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6 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

Question is...why are they telling us? Can the MSM not go a week without giving these "celebs" more oxygen?

It just seems a bit more sinister than that, they have had to publish something as his brother is involved in a sex case. But they are trying to paint the picture that Philip schofield was against it, shocked when he was told, and went as far as helping the police (and his brother) saying it only happened once. They are trying to distance Phil from it (who's stepped down from that morning thing he does for a bit).... wouldn't surprise me if he was either involved, or doing something similar. Isn't that why he came out as gay because he was about to be outed for something? Or is it some kind of humiliation/ career damaging thing for him? 

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Last night about 9.20 a police helicopter was circling the fields west of my village, oh well I thought, probably just the local travelling folk trying to rip off some millionaire farmers quad bikes or something.

 

I woke up to this:


 

Cambridgeshire shootings leave Sutton and Bluntisham in shock as armed murder police swarm quiet community

Residents heard gunshots at addresses in Meridian Close in Bluntisham and The Row in Sutton

 

Cambridgeshire shooting – news: Two dead as witness recalls ‘three loud bangs’ in Sutton

 

Bodies of a 32-year-old and a 57-year-old found inside separate properties on Tuesday night
 

Neighbours describe hearing 'three loud bangs' in Cambridgeshire double murder inquiry

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Just now, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

Last night about 9.20 a police helicopter was circling the fields west of my village, oh well I thought, probably just the local travelling folk trying to rip off some millionaire farmers quad bikes or something.

 

I woke up to this:


 

Cambridgeshire shootings leave Sutton and Bluntisham in shock as armed murder police swarm quiet community

Residents heard gunshots at addresses in Meridian Close in Bluntisham and The Row in Sutton

 

Cambridgeshire shooting – news: Two dead as witness recalls ‘three loud bangs’ in Sutton

 

Bodies of a 32-year-old and a 57-year-old found inside separate properties on Tuesday night
 

Neighbours describe hearing 'three loud bangs' in Cambridgeshire double murder inquiry

Get the feeling it’s gangster cartel crime gang related. 
If you look at both locations, they are both housing areas located on the outskirts of both villages, similar traits- quiet secluded off of main roads, not many people to see you drive in and out. 
This is a classic indicator of how drug dealers and organised crime groups set up and maintain their businesses. Less witnesses of your movements, the better. 
My dodgy neighbours ran off on holiday five hours before this happened. They’re connected to local pubs and the type of people they have round to ‘visit’, well let’s just say they sound like they belong on the stands at millwall or a local prison. 
Drove past the scene earlier, it’s a media circus reminiscent of Nicola Bulley.
some of the locals have been giving interviews and will no doubt be local celebrities for the next month. 
Might try to get a snap for the forum, I quite fancy being a roving reporter today.

 

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Drove past the scene again, a lot quieter now, just a satellite broadcast van, a couple of journos glued to their phones and some local wannabes milling around trying to catch the attention of said journos. 
Plenty of cops though, walking up and down, eyeing everyone who drives past. Too many for my liking so didn’t stop for photos. I know, I’m lame

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4 hours ago, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

Allegedly the two killed were father and son regarding a custody battle. 
No organised crime after all. Oh well, can’t be too careful

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cambridgeshire-shooting-victims-father-son-b2310952.html

Turns out I knew the father, he was a builder, he bought some stuff from my side hustle business last year, gave him some freebies too, cos he was a nice bloke. This is really sad and shocking, especially in this little community. Condolences to the rest of their family 🌹

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Police officer jailed for pulling down woman’s top and photographing her

 

Paul Hinchcliffe, 46, imprisoned for eight months for sexual assault during night out

 
 
PA Media
Fri 31 Mar 2023 14.55
 

A police officer who pulled down a woman’s top and photographed her breasts during a night out has been jailed.

 

Paul Hinchcliffe, 46, was sent to prison for eight months on Friday by a judge who told him his behaviour “betrays your fellow officers who do a decent, committed job, and makes women mistrustful of the police force”.

 

Leeds crown court heard that the 18-year-old complainant said in an impact statement: “All my trust for the police just went. I used to feel safe when I saw police officers. I never think that now. He sexually assaulted me when he should’ve been in a role that protects people.”

 

Hinchcliffe, who resigned from South Yorkshire police after his conviction, was found guilty of sexual assault earlier this year. The jury heard that the incident happened when he was in a group including other officers who were drinking at a Wetherspoon’s pub in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, on the afternoon of 3 October 2020.

 

The judge Robin Mairs recounted the drunken events in the bar, reminding the defendant how he took a photograph of the woman wearing her glasses and showed everyone else.

 

Mairs said Hinchcliffe then started flicking beer foam at the woman’s chest, in what the judge decided was him simulating semen.

 

The judge said Hinchcliffe pulled open the woman’s top and photographed her breasts inside her bra while making orgasm noises, before sending the image to a colleague.

 

The woman, who lived with her parents, was at home later when she got WhatsApp messages from Hinchcliffe with a picture of her accompanied by what the judge called “masturbating emojis”.

 

One message said: “God I’d do you, is that bad?”

 

Katherine Pierpoint, defending, urged the judge to suspend the prison sentence. She said her client’s drunkenness during the event was no excuse, and was an aggravating factor, but may be an explanation for his “completely out-of-character” behaviour.

 

She pointed the judge towards references from colleagues about his service during a 20-year police career. “He should not have got himself into that state,” the barrister told the court.

 

Pierpoint stressed that unlike some recent high-profile cases, this was not a case of a police officer using his position to commit an offence. But she conceded: “He should’ve know better than anyone how somebody in this situation would have felt.”

 

Mairs rejected the plea to suspend the prison sentence, noting that Hinchcliffe was training student police officers at the time of the offence. He said Hinchcliffe breached the standards he was tasked with instilling into recruits.

 

The judge said Hinchcliffe would be added to the sex offender register for 10 years.

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Neil Oliver 

'The peasants are revolting'

 

The revolution in France is the continuing war of the yellow vests 

 

* Here the cost of lockdown crisis led by Sunak, a man whos father in law ... Infosys ... CBDC ....

 

Biden - dodgy dealings in Ukraine and China and everywhere else 

 

Remember the truckers protest 

... the truckers are still there 

 

A.I Chat GPT, job losses 

 

* I was blind to what was going on for most of my life 

 

If you're wondering too, you're not going mad 

 

You know the difference between right and wrong 

 

The rich and powerful ...

 

It's a big club and you ain't in it ?

 

They are few in number and we are many 

 

And they know it 

 

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Manchester Arena survivors to take 'disaster troll' to court

Hopes to set legal precident against conspiracy theorists

 

Martin HibbertIMAGE SOURCE,BBC / JON PARKER LEE Image caption,

Martin Hibbert and his daughter Eve have been targeted with conspiracy theories
By Marianna Spring
BBC Disinformation and social media correspondent
 

Manchester Arena bomb survivors have filed landmark legal action against a conspiracy theorist who claims the attack was faked.

 

Martin and Eve Hibbert, who were left with severe disabilities after the 2017 blast, are suing Richard D Hall for defamation and harassment.

 

It is the first time such action has been launched in the UK against a conspiracy theorist.

 

Mr Hall did not respond to the BBC's request for comment.

Martin Hibbert was paralysed from the waist down and his daughter Eve left severely disabled by the Manchester Arena blast which killed 22 people in 2017.

 

Last October, a Radio 4 podcast series and BBC Panorama investigation revealed they are among victims targeted by conspiracy theorist Richard D Hall, who has described online how he tracks down survivors to their homes and workplaces to see if they are lying about their injuries.

 

Mr Hall admitted to the BBC that he spied on Miss Hibbert from a vehicle parked outside her home.

 

He has also described his tactics in a book he sells, and has promoted theories online that several other UK terror attacks were staged.

 

Now, the family is seeking an injunction to restrain Mr Hall from making similar allegations in future and damages for some of the harm he has caused them.

 

The case echoes the action against US conspiracist Alex Jones, who was ordered to pay nearly $1.5bn by a US court to families of the US Sandy Hook school shooting after falsely claiming the 2012 attack was a hoax.

 

"Martin can be seen as a pioneering trailblazer for others to follow if they feel so minded," his lawyer Neil Hudgell said.

 

Mr Hibbert hopes the action will finally stop Mr Hall and set a UK precedent to help protect other people who survive disasters from these conspiracies and tactics.

 

"It does sometimes feel like a bit of a weight, so it would be nice to be able to put it to bed and just be able to move on with our lives," he said.

 

Marianna Spring confronts Richard Hall Image caption,

Marianna Spring confronts Richard Hall
 

Following the BBC's investigation, Mr Hall's YouTube channel, with over 80,000 followers, was removed and his market stall closed.

However, his books and DVDs featuring false claims about terror attacks are still for sale on his website, along with videos about the Manchester Arena Attack.

 

In December, Mr Hall created a new "True Crime" section on his site listing various events and high-profile deaths, including the recent disappearance of 45-year-old Nicola Bulley.

 

Mr Hall's defiant response to the BBC investigation and the initial letter from Mr Hibbert's legal team suggests he is yet to change his mind on these conspiracy theories. He continues to defend the book he has written claiming the Manchester Arena attack was staged.

 

He also says he has received online death threats as a result of the investigation.

 

But terror attack survivors have also reported that incidents of trolling and conspiracy theories seem to have reduced since it was publicised.

 

The BBC approached Mr Hall again after the legal case was officially filed, but he did not respond to our request for comment. During the original investigation, when he was confronted at his market stall, he insisted the BBC was wrong about how he operates.

 

Manchester's Mayor, Andy Burnham, has met Mr Hibbert to discuss campaigning for a new law that could better protect survivors of tragedies from harassment and conspiracy theories.

 

But such legislation would not be straightforward - social media sites and policy makers have been grappling with hate and disinformation online for some time, with no simple solutions.

 

"It is always difficult to change the law, and it doesn't happen overnight," Mr Burnham said. "But most people will see the case for this because of the appalling nature of targeting people in this way."

 

The UK is currently introducing new legislation - the online safety bill - that will mean social media sites have to make commitments to the regulator Ofcom, stating they will protect users.

 

But there has been lots of debate over how far it will go and it has avoided directly addressing disinformation and abuse targeting adults online due to fears about freedom of expression.

 

This kind of legislation could face the same opposition.

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65136825

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31 minutes ago, Nemo said:

Manchester Arena survivors to take 'disaster troll' to court

Hopes to set legal precident against conspiracy theorists

 

Martin HibbertIMAGE SOURCE,BBC / JON PARKER LEE Image caption,

Martin Hibbert and his daughter Eve have been targeted with conspiracy theories
By Marianna Spring
BBC Disinformation and social media correspondent
 

Manchester Arena bomb survivors have filed landmark legal action against a conspiracy theorist who claims the attack was faked.

 

Martin and Eve Hibbert, who were left with severe disabilities after the 2017 blast, are suing Richard D Hall for defamation and harassment.

 

It is the first time such action has been launched in the UK against a conspiracy theorist.

 

Mr Hall did not respond to the BBC's request for comment.

Martin Hibbert was paralysed from the waist down and his daughter Eve left severely disabled by the Manchester Arena blast which killed 22 people in 2017.

 

Last October, a Radio 4 podcast series and BBC Panorama investigation revealed they are among victims targeted by conspiracy theorist Richard D Hall, who has described online how he tracks down survivors to their homes and workplaces to see if they are lying about their injuries.

 

Mr Hall admitted to the BBC that he spied on Miss Hibbert from a vehicle parked outside her home.

 

He has also described his tactics in a book he sells, and has promoted theories online that several other UK terror attacks were staged.

 

Now, the family is seeking an injunction to restrain Mr Hall from making similar allegations in future and damages for some of the harm he has caused them.

 

The case echoes the action against US conspiracist Alex Jones, who was ordered to pay nearly $1.5bn by a US court to families of the US Sandy Hook school shooting after falsely claiming the 2012 attack was a hoax.

 

"Martin can be seen as a pioneering trailblazer for others to follow if they feel so minded," his lawyer Neil Hudgell said.

 

Mr Hibbert hopes the action will finally stop Mr Hall and set a UK precedent to help protect other people who survive disasters from these conspiracies and tactics.

 

"It does sometimes feel like a bit of a weight, so it would be nice to be able to put it to bed and just be able to move on with our lives," he said.

 

Marianna Spring confronts Richard Hall Image caption,

Marianna Spring confronts Richard Hall
 

Following the BBC's investigation, Mr Hall's YouTube channel, with over 80,000 followers, was removed and his market stall closed.

However, his books and DVDs featuring false claims about terror attacks are still for sale on his website, along with videos about the Manchester Arena Attack.

 

In December, Mr Hall created a new "True Crime" section on his site listing various events and high-profile deaths, including the recent disappearance of 45-year-old Nicola Bulley.

 

Mr Hall's defiant response to the BBC investigation and the initial letter from Mr Hibbert's legal team suggests he is yet to change his mind on these conspiracy theories. He continues to defend the book he has written claiming the Manchester Arena attack was staged.

 

He also says he has received online death threats as a result of the investigation.

 

But terror attack survivors have also reported that incidents of trolling and conspiracy theories seem to have reduced since it was publicised.

 

The BBC approached Mr Hall again after the legal case was officially filed, but he did not respond to our request for comment. During the original investigation, when he was confronted at his market stall, he insisted the BBC was wrong about how he operates.

 

Manchester's Mayor, Andy Burnham, has met Mr Hibbert to discuss campaigning for a new law that could better protect survivors of tragedies from harassment and conspiracy theories.

 

But such legislation would not be straightforward - social media sites and policy makers have been grappling with hate and disinformation online for some time, with no simple solutions.

 

"It is always difficult to change the law, and it doesn't happen overnight," Mr Burnham said. "But most people will see the case for this because of the appalling nature of targeting people in this way."

 

The UK is currently introducing new legislation - the online safety bill - that will mean social media sites have to make commitments to the regulator Ofcom, stating they will protect users.

 

But there has been lots of debate over how far it will go and it has avoided directly addressing disinformation and abuse targeting adults online due to fears about freedom of expression.

 

This kind of legislation could face the same opposition.

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65136825

More ways to stifle your rights. It doesn't matter whether Richard is right or wrong, he should have the freedom to say it. 

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7 minutes ago, Mr H said:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/04/02/business/opec-production-cuts/index.html

 

OPEC reducing oil production from next month.

 

Price of oil will go nuts. Fighting at pumps etc 

 

Japan breaks with western allies and BUYS Russian oil above $60-a-barrel cap after OPEC cartel and Moscow slashed production and forced prices higher
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11933643/Biden-gives-permission-Japan-buy-Russian-oil-60-barrel-cap.html

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2 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

Japan breaks with western allies and BUYS Russian oil above $60-a-barrel cap after OPEC cartel and Moscow slashed production and forced prices higher
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11933643/Biden-gives-permission-Japan-buy-Russian-oil-60-barrel-cap.html

 

We're supposed to have free market economics and monopolies in western countries get broken up. We have freedom for foreign countries to come along and buy up our industry in the name of free trade. Yet we tolerate oil cartels cornering the market, other countries blocking our investment, putting tariffs on our goods. We don't stand up for ourselves and run down our economy.

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On 4/2/2023 at 5:33 PM, Freaky Dragonfly said:

Ominous: UK begins mandatory roll out of ‘smart’ meters for gas and water, gas users will suffer ‘net zero’ penalties

 

https://tapnewswire.com/2023/04/ominous-uk-begins-mandatory-roll-out-of-smart-meters-for-gas-and-water-gas-users-will-suffer-net-zero-penalties/

 

 

 

Interesting. Round by me late last year, Cadent were doing numerous works to 'upgrade' the gas mains pipes, both under the pavements and into the properties.

 

I was always curious as to why all of the upstairs apartments (buildings on my estate are mostly low-rise blocks of flats) had their gas meters moved into a new box on the outside of the block, while most of the lower floor properties (including mine) had theirs remain inside.

 

When I asked the workmen about this, I was given some brief excuse that it was for 'health and safety' reasons, but now I wonder if it is so it is easier to switch the meters for smart ones.

 

Now I remember as well, in the 'blurb' that Cadent pushed through everyone's letterboxes, it mentioned one of the reasons for upgrading the mains pipes and connections was for 'preparing' for a future change to hydrogen supply.

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Manchester becomes first UK city to impose 'tourist tax'

Manchester skyline 

 
The scheme is excepted to generate £3m Manchester has become the first UK city to launch a "tourist tax" for visitors.

 

The City Visitor Charge will mean people face an extra £1 per room, per night, for their accommodation cost.

 

The money will be used to help to run large events, conferences, festivals, marketing campaigns and for street cleanliness.

 

Manchester City Council Chief Executive Joanne Roney said the "innovative initiative" would raise £3m a year to "enhance" visitors' experience.

 

It would create "new events and activities for them to enjoy", she said, adding that the money would be "invested directly into these activities, supporting Manchester's accommodation sector to protect and create jobs and benefiting the city's economy as a whole".

 

Exchange Square, Manchester 

The money will be used for marketing campaigns, conferences, festivals and street cleanliness.

 

The charge, aimed to help boost the tourist economy as the city recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, comes after accommodation providers voted to set up the Manchester

 

Accommodation Business Improvement District (ABID).

 

Some 73 hotels and serviced apartments signed up to the levy scheme which has been introduced ahead of a planned expansion of the hotel and holiday let sector in the city.

 

Annie Brown from Manchester ABID said the move would help create "a more sustainable and thriving sector, helping to bring visitors from around the world to experience the best of what Manchester and Salford have to offer".

 

She said the accommodation sector in and around Manchester was "growing rapidly, with almost 6,000 new bedrooms to be created over the next few years".

 

"The goal of the Manchester Accommodation BID is simple - we need to increase overnight stays in line with that growth so that hotels and serviced apartments in the city can continue to thrive," she said.

 

UK Hospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls warned that it was "essential funds are ringfenced for spend within the sector and not funding matters covered by general taxation".

 

She said hospitality businesses already paid a high level of tax, funding vital public services and tourism and while accommodation Business Improvement Districts "can have a role to fund local marketing and promotional activities" there must be "comprehensive local support and significant engagement with the business community before it is implemented".

 

"UK Hospitality has been consistent that levies that are punitive, deter visitors or are incorrectly targeted are ineffective and should be avoided at all costs," she added.

 

 

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-65138013

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