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  1. More of the 'died unexpectedly, but peacefully' spiel. How can anyone know? Did he tell his partner 'I am now going to die unexpectedly, but I feel peaceful'? Seriously. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65108130 'Paul O'Grady: TV presenter and comedian dies aged 67.'
  2. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/madeleine-mccann-missing-investigation-b2308497.html 'Madeleine McCann police apply for another cash boost as £13m already spent.' Peter Bleksley, a former Met detective, said: “I understand the frustrations of families that have missing children who do not have the luxury of such ongoing funding.” (More like they never had any funding.)
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-65067264 'Have we found the 'animal origin' of Covid?' "We have to get beyond the politics and back to the pure science," said Prof Holmes. He added: "Humans get viruses from wildlife - it's been true throughout our entire evolutionary history. The best thing we can do is separate ourselves from this wildlife and have better surveillance. "Because this will happen again." (Nature is bad.)
  4. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/iga-swiatek-injury-miami-open-b2305987.html 'Miami Open: Defending champion Iga Swiatek pulls out with injury.' The Pole confirmed that she will take a break, meaning she is also set to miss the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup in April. She said: “You know that in and after Doha I was struggling with a strong infection. I was allowed to play, but a strong episode of tough cough led to a rib injury." “I’m grateful this is the first health issue in a long time and I was able to compete in perfect shape for so long, but that’s sports, it happens sometimes, without our control."
  5. The 'Coronavirus' link has now been removed from the BBC News home page. And no, it has not been demoted and now located under 'More'. The 'Brexit' link is gone as well. The image I have copied and pasted below isn't exactly recent, but both of the links I have referred to were there a few days ago. The updated list of links is below the image. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news Home Cost of Living War in Ukraine Climate UK World Business Politics Culture More
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65018434 'EU gives Ukraine €2bn of ammunition after shell plea.'
  7. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/germany-charlotte-vellar-death-football-29505235 'Talented young footballer dies aged 16 as heartbroken club pay moving tribute.'
  8. Good. Every child should have the right to know both a mother and a father. It can't possibly not be the best way to raise a child. I fully support the notion of any two human beings being able to enter in to a civil partnership. Personally, I don't support gay marriage, in a christian church, but I do get confused by what I see as pointless arguments. Anyone for it, not just gay folks themselves, can go and form a new church, can't they. End of. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64967517 'Italy leaves children of same-sex parents in limbo.' Riccardo Magi, an opposition MP in favour of the Europe-wide certificate, complained: "The world goes one way, the [Italian] government goes the other." (Maybe Italy is now going the right way again?)
  9. He doesn't look very well to me. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-64993603 'YouTube reinstates Donald Trump's channel.'
  10. Maybe Putin will do a George Galloway, by personally storming off to the U.S. in outrage, so as to clear his name.
  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64959805 'Lance Reddick, star of The Wire and John Wick, dies aged 60.' 'The musician and actor died suddenly of natural causes on Friday in his Los Angeles home, his publicist said.'
  12. When excess deaths become the norm, then they will begin to skew the figures, which are based on the previous 5 years. Come next year, when I look at the figures from spring 2022 to spring 2024, then I am also going to compare them to 2019. Otherwise, unless there is an even greater surge in the number of unfortunate souls perishing, then there won't be any excess deaths for the MSM to report on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-64953471 'Deprivation key in excess pandemic death rates, says Barnsley Council.' 'The town saw a 19.4% increase in the number of excess deaths between March 2020 to June 2022.'
  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-64951927 'Surge in gonorrhoea cases recorded across Scotland.'
  14. Mental as anything. Coke and steroids? Plus, the bottle he was swigging obviously. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-essex-64959085 'Chelmsford murderer returns to scene and talks to police.'
  15. He was probably nudged and then snitched on, by someone at the hostel, who in turn was probably nudged and paid off by a journalist.
  16. It seems that staff at the BBC have been advised to not even report on such incidents any more. I found a mention, on The Guardian's live commentary match feed, but that's about it. And how many more incidents are we completely unaware of? Out of sight, out of mind. https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2023/mar/12/newcastle-v-wolves-premier-league-live '67 min I think there’s a medical emergency in the crowd but the match is continuing. A couple of Newcastle corners come to nothing.'
  17. I don't know. Why wouldn't terrorists go and have a good chinwag, about all and sundry, online? I am just surprised to learn that they didn't care to also leave some passport JPEGs, on their public Instagram accounts.
  18. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-64911212 'Chinese city Xi'an draws backlash with flu lockdown proposal.' 'Flu cases have surged across China just as its latest Covid wave is waning.' (Who would have thought it?)
  19. Accelerationism? Got to love some of the stuff they come up with. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64832129 'How the US power grid is a target for far-right groups.' 'One key indicator is that online chatter has been rising sharply.'
  20. Motors for freedom? Hmm... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64903201 'Ukraine war: Latvia sends cars seized from drunk drivers to help Kyiv.'
  21. Intellectuals of the world unite.
  22. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-64893806 'King Charles to visit Surrey avian influenza scientists.' 'King Charles is to congratulate scientists for their work in combating the largest-ever avian influenza outbreak in the UK. Since October 2021, there have been 330 confirmed cases of avian influenza across the country.'
  23. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-64856379 'Harwell science campus chosen for new Moderna vaccine base.' 'It said the site would "provide the UK public with access to mRNA vaccines for a wide range of respiratory diseases". Under the agreement, the UK has made a commitment to buy Moderna's vaccines for the next decade.' 'Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said: "Moderna's new Innovation and Technology Centre means NHS patients will have access to cutting-edge mRNA vaccines to fight against future variants of Covid, as well as other respiratory viruses, while also creating hundreds of jobs.'
  24. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-64876657 'Covid booster jab to be offered this spring.' 'Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at the UK Health Security Agency, said Covid-19 was still circulating widely and there had been recent increases in older people being admitted to hospital.' 'People at higher risk of severe Covid-19 are also expected to be offered a booster vaccine dose in autumn 2023 in preparation for the winter.'
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