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  • Is this Britain's biggest ever rat? Exterminator says he has broken record by catching monster [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:32:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    A pest controller has snared a monster 21-inch long rat he believes is the biggest ever caught in Britain. Terry Walker, 53, was working with his trusty dog Max when they trapped the enormous creature as it was shuffling from beneath some rubbish behind a row of shops in Bournemouth on Friday. The catch means Mr Walker has regained the record he lost last year to rival exterminator Daren George.
  • Steve Bannon Smuggled Into Oxford Union As Angry Liberals Protests Outside

    11/17/2018 11:04:57 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-17 21:00 | Pippa Crerar
    Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was smuggled into the Oxford Union talk by British police to avoid angry liberal protesters.
  • Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes

    11/16/2018 6:14:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 94 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/16/2018 | Ethan Huff
    In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.” A situation that can only...
  • The queen once found a slug in her salad and sent the chef a brutal note

    11/16/2018 7:27:40 AM PST · by ETL · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Stacey Leasca | Travel + Leisure
    If there’s one thing you probably want to avoid as a member of the Royal household staff it’s getting on Queen Elizabeth’s bad side. Especially, if you’re her personal chef. In the new book, "Dinner at Buckingham Palace," written by former royal servant Charles Oliver, he reveals that the queen was royally peeved when she bit into her dinner salad only to find a slug in her greens. (Honestly, can you blame her for being mad?)According to Oliver, the queen and Prince Philip regularly eat their meals with notepads so they can send their suggestions back to the kitchen. This time,...
  • Red Britain Looms

    11/16/2018 5:34:58 AM PST · by Salman · 28 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 15, 2018 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Thanks to the current imbroglio over Brexit, Britain could soon be Venezuela without the oil or the warm weather. The stunning incompetence of the last two Tory prime ministers, David Cameron and Theresa May, might result in a Labour government, one led by Jeremy Corbyn, a man who has long admired Hugo Chavez for having reminded him—though not the people of Venezuela—what governments can do for the poor and the achievement of social justice. Corbyn’s second in command, John McDonnell, would, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, be in charge of the economy. Only five years ago, he said that the...
  • Birmingham [UK]: 400-strong vigilante mob forms to tackle crime "No trust in police"

    11/14/2018 7:46:55 PM PST · by NotaLowTBoomer · 44 replies
    Vigilante group of almost 400 people join forces to tackle crime in their area after spate of violent attacks left them with 'no trust in the police' 'We Stand Determined' is attempting to stop a wave of crime in Birmingham The group originally asked for more police officers but failed to get them Men and women are patrolling the streets after violent robberies and attacks
  • Ethnic London Neighborhood Asks for Litter Pickup Volunteers, LOOK Who Shows up

    11/14/2018 12:47:46 PM PST · by gaijin · 37 replies
    Twitter, Milennial Womp Womp | Nov 14th, 2018 | MWW
    <p>In London the neighborhood of Hackney is just 30% white.</p> <p>Notice any anomaly about the people who volunteered..?</p>
  • Royal Rumble: Why the Queen lost her cool with granddaughter-in-law Meghan Markle

    11/11/2018 9:57:33 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 79 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | November 9, 2018 | DNA Web Team
    It appears that Meghan Markle had a tiff with her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth before her wedding. According to reports in The Sun, the Queen and Meghan had a row over her choice of headgear at the wedding. Meghan had reportedly picked a tiara with emeralds but she was told she couldn't wear it given its history couldn't be established and that it might have originated Russia. When Harry got worked up when his sweet princess didn't get what she desired, the Queen had to step in and is quoted saying: "Meghan cannot have whatever she wants.... She gets the tiara she's...
  • Discovery of velvet bag may solve gory mystery of Walter Raleigh’s missing head

    11/03/2018 7:33:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 28, revised October 31, 2018 | David Batty
    A red silk velvet bag found in the attic of West Horsley Place, former home of Raleigh’s son, could have been used by Raleigh’s widow to carry around his embalmed head, according to the stately home and a historical costume expert. Accounts of the beheading at the palace of Westminster, London, on 29 October 1618 record that the head was placed in a red bag, and that it and his body, wrapped in his nightgown, were taken away in a mourning coach by his widow. ...One biographer claimed his widow, Elizabeth, formerly Bess Throckmorton, a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I, had...
  • Wreck of the first US ship to defeat the Royal Navy in home waters before she sank in 1779 [tr]

    11/01/2018 6:28:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | James Wood
    British satellite historians claim to have discovered the true location of an iconic American revolutionary ship which defeated the Royal Navy off the Yorkshire coast. The famous vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, was the first US ship to beat the Royal Navy in British waters before she sank on September 24, 1779. The location of the wreck has long been a mystery, but now a British satellite historian from Harrogate claims to have found it. Tim Akers, 60, used pioneering satellite radar techniques alongside British satellite firm Merlin Burrows to track down the buried vessel.
  • David Attenborough says the BBC still needs 'white men explaining things' to audiences

    10/04/2018 6:30:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Helena Horton
    Sir David Attenborough has said the BBC still needs “white men explaining things” in television programmes, after the editor of BBC Four said “the era of that has passed.” The Blue Planet presenter gently contradicted Cassian Harrison, who told the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August: “There’s a mode of programming that involves a presenter, usually white, middle-aged and male, standing on a hill and ‘telling you like it is.’ “We all recognise the era of that has passed.” Newsnight’s Evan Davis asked: "I don't know if you heard in August, Cassian Harrison, the editor of BBC Four, said the...
  • Human body parts being stockpiled in their hundreds of tonnes by NHS-contracted waste firm

    10/04/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A company contracted by the NHS to dispose of waste has been stockpiling hundreds of tonnes of human body parts, a leaked document has revealed. NHS England memos obtained by the Health Service Journal show that Healthcare Environment Services Ltd - attached to up to 50 NHS trusts - has allowed amputated limbs, infectious liquids, refuse linked to cancer treatment and other hazardous materials to build up at its five waste handling sites. It sparked health and social care secretary Matt Hancock to chair a COBRA meeting last month, during which he ordered Ł1million to be set aside to help...
  • UK urged to deny entry to pro-Trump preacher who claims gay people ‘steal children’

    09/26/2018 8:24:20 PM PDT · by granada · 15 replies
    Pink news UK ^ | 20th September 2018 | Nick Duffy
    UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been urged to block a visit from a US preacher who claims that gay people ‘steal children.’ Franklin Graham, the head of Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, and the son of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, is set to visit the UK this weekend to attend the Lancashire Festival of Hope event in Blackpool.  His presence has been sharply criticised by local figures due to Graham’s archaic views. Graham, who has close ties to the Trump administration and preached at his inauguration, has previously praised Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws and told crowds in Russia that...
  • Police ‘Too Busy With Online Spats for Serious Crime’ (UK)

    09/25/2018 2:59:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/24/2018 | Liam Deacon
    UK Police are too busy responding to trivial social media spats to tackle serious crime, the new head of the Police Federation has said, after years of forces encouraging “hate crime” reports for offensive comments. Officers on the street still have a “desperation to do the job and very often they can’t because their hands are tied,” according to chairman John Apter who represents 120,000 rank-and-file officers. He argued that the focus on new types of crime, including cyber and “hate offences,” can come at the expense of traditional police work. Both need addressing, he said, but not one at...
  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • Muslims Want British Government to Ban Franklin Graham

    09/17/2018 9:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the British government to ban renowned evangelist Franklin Graham because they allege his views on Islam and same-sex marriage violate the nation's hate speech laws. Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is scheduled to lead a series of religious gatherings beginning Sept. 21. "In the past the government has banned individuals whom they claim are 'not conducive to the public good.' Mr. Graham's remarks are on record and clearly demonstrate a hatred for Muslims and other minorities," the organization said in a statement. One government leader...
  • Traffic warden 'living in fear' after being savagely beaten 'for doing his job'

    09/17/2018 3:01:16 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 23 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/17/2018 | Mollie Mansfield Amber Hicks
    A traffic warden is living in fear of reprisal after being savagely beaten "for doing his job." Charlie Weston was left lying helplessly on the floor as a group of men repeatedly stamped on his head after he approached a car to give it a ticket. The 21-year-old admits he feels "lucky to be alive" after the ordeal which happened in Birmingham and left his face splattered with blood. He had been inspecting cars in the road for 10 minutes when the incident unfolded. Charlie was kicked in the throat and had his head stamped on before his attackers allegedly...
  • Game over for America:...after the crash, the US economy...but its self-confidence has not...

    09/15/2018 7:05:28 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 15, 2018 | FREDDY GRAY DEPUTY EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
    One of the funnier comedy Trump videos on YouTube is a montage, made before he became president, of all the times Trump said China. It’s about three minutes long and is mesmerisingly hilarious. As a candidate, he talked about China ‘raping’ America. Funnily enough, that was exactly what Americans wanted to hear...Maybe Trump isn’t as stupid as he seems – and maybe his supporters aren’t as stupid as smug liberals assume. Forty per cent of Americans never leave their country, but they can see how it is being eclipsed by China. And US voters know that China doesn’t play by...
  • Royal Navy Sailors Fix Uber Driver's Car (Non-drunken sailor shenanigans)

    Sign up 0 HAVE YOUR SAY SELFLESS sailors from Portsmouth have been praised by a taxi driver in Florida for fixing her car - while on a trip back to their ship. The trio from HMS Queen Elizabeth gave up their time and expertise to fix the headlight of Bonnie Ginter’s 2007 Honda Fit after she realised the car’s bulb had blown.
  • Poll: Forty Percent of British Jews Would Consider Leaving if Corbyn Became Prime Minister

    09/06/2018 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The UK Labour Party has been charged with spewing anti-Semitic sentiments in recent years. In a 2013 speech at the Palestinian Return Center in London, for instance, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the following: Where, then, lies the grievance with Corbyn? At that meeting on Sunday, Jewish Labourites were not opposing the party leader for championing the Palestinians. They were opposing him for, to take one example, his 2013 attack on a group of “Zionists” he’d encountered, where he tackled them not on their arguments but on ethnic grounds, noting that despite “having lived in this country for a very...