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  • London's Golden Age: Stunning photochrom images reveal the grand and glorious capital bustling with life in the 1890s when Britain was the biggest global power and really did rule the waves

    02/26/2021 7:16:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2021 | Harry Howard
    London's Piccadilly Circus has long been famed for the constant streams of cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians which navigate it every day. Now a stunning photochrom image shows how, even in the 19th century, the interchange was extremely busy - but was thronged with horses and carriages and smartly dressed men and women instead of what we see today. The colour photo - produced using a method invented in the 1880s - is among a collection showing Victorian London in all its splendour which has been released by the US Library of Congress.
  • HSBC says customers who refuse to wear a face mask will have their accounts withdrawn

    01/14/2021 9:19:19 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 53 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 1/12/2021 | Emma Munbodh
    HSBC has issued a warning to customers as retailers step up coronavirus safety measures amid a further 1,243 deaths. The lender - which also owns First Direct and Marks & Spencer bank - said customers who break the law could forfeit their bank account. Speaking to The Mirror, a spokesman said face masks are mandatory in all branches as per government guidelines. Those who refuse to comply will be refused service and could have their bank accounts withdrawn. Jackie Uhi, head of branch network, HSBC UK said: "Our branch colleagues are key workers, continuing to go to work in our...
  • Woman Arrested For Exposing Empty Hospital In ‘Covid Hotspot’

    01/05/2021 8:08:11 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 33 replies
    A woman was arrested by police in the UK after she filmed a video inside an almost completely empty hospital and posted it online. The clip shows the woman walking through virtually empty corridors and filming empty wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. “This is a disgrace…it is so dead…all the people in our country desperately waiting for treatment, cancer treatment heart disease, honestly this is making me so angry,” she states as she films a row of empty waiting chairs.
  • Britannia rules the waves again: Boris Johnson's £16bn defence splurge will make UK 'greatest naval power in Europe' once more

    11/21/2020 1:18:11 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 32 replies
    Britain will become Europe's greatest naval power again after a £16.5billion boost to defence spending, Boris Johnson vowed yesterday. The Prime Minister said he would 'restore Britain's position' as the ruler of the waves rather than allow the UK to 'curl up in our island and leave the task to our friends'. Billions of pounds of the extra defence cash would go towards the next generation of warships, including advanced new Type 32 frigates which will be armed with lasers.
  • I'm a huge fan of giving power to Brussels, said Brown policy adviser

    08/08/2007 10:43:38 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 23 replies · 484+ views
    The Times ^ | August 6, 2007 | Dominic Maxwell
    Britain’s seat at the UN Security Council will eventually be handed to the European Union, Lord Malloch Brown, the Foreign Office Minister, has suggested. The former diplomat was brought in by Gordon Brown to help to overhaul foreign policy was already under fire for suggesting that Britain and America would no longer be “joined at the hip”. He faces fresh controversy after it emerged that last October, when he was Deputy General Secretary of the UN, he spoke approvingly of growing EU representation on a visit to Brussels last October. According to a report by the EU Observer, he told...
  • Over 19K Fraudulent IDs Seized by CBP Officers in Chicago(FLASHBACK July 27, 2020)

    11/06/2020 2:35:41 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | July 27, 2020 |
    CHICAGO–Fraudulent driver’s licenses, which are used for criminal activity or fraud, continue to be found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the International Mail Facility (IMF) at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. ID Since the beginning of the year to June 30, CBP officers at the IMF have seized 1,513 shipments with fraudulent documents- a total of 19,888 counterfeit US drivers’ licenses. The majority of these shipments were arriving from China and Hong Kong, with other seized shipments arriving from Great Britain and South Korea. The driver’s licenses were for various people in different states with a vast...
  • Serial scammer, 33, who told widower, 72, she loved him before he gifted her £45,000 in cash is jailed for 22 months after stealing a further £8,000 using his bank card.

    09/22/2020 3:34:37 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2020 | Georgia Simcox
    A con-artist who accepted £45,000 in cash gifts from a widower with dementia after telling him 'sob stories' about being homeless has been jailed for stealing more than £8,000 from his account. Susan Geary, 33, mercilessly preyed on the lonely 72-year-old, texting him that she loved him, wanted to live with him and they had a 'great and true love'. The victim, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, regularly gifted her cash sums which totalled £45,000 over several months. He said that he did it because he felt sorry for who he knew as 'Belinda Amy' - Geary's two middle names -...
  • COP OUT Female PC who performed sex acts on married foot fetish sergeant while on duty KEEPS her job.

    08/19/2020 10:13:02 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | August 13, 2020 | Ben Hill
    A FEMALE police officer was today allowed to keep her job - despite having on-duty sex games with a married sergeant. PC Jemma Dicks, 28, performed oral sex on Sergeant Adam Reed, 40, in a police station during a 10-month fling. But despite being found guilty of gross misconduct PC Dicks was allowed to keep her job after being issued a final written warning. Reed had also admitted to having a "foot fetish" and the station sex but quit the South Wales force ahead of the hearing.
  • PC Jemma Dicks and ex-Sgt Adam Reed in misconduct charges.

    08/05/2020 8:41:02 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    South Wales Argus ^ | August 4, 2020 | Ian Craig
    A POLICE officer from Ebbw Vale and a former sergeant are facing a disciplinary hearing after being accused of performing sex acts in a police station. PC Jemma Dicks, 28, of Ebbw Vale, and former Sergeant Adam Reed, 40, of Pontprennau, Cardiff, allegedly carried out the sex acts at "various locations and dates" in Cardiff Central station over ten months. Sgt Reed, 40, is also accused of taking covert photographs of another woman officer's feet with PC Dicks in his station sergeant's office. South Wales Police say Sgt Reed was challenged about taking the secret feet pictures without consent and...
  • Historical Ignorance and Confederate Generals

    07/22/2020 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 654 replies ^ | July 22, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    The Confederacy has been the excuse for some of today's rioting, property destruction and grossly uninformed statements. Among the latter is the testimony before the House Armed Services Committee by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in favor of renaming Confederate-named military bases. He said: "The Confederacy, the American Civil War, was fought, and it was an act of rebellion. It was an act of treason, at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution." There are a few facts about our founding that should be acknowledged. Let's start...
  • Stab City No one dares speak the truth about young black men stabbing each other to death on the streets of London.

    02/22/2020 1:04:41 PM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | Katie Hopkins
    Four stabbings in four East London locations within ninety minutes and it doesn’t even make the news. That tells you a lot about the state of London (or Stab City, as it is increasingly known). The British Capital is witness to daily violence that is as unrelenting as it is overwhelming. Under the Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, homicides are the highest in a decade and knife crime offenses are at record highs. It is against this backdrop that these horrific stabbings have become something of everyday life for Londoners, too mundane to trouble a newsdesk and too routine for a...
  • 11 rifles and thousands of bullets lost or stolen from Army, MOD admits amid fears they could be in hands of criminals

    12/30/2019 2:44:28 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 51 replies via telegraph ^ | 29 December 2019 | Verity Bowman
    Over 1,000 bullets and 11 guns have been lost or stolen from the Army, the Ministry of Defence has admitted amid fears they could be in the hands of criminals. The missing munitions, including eight rifles and 1,000 rounds of ammunition taken in one burglary from a Merseyside army cadet facility, all disappeared within twelve months, a Sky News investigation found. The news comes just weeks after the Telegraph revealed hundreds of unexploded munitions had been found in Scotland over the past three years. Land mines, grenades and flares have all been recovered, including several in the city centres of...
  • The British Effort to Kill American Football (A History Lesson)

    11/27/2019 4:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 27, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    "That the conduct of England with regard to America has been altogether unjustifiable." This was the resolution the Debating Society at Marlborough College -- the British prep school later attended by the current Duchess of Cambridge -- took up on Oct. 23, 1865. Edward H. Moeran argued against the proposition and won -- with 18 judges voting for him and only 8 voting against. Fortunately, he was not as persuasive when he later tried to terminate American football. Moeran, born in Ireland, captained the rugby and cricket teams at Marlborough and then attended Trinity College Dublin. In 1870, he moved...
  • UK Schools to Teach 4-Year-Olds How to Masturbate

    09/29/2019 4:40:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/24/19 | Jules Gomes
    Bishops push back against graphic pro-LGBT sex ed curriculumLONDON ( - Four-year-olds in English schools are to have lessons in "how we touch our own and each other's bodies" under the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) program which will become compulsory in September 2020. The "All About Me" sex education curriculum for Reception (age 4–5) instructs teachers to give children "the opportunity to explore a variety of different touch and feel sensations" and allow them "to decide which they like and dislike." Children in this age group will also be taught the names of private parts like "penis and...
  • Islamophobia: Conservative Party Members Suspended Over Posts [UK]

    09/24/2019 5:54:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/20/19 | Alex Forsyth
    A number of Conservative Party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic material online. The BBC highlighted over 20 new cases to the party, who said all those found to be members who shared or supported anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and Facebook were suspended immediately. However, the officials would not reveal the exact number of members suspended. A Conservative spokesman said the party was now "establishing the terms" of an investigation into the wider issue. But Baroness Warsi, the former Tory chairwoman who was the UK's first female Muslim cabinet minister, accused her party of "backsliding". There have...
  • Hoo boy. The UK “gender stereotype” rules are up and running

    08/15/2019 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | August 15, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Following complaints from the public over the past couple of years, the UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has implemented new rules for television and print advertising. The purpose of these regulations is to eliminate “harmful gender stereotyping” in ads. If that phrase leaves you scratching your head, don’t worry. You’re not alone.In any event, the first two “harmful” ads have been banned from the airwaves. They were from Volkswagen and Philadelphia cream cheese. So what were they depicting? Child abuse? Violence against women? Racism? Nope. One was a shot of a woman sitting in the park next to a baby...
  • Beer with ‘sexist’ names banned by CAMRA from Great British Beer Festival 2019

    08/09/2019 1:09:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies ^ | Aug. 7, 2019 | RHONA SHENNAN
    The decision is designed to make women at the event feel more welcomed (Photo: Shutterstock)In an effort to combat discriminatory attitudes at the Great British Beer Festival, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has banned beers that feature sexist names or imagery. The event kicked off yesterday (Tue 6 Aug) and runs until Saturday at London’s Olympia. Banned beers The sale of a number of drinks has been banned by CAMRA, like those named Dizzy Blonde, Slack Alice, Leg-Spreader and Village Bike. With over 1,000 beers, ciders and perries available at the festival, they’ve all been checked to make sure...
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatism’s best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been “vanquished” after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke’s blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • 'Lion of London Bridge' who was stabbed eight times as he confronted terrorist attackers '(tr)

    07/01/2019 6:08:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2019 | Harry Howard
    Full title: "'Lion of London Bridge' who was stabbed eight times as he confronted terrorist attackers 'is put on anti-terror watch list after far-right extremists contacted him'" The 'Lion of London Bridge' who was hailed a hero for fighting off knife-wielding jihadis during the terror attack said he is on an anti-terror watch list after being contacted by far-right anti-Islam supporters. Roy Larner, 49, screamed, 'f*** you, I'm Millwall,' as he took on the knife murderers when they struck in June 2017 while he was enjoying a pint in the Black & Blue restaurant in Borough Market, in Southwark, south-east London. But...
  • Woman (BasedAmy) Bursts Trump Blimp.

    President Donald Trump’s UK State Visit has prompted a ring of steel has been put in place outside the US Ambassador's residence in Regent's Park in London, with cops implementing strict safety measures. The President will also enjoy the protection of state-of-the-art security equipment and staff. An eight-foot-high temporary steel mesh fence has been placed on the road between Winfield House and London's Central Mosque…