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Let's take it as read that 100k deaths to date is a lot, that The Daily Moan is a bit sensationalist, and that the name Professor Lockdown is a bit silly. But... With the rollout of the vaccine and...
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The University of York has stopped using the three wise monkeys to advertise a conference because; "Upon reflection, we strongly believe that our first poster [the monkeys] is not appropriate as its...
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I was an early adopter of the IPod, and until 5 years ago still had my original iPod classic until it gave up the ghost, so went with a Nano, which is starting to get temperamental and I fear won’t...
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A couple of weeks ago I checked my pressures and all 4 were only a PSI or two from the manufacturers recommendations so, of course, I increased them to the recommended amount. A week ago the tyre...
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The doom-mongering numbers from last Saturday, used to justify this unnecessary second lockdown, have proven to be false. Is this down to an innocent mistake, incompetence or something else? I can't...
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I have an incredibly narrow taste in music - Funk and Soul - and Robbie Vincent had a great show on Radio London in the 80s, and I've managed to find, and listen to, a few of his old shows on the...
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8870099/Drag-artist-Le-Gateau-Chocolat-handed-215k-coronavirus-culture-fund.html...
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***I'm watching it on catch-up - so please don't tell me the result*** Perez, who I've had a soft spot for ever since he produced a fantastic performance in the wet in a Sauber a few years ago, has...
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/29/exclusive-british-librarys-chief-librarian-claims-racism-creation/ According the the head of the British Library it is....
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8676875/Thousands-anti-maskers-believe-pandemic-HOAX-march-against-lockdown-London.html I think the measures adopted to combat Covid have been way way over the...
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Anybody been watching this today? I watched most of it, in between watching every Premiership Rugby game - god I've missed rugby. Did anybody see the Kohima Epitaph: "When you go home, tell them of us...
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Reports in some papers of people missing the 4am deadline by a couple of hours. There’s one person in a couple who made the deadline, but for some reason the other didn’t, so one has to quarantine and...
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God I've missed it. I will be watching every game this weekend - started last night with Quins, currently watching Exeter, who are looking awesome, and the main event later this afternoon Saracens...
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The wearing of masks/coverings could be made compulsory is shops and pubs. I understand how it could work in shops (even though I don’t think it’s necessary) but how would it work in pubs? Lifting the...
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I've just finished watching Amy, a fantastic documentary. Amy Winehouse hit my music bone square on. For me she was the most talented musical person in my lifetime - I loved her to bits, so was...
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What does that actually mean? To me it suggests withdrawing money, but given BLM want to abolish the police, why use a mealymouthed word such as ‘defunding’. Have BLM suggested an alternative to the...
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I’m not a big football fan, I notionally follow Charlton because my dad was a big fan and that’s where I lived as a youngster, but for me it’s rugby. I’ve been a Saracens season ticket holder for more...
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It's a link from the Daily Moan, so many, no doubt, will dismiss it out of hand, but for those that don't, and assuming the story is as reported, a radio presenter of 20 years has been suspended for...

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