not to accept a benefactor's offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys. Winchester and Dulwich colleges have declined the offer - reported to be worth over Ł1m - by a former pupil from both, Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites. The schools say they do not want to put ethnic restrictions on who can benefit from financial help. Sir Bryan says he is now looking for state schools to accept his offer. The philanthropist, who is 96 and plans to leave the funds in his will, attended Dulwich until the start of the...
  • ACT OF WAR UK blasts Iran for ‘reckless and dangerous attacks’ on UK and US military bases in Iraq

    01/08/2020 1:17:21 AM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 08 Jan 2020 | Natasha Clark
    THE FOREIGN Secretary has today blasted Iran for a series of missile strikes on Iraqi military bases hosting UK and US forces. Dominic Raab urged Tehran “not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks” on Al Asad and Erbil air bases... ...Ten of the ballistic missiles struck the Al Asad Airbase in Iraq, one hit the town of Erbil, and four others were unsuccessful in hitting their targets, according to a US official.
  • Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time as the numbers of Christians continues to decline, figures reveal

    01/03/2020 11:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:24 EST, 3 January 2020 | Steve Doughty
    The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall. They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country — while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline. The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a research project to try for the first time to make regular assessments of the size of different ethnic and religious groups. Until now, religious and ethnic minority populations could be gauged only once a decade using the results of the full-scale ten-yearly national census. According...
  • RICHARD KAY: This year's is the Queen's most painful message yet - and every picture you can see in the background tells the story of why

    12/24/2019 10:51:44 AM PST · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    DM ^ | 12/24/2019 | richard kay
    For many millions, it is as integral a part of Christmas Day as roast turkey, mince pies and exchanging presents. Tomorrow, families all over Britain will gather around the television at 3pm to watch the Queen's annual message. It is always one of the most watched programmes on TV and this year, with Her Majesty's acknowledgement of the 'bumpy' path the Royal Family and the nation has experienced in the past 12 months, it is likely to be more compelling viewing than ever. After so many broadcasts the Queen, of course, is comfortably familiar in front of the camera, but...
  • 16-year-old who admitted to targeting two women in shocking homophobic attack in London bus gets no jail time

    12/21/2019 5:36:29 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 12/21/19 | By MURI ASSUNÇĂO
    16-year-old who admitted to targeting two women in shocking homophobic attack in London bus gets no jail time One of the teens involved in a shocking homophobic attack in a London bus earlier this year will not receive jail time, a judge has decided. The 16-year-old, whose name hasn’t been disclosed because of his age, received an eight-month youth referral order — which was increased from six months because of the “homophobic” nature of the attack.