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  1. Don't Lean Out Of Train Windows

    28 year old woman killed while leaning out of a droplight window on a moving train. Such a shame this has happened. Thoughts with the family. I see this type of behaviour all too often though and have always thought something like this would happen. Bethan Roper death: Bristol train window...

    Started by Hermit Crab, 20-12-2018 01:34 PM
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    27-12-2018, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Gatwick Airport: Drone attack grounds flights

    Madness - who would do such a thing? I'm sure they'll find out who did it pretty soon. A drone attack at one of the UK's busiest airports has left tens of thousands of passengers facing major disruption. Gatwick's runway has been shut since Wednesday night, when two devices were seen flying over...

    Started by theonlywayisup, 20-12-2018 12:03 PM
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    27-12-2018, 01:26 AM Go to last post
  3. Targeted ads

    Is there anything you can do to stop this? I dont mind ads in the free versions of some apps but the targeted ones are annoying and a bit spooky 🤢 Ive just been looking at hotels in Koh Larn in Thailand on booking.com and have been shown these very hotels in two other different apps. Im a bit...

    Started by Bangkok Hibby, 23-12-2018 04:34 PM
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    23-12-2018, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Cash is King - or maybe not

    I visited Iceland earlier this year and I'm yet to see an Icelandic note or coin. It was contactless everywhere. Meanwhile, here in Yorkshire my local pub doesn't accept cards at all. It's a Sam Smith's establishment though and their CEO/owner is renowned for being a bit of a maverick. ...

    Started by Hibbyradge, 11-12-2018 11:21 AM
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    23-12-2018, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Joe Strummer

    16 years ago today The Clash frontman died of a heart atattack at the age of 50. A voice of a generation, Joe got the call far too early. Will drink a toast to you later mate. RIP.

    Started by southsider, 22-12-2018 09:22 AM
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    22-12-2018, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  6. Whisky tasting advice needed

    Due to me prattling on about malt whisky, I've been asked to arrange a tasting for some guys at my golf club. Has anyone done something like that before and which whiskies did you use? I'm thinking 4, 5 max, malts would be sufficient to show some of the the different styles available because...

    Started by Hibbyradge, 15-12-2018 02:47 PM
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    21-12-2018, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Liverpool for New Year

    I know there are some from down that way so I'm asking for some advice. We are not party animals and have booked a hotel near the Mersey which has a new year's eve event with dinner, band and fireworks, but I am looking for things to do on the 1st and 2nd of January. Tate Liverpool is open, I...

    Started by Moulin Yarns, 19-12-2018 04:08 PM
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    20-12-2018, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Terror attacks in strasbourg

    A known terrorist has shot 2 dead and injured a number of others. MEPs tweeting they are safe.

    Started by Moulin Yarns, 11-12-2018 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    13-12-2018, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  9. How long have we got

    How long does everyone think weíve got as a species? I was going to list my reasons for starting this thread, but I think itís probably better if I donít and leave it up for discussion as a blank piece. Over to you.

    Started by lord bunberry, 09-12-2018 01:11 AM
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    13-12-2018, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Tax plans

    Seems there is a big difference in what a progressive tax plan looks like between the parties. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42862383 Interesting debate to take place

    Started by lucky, 30-01-2018 10:51 AM
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    13-12-2018, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  11. Jailed for criminal damage to crisps that she was going to pay for!

    Even taking this to court is a waste of time and money in my opinion, but surely a warning, or at most a fine, would have sufficed? Or am I being a snowflake and she deserved everything she got? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371201

    Started by Hibbyradge, 28-11-2018 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    11-12-2018, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Tommy Robinson's secret funding

    Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/07/tommy-robinson-global-support-brexit-march?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

    Started by Hibbyradge, 07-12-2018 06:06 PM
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    11-12-2018, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Any non-PMs not seen the Q Initiative thing yet?

    I try to be diligent and check which stories and emails etc are real and trustworthy before forwarding them and I've done a fair amount of research to determine that this is a legitimate scheme. It may not come to anything in the long run, but when the FT and Martin Lewis are suggesting that the...

    Started by Hibbyradge, 20-11-2018 04:41 PM
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    11-12-2018, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: Is Die Hard a Christmas film?

    This article states that people are claiming Die Hard is a Christmas film and it’s tearing the internet apart. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/4729e8ae-ca0b-4d4a-a43a-36e29cc33296 Views?

    Started by theonlywayisup, 30-11-2017 07:09 AM
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    09-12-2018, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Is there anyone in particular you'd like to see on the new £50 note?

    Who would you nominate? Nominees must have contributed to the field of science They must be real They must not be alive They must have shaped thought, innovation, leadership or values in the UK

    Started by Hibbyradge, 26-11-2018 03:21 PM
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    07-12-2018, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  16. Thumbs Down Can You Twerk...

    This year, for the first time, The Ballon D'Or had two categories; Male and Female player of the year. The winner was a lady called Ada Hegerberg from Norway. Her acceptance speech was intended to inspire girls/young women to stick at it in football and be the best they could. “to young...

    Started by Keekaboo, 04-12-2018 12:11 PM
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    06-12-2018, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  17. Poll Poll: Would you support the return of Capital Punishment?

    Yes or No. Don't bother with comments, just have your vote. Edit: You need to be on the full site to vote.

    Started by Hibbyradge, 21-11-2018 12:00 AM
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    05-12-2018, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  18. PhD study

    I'm thinking of applying to do one before I get too old. I know Topographic Hibby has studied for a PhD; has anyone else, and is there any essential advice you would offer? Three years is a big commitment, then there's finances to consider. Any advice on funding options? I'd like to do it, but...

    Started by Hibernia&Alba, 03-12-2018 09:34 AM
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    05-12-2018, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Easily distracted?

    I find that as time goes by I am getting more easily distracted. Sometimes I have to have internet access to do certain tasks, and the internet is a huge box of distractions, and I find that I can lose days to being hugely unproductive and getting very little done. You may notice that on...

    Started by Smartie, 04-12-2018 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-12-2018, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Poverty in the UK

    Interesting (in a dismayed, sickening sort of a way) report from the UN: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23881&LangID=E

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 16-11-2018 05:05 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    04-12-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  21. 118 118

    We all remember the adverts, but didn’t think they were still trading See they are in the news today, who uses these sort of services nowadays, possibly older people. £11.23 for a 90 second call, outrageous https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46369401

    Started by Billy Whizz, 28-11-2018 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-12-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  22. The day the German navy surrendered in the Forth

    I just read this on the BBC, I'd never heard this before, I'm amazed I wasn't taught about it at school. It's kind of amazing. Imagine seeing that. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46273928

    Started by easty, 21-11-2018 10:47 AM
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    01-12-2018, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  23. Bran scones

    Sorry for such a strange request but, does anyone know of a bakers in Edinburgh that still sells proper old bran scones (in rounds and in four sections) ? Thanks

    Started by MackTheKnife, 18-11-2018 06:04 PM
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    27-11-2018, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  24. Scots and the the transatlantic slave trade.

    Watched a documentary about this recently and it makes you think twice about our landscape and culture. It was pretty uncomfortable viewing. The involvement is something we simply havenít faced up to and batted away with ďIt wisnae us, it was EnglandĒ. One theory behind this is thatís itís...

    Started by Pete, 20-11-2018 01:46 PM
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    26-11-2018, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  25. Persimmon Cheif Exec £75million bonus

    Absolutely disgusting. What kind of a world are we living in? :soapbox:

    Started by Weegreenman, 07-11-2018 01:20 PM
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    21-11-2018, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  26. Current Spanish Foreign Minister on Scottish Independence and the EU

    Josep Borrell (Who is Catalan but viscerally opposed to Catalan independence.) https://www.facebook.com/POLITICOeu/videos/658048887922224/?t=2876 "If Westminster agrees why should we be against it?" Hopefully that clears that up. (Aye, sure it will :rolleyes:).

    Started by JeMeSouviens, 20-11-2018 12:11 PM
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  27. Louis Theroux - Choosing Death

    I mentioned this show on the TV thread in the Dug Out but it left me a bit conflicted so I was wondering if anyone else watched it and what your thoughts are? Firstly I thought it was very well made and treated a difficult subject matter gently. Secondly I think it's too easy when discussing...

    Started by Pretty Boy, 20-11-2018 09:51 AM
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    20-11-2018, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  28. Tide turning against the US National Rifles Association

    Good to see that pressure is building up against the NRA. It's good to see some companies starting to take a stance against this organisation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43268446 When I hear anything from the NRA, I'm lost for words. How gullible are the American public to...

    Started by theonlywayisup, 03-03-2018 01:57 PM
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    20-11-2018, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  29. RIP Stan Lee

    Sad to read that Stan Lee has passed away. Not only did this man create many of the iconic characters of our modern culture, but he made it "OK" for geeks to be out in the open. It became cool to like comics again, and his narratives, resulting in an entire universe of characters, comics,...

    Started by Sylar, 12-11-2018 09:23 PM
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    19-11-2018, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  30. What freedom?

    Exactly what freedoms are we supposed to thank army vets here and in USA for? WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan? Exactly what is it that millions of people died for?

    Started by Bangkok Hibby, 07-11-2018 07:11 AM
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    14-11-2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  31. Wim Hof Method

    Anyone given this a proper go? I started his fundamentals course yesterday. That lasts for 10 weeks. My mates tried to warn me off it as he was pretty overwhelmed by what he calls kundalini.

    Started by Dalianwanda, 28-07-2018 06:07 AM
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    14-11-2018, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  32. Shocking

    It seems we are saying this almost daily but WTF? BBC News - Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46120021 Awful awful assault. In a few days time we remember those who fought, regardless of our opinions on poppies this man...

    Started by wpj, 07-11-2018 11:20 PM
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    12-11-2018, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  33. The Poppy

    It seems every year brings a new controversy or new story surrounding the national symbol of Remembrance. I find myself balking a little at how the symbol and meaning behind the poppy has become utterly *******ised in recent years. It's no longer simply a symbol of those who fought and gave up...

    Started by Sylar, 04-11-2017 11:12 PM
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    09-11-2018, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  34. Hibs fan from Belize

    Just watched an interesting programme on tv, about commonwealth workers who came to the uk during ww2 to work on farms. Sam Martinez left British Honduras in 1941 aged 32 where he lived in the jungle, barefooted and scavenged for food, came to the uk and worked as a lumberjack in the borders. ...

    Started by Stick, 08-11-2018 10:22 AM
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    08-11-2018, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  35. Fire in London tower block

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40269625 watching live the now, looks horrendous

    Started by cabbageandribs1875, 14-06-2017 03:27 AM
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    08-11-2018, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  36. Racist?

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/im-not-racist-scots-mum-13518517 I actually know this woman through my wife, and I wondered what others take on this was? I personally think it's incredibly stupid, and I find it unpalatable that the nursery is defending this too.

    Started by Chorley Hibee, 01-11-2018 11:45 PM
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    07-11-2018, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  37. Public Money, Private Profit

    As an avid hillwalker and trail runner the below is something that has troubled me for a while. Seeing it in sucn stark terms brings it home though. Any of us could need these volunteers help one day: ...

    Started by Pretty Boy, 03-11-2018 11:24 AM
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    07-11-2018, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  38. Whatsapp virus

    If you know anyone using WhatsApp you might pass on this. An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. Spread the word. If you receive a message to update the Whatsapp to Whatsapp Gold, do...

    Started by Moulin Yarns, 05-11-2018 10:35 AM
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    07-11-2018, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  39. Eh3 festival

    Me & a mate are going to this.hotel booked on the Friday nite..hibs at home the next day.anyone know where the music venue the biscuit factory is ? We are hibs season ticket holders from Fife & not sure where this venue is.any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Started by Libertine, 05-11-2018 11:59 PM
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    06-11-2018, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  40. Kavanaugh

    Anyone watching this on Sky News? Fascinating television, better then any drama on TV. Pity that there is a serious allegations underneath that have turned into a circus.

    Started by johnbc70, 27-09-2018 10:03 PM
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    04-11-2018, 09:03 PM Go to last post

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