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  • Manchester Arena attack: Father confronted 'dodgy looking' bomber minutes before blast

    10/22/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by xomething · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/20/2020 | Duncan Gardham
    A father described how he confronted the Manchester Arena bomber as he hid behind a wall with his bomb waiting to launch his attack,.... Chris Wild and his wife Julie Whitley exchanged a "look" as they walked around Salman Abedi, who was sitting with his back against a raised platform, out of sight of the arena doors, with his rucksack beside him. Ms Whitely said she believed he looked "dodgy" and Mr Wild went back to talk to him, ... Mr Wild said Abedi had "a big rucksack and it was full", adding: "I just thought it was strange, it's...
  • Fish wars as Devon boats under attack by rival French scallopers

    10/14/2020 10:45:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 14 OCT 2020 | John Bett & Colleen Smith
    One of the Brixham boats was under attack as 15 boats surrounded himFish wars have broken out in the English Channel as French scallopers confronted their Devon counterparts - firing flares and throwing FRYING PANS. Two Brixham boats, the Girl Macey, skippered by Scott Glover, and the Golden Promise, by Brian Whittington, were involved in the deep-sea skirmish last night. They were surrounded by around 20 French vessels and were pelted by objects including frying pans and rocks and a dangerous flare was fired into the wheelhouse of the Girl Macy. The hostile French crews also threw oil at the...
  • English villages wake up to find they’re Brexit’s new border

    10/12/2020 8:14:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10 11 2020 | JILL LAWLESS
    SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete form. Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Mary’s Church in the village of Sevington, bulldozers, dump trucks and cement mixers swarm noisily over a field. They are chewing up land to create part of Britain’s new border with the European Union — a customs clearance depot with room for up to 2,000 trucks. No one asked local people for permission, and...
  • COVID-UK: Hero Passenger Slams & Stomps Man For Kicking Maskless Teen Girl In Face

    10/07/2020 11:30:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    InfoWars ^ | 10/6/20 | Kelen McBreen
    A man in the UK was filmed kicking a teenage girl in the face because he was upset she wasn’t wearing a mask. Before he knew what happened, a brave bystander slammed him to the ground and stomped on his head. In the beginning of the viral video, a couple is heard arguing with a fellow passenger on the UK public transit bus. “All I’m saying is put your mask on!” the man screamed at the 16-year-old girl. “I’m not being racist but the virus is more common in Black and Asians. Put your f***ing mask on.” The girl tried...
  • Coronavirus: Plans for fans to return to sport events [in England] in October called off

    09/22/2020 11:48:07 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 1 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 9/22/20 | The BBC
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for fans to return to watch live sport events in England from 1 October will not go ahead. The plans were placed under review after a rise in coronavirus cases. The UK's Covid-19 alert level has moved to 4, meaning transmission is "high or rising exponentially".
  • Oulton burial site: Sutton Hoo-era Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered

    09/21/2020 2:37:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | Friday, September 18, 2020 | unattributed
    A "nationally significant" Anglo-Saxon cemetery with 200 graves dating back to the 7th Century has been revealed. The graves were uncovered in Oulton, near Lowestoft in Suffolk, ahead of construction of a housing development. The burial ground contained the remains of men, women and children, as well as artefacts including brooches, small iron knives and silver pennies... A spokesman said the site "lies within the Kingdom of the East Angles, made famous by the royal burial ground at nearby Sutton Hoo". Sutton Hoo, discovered in 1939, included two cemeteries from the 6th to 7th centuries and a ship burial full...
  • New Viking DNA research yields unexpected information about who they were

    09/16/2020 9:53:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 16, 2020 | Simon Fraser University
    ...the research team extracted and analysed DNA from the remains of 442 men, women and children... from archaeological sites in Scandinavia, the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, and mostly date to the Viking Age (ca. 750-1050 AD). The team's analyses yielded a number of findings. One of the most noteworthy is that contrary to what has often been assumed, Viking identity was not limited to people of Scandinavian ancestry -- the team discovered that two skeletons from a Viking burial site in the Orkney Islands were of Scottish ancestry. They also found evidence that there was...
  • London mayoral hopeful suspended for telling voters in 1997 ‘don’t vote for a Jew’

    09/14/2020 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 09/14/20 18:19 | Cnaan Lipshiz/JTA
    The United Kingdom’s fourth largest party suspended a candidate for mayor of London who was filmed in 1997 telling voters not to support a Jew. The Liberal Democrats suspended Geeta Sidhu-Robb, who was vying to become their candidate in London’s 2021 mayoral elections, the Jewish News of London reported. Over the weekend, a video emerged on Twitter showing her during her 1997 general election campaign for the constituency of Blackburn in northern England. In that campaign, Sidhu-Robb was running as a member of the Conservative Party against Jack Straw, a former Labour lawmaker. “Don’t vote for a Jew. Jack Straw...
  • BLM ROW Britain’s Got Talent: Diversity’s BLM routine now has over 10,000 Ofcom complaints – second most in a decade

    09/10/2020 1:47:35 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 14 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/10/2020 | Shan Ally
    The number of complaints has soared over the week after Ashley Banjo led the dance troupe for the raw performance on Saturday evening’s episode. The performance, which saw Jordan's brother Ashley lying on the floor with a white police officer kneeling on him, referenced the death of George Floyd in the US. There were also backing dancers performing dressed in riot gear and the group took the knee during the performance. Diversity’s powerful performance is now the second most complained about TV moment in a decade. The first is Roxanne Pallett’s Celebrity Big Brother ‘punchgate’ drama with former Corrie star...
  • Missing British hiker shows up at news conference held to find him

    09/10/2020 9:31:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | Sep 10, 2020 / 09:12 AM PDT
    An 80-year-old hiker missing for three days may have been just as surprised to learn that people were looking for him as they were when he showed up at his own press conference Tuesday. Harry Harvey, an experienced hiker, was walking in North Yorkshire, England when a “really heavy hailstorm” and “howling gale of wind” separated him from his group Sunday, according to the BBC Harvey said he saw search teams Sunday afternoon, but had no idea they were looking for him, the BBC reports. Police even used a helicopter to comb the countryside for the missing retiree. Aside from...
  • 1941: Josef Jakobs, the last executed in the Tower of London

    08/14/2020 6:24:33 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | April 15, 2020 | Headsman
    In its day, the Tower of London has seen off with many an illustrious head.* Its last use as an execution grounds occurred, all but invisibly, on this date in 1941, with the shooting of German spy Josef Jakobs. It’s safe to say that Jakobs won’t be competing with Anne Boleyn in the book sales department any time soon. He was, truth be told, barely a spy at all: parachuted into Huntingdonshire on January 31, 1941 with intent to reconnoiter, the guy was observed in his descent by (undoubtedly excited) local defense volunteers. They raced to the landing point but...
  • Third of English Schools Say Pupils Are Groomed by Criminal Drug Gangs

    08/11/2020 2:06:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/20 | Kurt Zindulka
    Criminal gangs have swept through so much of the educational system in England that staff at one-third of the country’s secondary schools believe gangs have groomed pupils, a report has found. A poll of teachers at almost 1,300 English schools found that drug dealers and other criminal gangs are controlling pupils as young as eight, with the rot spreading throughout the country and not just limited to urban areas. According to an analysis conducted by The Times - which covered schools with approximately 500,000 pupils - over 60 per cent of secondary schools have been forced to search pupils with...
  • Daily covid death count could be scrapped ( United Kingdom )

    08/10/2020 5:09:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9 August 2020 | Anna Mikhailova
    A review will examine reports that officials were "over-exaggerating” the number of deaths from coronavirus. The official Covid-19 daily death toll may never be brought back following an investigation into Public Health England's method of counting it, the Telegraph understands. The conclusions of the review, which was ordered by Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were "over-exaggerating” deaths from the virus, are expected this week. One expected recommendation would be to stop daily reporting altogether and move to a weekly official death toll instead ... a significant proportion of the daily out-of-hospital death toll relates to patients who recovered from...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How the Catholic church betrayed the dying

    07/30/2020 12:38:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Spectator ^ | August 1, 2020 | Mary Wakefield
    [Catholic Caucus] How the Catholic church betrayed the dying Of all the sad and surreal things to happen in the past few months, the Catholic church’s decision to abandon the dying was, for me, the worst. The Church of England abandoned its churches, forbidding first congregants then priests from setting foot in them, making it clear that in fact it actively dislikes church buildings. But the Catholic church in England betrayed the people who needed it most: the men and women who found themselves in the awful eye of the storm, dying of Covid-19 without family and, as it turned...
  • No known case of teacher catching coronavirus from pupils, says scientist

    07/21/2020 9:45:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    The Times ^ | Tuesday July 21 2020, 5.00pm BST | Mark McLaughlin, Marc Horne, Rosemary Bennett
    There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the government’s leading scientific advisers. Mark Woolhouse, a leading epidemiologist and member of the government’s Sage committee, told The Times that it may have been a mistake to close schools in March given the limited role children play in spreading the virus. Schools in England are preparing to reopen in full from September. Some primary year groups were invited back for lessons before the summer holidays but most pupils have had no face-to-face teaching for four months....
  • 2020’s latest scourge: 50-mile-wide swarm of flying ants

    07/20/2020 8:58:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    ny post ^ | 7/17/2020 | Laura Italiano
    From the year that brought us murder hornets, famine-inducing locusts and the global coronavirus pandemic, comes the latest airborne scourge: a 50-mile-wide swarm of flying, and mating, ants. The horny swarm currently copulating over England is so vast, it showed up on radar to the bafflement of meteorologists, the Telegraph reported Friday. Weather watchers initially believed the weird “droplets” on their radar screens were rain clouds. But that made no sense given the dry and otherwise cloudless weather being enjoyed below in London, Kent and Sussex, the report said. Britain’s Met office later cleared the mystery up in a tweet....
  • UK Government Panicking As Fraudulent COVID Death Count is Revealed

    07/18/2020 12:12:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | JULY 17, 2020 | 21WIRE
    Today the public have been told via the mainstream press that UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is now ‘looking into’ how data regarding coronavirus fatalities is being recorded. This, despite months of reporting by dissenting journalists who have been challenging the official government line . ... Dying *of* coronavirus? Or dying *with* coronavirus. The distinction is crucial, ... Public Health England confirmed that people who are dying of natural causes are also being counted as ‘COVID deaths’ by virtue of the fact that they had previously tested positive for the virus. Officials are calling this “a strange anomaly,” but it’s...
  • FCO advises against cruise ship travel (England)

    07/09/2020 1:06:32 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 11 replies
    Cruise Adviser ^ | July 9, 2020 | cruise adviser
    FCO advises against cruise ship travel Statement follows advice in March about over 70s and chronically ill The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a statement advising against cruise ship travel. The move is being seen as the government reinforcing the message that the cruise industry is not part of the wider travel industry being opened up from tomorrow. “The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against cruise ship travel at this time. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England. “The government will continue to review its cruise ship travel...
  • Man who planned to attack London gay pride march jailed for life (Mohiussunnath Chowdhury)

    07/09/2020 11:53:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 09 2020 | Staff
    A man found guilty of plotting terrorist attacks on crowded central London tourist attractions including a Gay Pride march was jailed for life on Thursday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, was told he must serve at least 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism. During his trial, Woolwich Crown Court heard how Chowdhury, from Luton north of London, divulged his plans to men he thought were his friends but who were in fact covert anti-terrorism officers. He told them he was considering targeting crowded central London tourist attractions and a Pride in London event, police said in a statement. “He also told...
  • 'That didn't last long': Arrests as revelers defy distancing rules after pubs reopen in England

    07/05/2020 6:31:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC 'News' via Yahoo ^ | 7/05/20 | Isobel van Hagen, Matteo Moschella
    LONDON - Lockdown restrictions were eased, the pubs opened and crowds flocked onto the streets of English cities Saturday, many ignoring social distancing rules and prompting complaints from the police. A number of arrests were made. John Apter, chair of the Police Federation for England and Wales, warned that it “crystal clear” that drunk people cannot social distance. Apter, who was on patrol in Southampton, a city on England’s south coast, wrote on Twitter that officers dealt with, “anti-social behavior, naked men, possession of class ‘A’ drugs, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks.” Elsewhere, in Brentwood, a small...