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  • When Did Plague Reach Britain? Archaeologists Find Earliest Victims

    05/30/2023 3:47:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 30, 2023 | Ruth Schuster
    New paper detects plague bacteria in three of 34 bodies they tested in Britain, all dating to about 4,000 years ago. Research has also found good news for rat loversThough it is rare today, we remain gripped by fear of plague. There is no vaccine against it, though it is treatable with antibiotics as it’s caused by bacteria. It wasn’t treatable at all before the era of modern medicine, and periodically sowed terror and death throughout Eurasia and the Middle East. But the burning questions of the day are: When did it emerge, and when did it first reach Britain?...
  • ‘Shocking’ figures show 8% of muggings result in a charge, say Lib Dems (England)

    05/29/2023 7:25:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies ^ | May 28, 2023 | Peter Walker
    Slightly more than 30,000 muggings in England and Wales did not even result in a suspect being identified by police last year, research released by the Liberal Democrats has shown. Just 8% of all offences of robbery of personal property reported to the police last year saw someone being charged, the data from the House of Commons library research showed. West Midlands police were the worst performing force by this metric, with 4% of robberies reported to its officers in 2022 leading to a charge, followed by Northamptonshire at 5%, with the Avon and Somerset and the Hampshire forces both...
  • Green Madness: Labour Party to Ban All New Gas and Oil Projects in North Sea

    05/28/2023 7:08:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2023 | Kurt Zindulka
    The left-wing Labour Party is reportedly prepping plans to ban all new oil and gas developments in the North Sea and only provide loans and investments to so-called green projects. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who is widely predicted to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom, is set to make the green agenda a central feature of his pitch to voters in the upcoming general election.
  • Angry commuters unleash on climate protesters blocking traffic as cops watch

    05/26/2023 6:44:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/26/2023 | Peter Aitken, Fox News
    Climate protesters in the U.K. blocked traffic in London on Tuesday, grinding the city to a halt and prompting so much anger that commuters attacked them. Just Stop Oil protesters organized several marches across the city, aiming to disrupt traffic. The protests occurred at a number of bridges, including the Tower and London bridges, according to TMX News. The protest reiterated the group’s demands for Britain to immediately stop all new oil and gas production, usually employing a number of provocative protests that involve the destruction of famous art or private property to gain attention and outrage the public.
  • Trans Tyranny: Christian Teacher Banned from Profession After Calling Students ‘Girls’ in Classroom

    05/24/2023 8:45:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2023 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Regulators in Britain have banned a Christian teacher from the profession for life for “misgendering” a student, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. The Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA) has ruled that Joshua Sutcliffe, 33, formerly of the Cherwell School at Oxford, should be banned from the teaching profession for failing to use the so-called preferred pronouns of a girl student who identified as a boy, which they claimed amounted to not providing the pupil with “dignity and respect”. Sutcliffe admitted that there was an instance in which he praised a group...
  • London Mayor’s Transport Team Bans Whites from Internships

    05/22/2023 1:39:20 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    National Pulse ^ | May 23 | Jake Welch
    Transport for London (TFL) – the government arm responsible for travel across Britain’s capital city – has banned white people from applying to internships. The organization – whose chairman is London Mayor Sadiq Khan – now only accepts applications from only ethnic minorities. The organization’s website states, to apply to the Stuart Ross Communications Internship, “you must be of Black, Asian and minority ethnic background, defined as having some African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian or other non-white heritage.” The Stuart Ross Internship has been excluding “non-whites” for a number of years already, with many graduates of the scheme going on to work...
  • Dorothy Levitt - A Racing Car Fast British Babe Who Loved Freedom And Advised Lady Drivers: "Don't Forget Your Gun."

    05/16/2023 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 12 replies ^ | 17th May, 2023 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    British journalist and racing driver Dorothy Levitt died 101 years ago on May 17 1922 with a unique catalogue of achievements. She was the first British woman racing driver, holder of the world’s first water speed record, the women’s world land speed record holder, and an author. She advised women drivers: Don’t be afraid of your car. Dress well. Don’t forget your gun. You can fix your own car.
  • Terrifying gang of 21 hooded thugs 'terrorise' frightened locals in leafy UK town

    05/07/2023 1:26:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies ^ | Fri, May 5, 2023 | By ASTHA SAXENA
    A terrifying gang of 21 hooded thugs has been terrorising the residents of a leafy Worcestershire town, forcing the elderly to stay inside their homes. The, group estimated to have members aged between 12 and 16, was captured on camera loitering outside a family home in Malvern Link. According to the locals, the mob has been threatening people with knives and throwing stones at houses. They are also urinating in neighbouring gardens, stealing, and setting fires through people's letterboxes. Eight officers issued five dispersal notices to some of the teenagers, meaning they could not visit the train station for up...
  • Tories suffer 'terrible' night with English local election losses

    05/05/2023 3:56:27 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 30 replies
    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives were facing a bleak set of local election results with voters punishing his party over political scandals, sluggish economic growth and high inflation, early results showed on Friday. While governing parties often struggle at mid-term elections, the council results in England will be the largest, and possibly last, test of voter sentiment before the next general election which is expected to be held in 2024. The Conservative Party suffered a net loss of 144 seats on local councils that were up for re-election, the early results showed. The main opposition Labour Party, which is...
  • Could King Charles be the last monarch of Britain?

    05/04/2023 9:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    The Associated Press is reporting that King Charles of Great Britain has an unpleasant surprise waiting for him when his royal entourage conducts its procession to his coronation on Saturday. An anti-monarchy group known as “Republic” will be dressed in bright yellow costumes and they plan to chant “Not My King” as Charles passes by. They claim that more than 1,500 people will join their ranks. And to add a bit more insult to injury, the protest will take place at the feet of a statue of his namesake, King Charles I, who was deposed in 1649 and had his...
  • A Woman For Freedom - Margaret Thatcher

    05/04/2023 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | 4th May, 2023, American rime | Ozguy1945
    Margaret Thatcher became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom forty-four years ago today on May 4, 1979. She fully understood how freedom is at the core of the many factors we must consider in protecting national strength. Her words prove it: "I love argument. I love debate. " “……… no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.” ” …….. we must build a society in which we encourage rather than restrict the variety and richness of...
  • Andrew Bridgen MP is EXPELLED from Tory Party after comparing Covid jabs to the Holocaust

    04/26/2023 6:22:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 26 | Harry ColeJack Elsom
    ANDREW Bridgen has been thrown out of the Tories for good after comparing Covid vaccines to the Holocaust, the Sun can reveal. The MP for North West Leicestershire has already had the Conservative whip removed - but bosses have now also expelled him as an ordinary member. In a statement Mr Bridgen claimed it was an issue of "freedom of speech" - and declared his intention to stand at the next election. The MP has been forced to sit as an independent after Chief Whip Simon Hart furiously booted him from the Tory parliamentary cohort in January. It came after...
  • London: Angry motorist confronts "Just Stop Oil" protestors blocking road, police MOVE him away

    04/25/2023 2:52:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    twitter ^ | April 25 | EssexPR
    @EssexPR This is absolutely pathetic @metpoliceuk, no wonder we have a lawless London. My god, we are doomed. @MayorofLondon, @SadiqKhan Clip ...
  • 1849: Sarah Harriet Thomas, the last female juvenile hanged in Great Britain

    04/20/2023 6:37:49 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies ^ | April 20, 2020 | Richard Clark
    Sarah’s was to be Bristol‘s final public hanging on the flat roof of the gatehouse of New Gaol in Cumberland Road. She was a house maid to sixty one year old Miss Elizabeth Jefferies, who according to Sarah, did not treat her well and had locked her in the kitchen all night among other perceived abuses. There was almost certain to be conflict between a cranky, elderly spinster and a rebellious young girl and this culminated in Sarah bludgeoning Miss Jefferies to death with a large stone as she slept, on the night of Sunday the 4th of March 1849....
  • Camilla’s Son Demands ‘Right to Protest’ King Charles’ Coronation, Trashes Menu

    04/20/2023 2:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2023 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles is dishing out his opinion on his mother’s forthcoming coronation with husband King Charles. The food critic, 48, first touched upon the reported “Not My King” protests that are set to go down on May 6 in the United Kingdom — the date of the monarchs’ crownings. “Everyone has the right to think what they want,” he told the News Agents podcast in a recent interview. “We live in, thankfully, a free country,” Parker Bowles explained, adding that if citizens want to protest “that’s their right to do so.”
  • 12 Items at a Feast of Henry VIII

    04/20/2023 3:27:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 53 replies
    Henry VIII, who ruled England from 1509 until his death in 1547, was known for his voracious appetite. Portraits of Henry show a man almost as wide as he was tall. When he wasn't marrying, divorcing, or beheading his wives (he was on his sixth marriage when he died at age 58), this medieval ruler dined like a glutton. He enjoyed banquets so much that he extended the kitchen of Hampton Court Palace to fill 55 rooms. The 200 members of the kitchen staff provided meals of up to 14 courses for the 600 people in the king's court. Here...
  • UK Minister: Jail Social Media Bosses Who Fail to Censor ‘Harmful’ Content

    04/20/2023 9:21:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2023 | PETER CADDLE
    Social media bosses who fail to censor “harmful” content on their sites should be jailed, plans announced by a UK minister have stipulated. Technology and Science Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced plans to see social media executives thrown in jail should they fail to censor so-called “harmful” content on their websites. The jail threat is to be part of the UK’s Online Safety Bill, a widespread censorship plan that some tech giants claim will also effectively ban end-to-end encryption for private internet users.
  • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says 100% of women do not have a penis putting himself at odds with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

    04/16/2023 5:44:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    AOL ^ | 04/16/2023
    Rishi Sunak has said he believes that 100 per cent of women do not have penises. The prime minister has put himself at odds with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer by declaring that 100 per cent of women do not have male genitals. By contrast, Sir Keir earlier this month suggested that as many as one in every thousand women has a penis. Asked whether it is true that 100 per cent of women do not have a penis, in an interview with Tory-supporting website Conservative Home, Mr Sunak said: “Yes, of course.” He added: “We should always have compassion...
  • After 18 years, Europe's largest nuclear reactor to start regular output on Sunday

    04/15/2023 8:26:05 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-15 | By Essi Lehto
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor, Europe's largest, will begin regular output on Sunday, its operator said on Saturday, boosting energy security in a region to which Russia has cut gas and power supplies. Nuclear power remains controversial in Europe, primarily due to safety concerns, and news of OL3's start-up comes as Germany on Saturday switches off its last three remaining reactors, while Sweden, France, Britain and others plan new developments. OL3's operator Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), which is owned by Finnish utility Fortum and a consortium of energy and industrial companies, has said the unit is...
  • Oil and gas platforms will be brought to ‘standstill’ in walkout by 1,300 offshore staff

    04/07/2023 1:38:19 PM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    City AM ^ | 4/7/23
    More that 1,300 offshore workers are to stage a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay. Unite warned that dozens of oil and gas platforms will be brought to a “standstill” by the walkout from April 24. The union has previously warned of a “tsunami” of industrial unrest in the offshore sector over pay and conditions. Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “Oil and gas companies in the offshore sector are enjoying record windfall profits. “There’s no question that contractors and operators can easily afford to give Unite members a decent pay rise. “The scale of corporate greed in the...