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  • UK: Sex In Your House With A Person From Another Household Illegal From Today

    06/01/2020 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Mirror ^ | 05/31/20
    The government is introducing new measures that will mean 'gathering' with one or more people from outside your household, in a private space such as a house or flat, will be against the law in England. Sex in your house with someone from outside of your household is set to become illegal today.The government is introducing new lockdown measures in England that prevent people from socialising (or gathering) with one person from outside of their household in a private space.Up until now the person visiting a house for sex would have been the one in breach of the measures.But now both...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • English Channel: England's "Rio Grande"

    05/27/2020 6:33:29 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 19 replies
    US inc. ^ | May 27, 2020 | Allan Wall
    You might say that the English Channel created England.The English Channel enabled England to maintain its independence from Europe and develop a somewhat different culture. For example, the English legal system (which we Americans inherited) is different from the European civil law system. Militarily, the English Channel served as a natural moat that protected England from more than one invasion. Napoleon himself declared, “Let us be masters of the Channel for six hours, and we are masters of the world.” But he was unable to do that. And yet, if the current inhabitants of England (and the rest of the...
  • BBC4 history presenter Janina Ramirez says scrapping the channel will punish elderly viewers who rely on arts and culture shows

    05/26/2020 10:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hughes
    Axing BBC Four to boost youth television will deprive the elderly and vulnerable who rely on the arts and culture channel, a TV historian has warned. The channel is under threat of being closed or filled with repeats as speculation grows that the broadcaster plans to plough money into programmes for younger viewers. BBC Four, which most nights has fewer than a million viewers with an average age in their sixties, faces having the plug pulled just as the over-75s prepare to lose their free TV licences in August.
  • The forgotten hero of the Battle of Britain: How ridiculed WWII RAF fighter plane was far deadlier than it was ever given credit for, claims new book

    05/26/2020 10:03:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hines
    A World War II aircraft which was sent to a museum in 1944 was far deadlier than its reputation suggests, according to a historian. The Boulton Paul Defiant had a Rolls Royce Merlin engine - just like the acclaimed Spitfire and Hurricane - but it also had a second seat with a machine gun turret for blasting enemy bombers out of the sky. When it was first introduced into service, Luftwaffe pilots initially mistook the aircraft for a Hurricane and would attempt to roll in behind the aircraft to shoot it down only to be faced by its deadly Browning...
  • Do We Even Need a Shot Now? COVID-19 Is Vanishing So Quickly in the UK that Their Vaccine Test Might Be Useless

    05/25/2020 9:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/25/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Well, North Carolina’s COVID death toll has been slashed big league. Florida was supposed to be awash with new bodies. That prediction, which was infused with a ghoulish sense of glee from liberal media folks, was made eight weeks ago. It has not happened. The curve has been flattened, deaths are dropping, and the hospitalizations have stabilized. The health care system has pressure on it, but that’s no longer the case. It’s time to re-open. The initial intent of the lockdowns was to flatten the curve. It’s been flattened. Now, to no one’s surprise, the Democrats in charge of states...
  • Is Covid-19 Dying Out? Vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test successfully because hardly anyone is getting the virus

    05/24/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/24/2020 | John Hinderaker
    Is COVID-19 Dying Out? From the U.K. comes the extraordinary news that vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test their vaccines successfully because hardly anyone is getting the Wuhan virus: Hopes that a vaccine for the coronavirus could be ready by September are hanging in the balance, as the scientists developing it are concerned that a slowdown in the rate of infection in the general population could invalidate the human trials currently taking place.Prof. Adrian Hill, Director of the Oxford UniversityÂ’s Jenner Institute, has told The Telegraph that there is only a 50-50 chance that the vaccine his team...
  • Coronavirus pandemic could be over in the UK by September 30: Scientific model predicts virus will continue its steady decline with NO second wave

    05/23/2020 11:23:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:26 EDT, 23 May 2020 | Jack Elsom and Jemma Carr
    Coronavirus could be completely wiped out in the UK on September 30, according to modeling from scientists. A team at the Singapore University of Technology plotted data from the pandemic to pinpoint the date cases will die out in countries hardest hit by the disease. They predict a total eradication of the bug in Britain with no new cases — or a second wave — at all from the end of September. The US, where most COVID-19 deaths have been recorded, will extinguish the infection by November 11. The model predicts the trajectory of the spread of the virus over...
  • UK: NHS staff given Hydroxychloroquine to see if Trump-touted drug stops Coronavirus

    05/21/2020 9:38:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | 05/21/2020 | Lucy Jones, Digital Health & Fitness Reporter
    NHS staff are being given hydroxychloroquine to see if the anti-malaria drug stops coronavirus. Healthcare workers from Brighton and Oxford, who are all in contact with Covid-19 patients, will be part of a global trial to test the effects of the drug. It comes after US President Donald Trump faced a backlash this week after revealing he had been taking hydroxychloroquine, despite warnings it might be unsafe. The first UK participants in the global trial are being enrolled today at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. They will be given either hydroxychloroquine or...
  • Neil Ferguson's Imperial model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time

    05/19/2020 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/16/2020 | DAVID RICHARDS AND KONSTANTIN BOUDNIK
    In the history of expensive software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code. But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceutical interventions for Covid-19 which helped persuade the UK and other countries to bring in draconian lockdowns will supersede the failed Venus space probe and could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs...
  • McDonald's will reopen 30 drive-thrus next week with all 900 back in business by early June while Subway opens 600 eateries and more Burger Kings get set to welcome customers [UK/Ireland]

    05/12/2020 8:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:47 EDT, 12 May 2020 | Max Winters
    Fast food giant McDonald’s will open 30 drive-thrus next week — with plans for all 900 stores to be back in business by early June. The burger chain is opening 15 stores tomorrow for delivery only with next week’s larger opening an opportunity for them to test safety measures before a widespread reopening in the summer. High Street rivals Subway are opening 600 eateries today for third-party delivery and takeaway; and Burger King announced on Monday a further 35 branches are set to offer drive-through collection or delivery. When the McDonald’s stores reopen, there will be a Ł25-per-car limit, and...
  • Scientists Guiding UK And Sweden Response To Coronavirus Are Battling Online Over Who Was Right

    05/09/2020 11:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2020 | John Sexton
    You’ve probably heard it a thousand times by now. Everyone is saying that coronavirus responses should be guided by science. What this overlooks is that the scientists don’t all agree with one another. In fact, leading scientists from the UK and Sweden have been calling each other out online over the very different approaches taken by those two countries.You may remember that initially the UK seemed to be going for a herd immunity strategy. And then researcher Neil Ferguson presented his model which suggested hundreds of thousands of people would die if the UK stuck to that. And after...
  • 'Never give up, never despair': The Queen says VE Day generation would still recognise Britain's lock-downed nation in electrifying speech - exactly 75 years after her father marked the end of WWII in Europe

    05/09/2020 4:36:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2020 | Jack Wright
    The Queen was surrounded by historic personal mementos from the war years as she paid emotional tribute to the wartime generation in an electrifying speech on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Her aquamarine and diamond clip brooches were an 18th birthday present from her father King George VI in April 1944 - just over a year before the end of the conflict in Europe. The two art deco-style pieces, which the Queen wore separately in a diagonal setting, were made by Boucheron from baguette, oval and round diamonds and aquamarines. She also chose to wear the precious jewellery during...
  • UK woman files lawsuit: Had I known my baby could feel pain, I wouldn’t have aborted

    05/06/2020 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 5, 2020 | Nancy Flanders |
    A woman in the UK has filed a lawsuit asking that abortion businesses be required to inform women that their preborn babies are capable of feeling pain while being aborted. Ana-Marie Tudor said that if she had known the preborn baby she aborted at 23 weeks gestation could feel pain she would not have chosen abortion, and since she was not give this information on fetal pain, she claims she was incapable of giving her fully informed consent for the abortion. Abortion businesses do not tell women their preborn children can feel pain and they do not give any form...
  • Farage Slams ‘Out of Touch’ Mainstream Media Saying People No Longer Care About Immigration

    05/03/2020 6:52:50 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/20
    Nigel Farage has slammed the mainstream media for suggesting that the public no longer cares about mass migration or what he has to say about it in a video message. The Brexit Party leader’s riposte was prompted, in particular, by an article by Sunday Times journalist Sarah Baxter titled ‘The old Nigel Farage immigrant song sounds way off key’, in which she chastised him for his statements taking the government to task for failing to turn back the boatloads of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel from infectious French encampments.... “I wonder, who is out of touch here? Is it...
  • Weymouth woman 'threw unexploded WW2 bomb across garden'

    05/03/2020 11:15:41 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | May 3, 2020 | BBC
    A woman who dug up an unexploded World War Two bomb in her garden said she threw it across the lawn for her dog before she realised what it was. Lulu Cirillo, 49, was gardening at her home in Weymouth when her spade struck the bomb 10in (25.4cm) down. She thought it was a large stone and took it inside before taking to Facebook to ask people what they thought it was. The bomb was detonated on Weymouth Beach at about 21:00 BST on Saturday. When Ms Cirillo dug the device up, she initially thought her pet Shih Tzu Cica...
  • Drivers queue round the block for the ONLY Burger King drive-through open in the UK — as health chiefs warn over 'worrying' rise in traffic to highest since lockdown started and Wetherspoon's plans to reopen its pubs 'in or around June'

    04/29/2020 4:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:01 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Jack Maidment
    Drivers have queued round the block at the only Burger King drive-through open in the UK after health chiefs today warned that “worrying” data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began. Staff at the fast food restaurant in Havant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms as they handed burgers and fries to customers in Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon. It comes as the Director of Heath Protection for Public Health England (PHE), Yvonne Doyle, said there were more motorists than on March 23 — the day the lockdown started. She told the daily Downing Street...
  • U-turn on trans toilets in schools: Parents force council to pull guidance allowing transgender pupils to use girls' loos and dormitories [Warwickshire UK]

    04/29/2020 11:38:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:51 EDT, 26 April 2020 | Liz Hull
    Parents have forced a council to pull guidance to schools which allowed transgender pupils to use girls’ toilets and dormitories. Warwickshire County Council said it had withdrawn its “Trans toolkit”, which offered advice to 300 schools, and placed it under review. Parents were furious that schools were being told to allow transitioning pupils to “sleep where they feel most comfortable” and use whichever toilets they wanted. Tessa McInnes, 50, who has two children in Warwickshire schools, told the Times: “The equal rights of girls are simply discounted and disregarded in this guidance. If they express any discomfort about a male...
  • America Has a Jared Kushner Problem

    04/25/2020 11:52:21 PM PDT · by gundisalvus · 25 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 24, 2020 | Pedro Gonzalez
    After President Trump announced he would be suspending immigration to the United States to protect the jobs and wages of millions of newly unemployed workers during the pandemic, the Spectator USA reported an “internal battle” broke out in the White House. Sources familiar with the situation told the Spectator that Kushner “is one of the loudest voices pushing back on a full ban and is seeking to carve out exemptions for refugees, temporary workers under the H1B visa program, and farmworkers under the H-2A visa program.” If that’s true, then Kushner achieved a total victory. The ban applies only to...
  • Large-scale human trial of potential COVID-19 vaccine kicks off at Oxford today

    04/24/2020 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/24/2020 | BY IMTIAZ TYAB
    London — In the global scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine, a select number of human trials are now under way, but it's scientists from England's University of Oxford who appear most confident that they're onto a cure. Professor Sarah Gilbert heads the Oxford team behind the potential vaccine being developed in partnership with the Jenner Institute. She's said it has an "80% chance" of success, and it could be available for wide use by the public as soon as September. Human trials of the vaccine began Thursday in Oxford. It will be administered to 510 healthy volunteers between the ages...