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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
A known terrorist has shot 2 dead and injured a number of others. MEPs tweeting they are safe.
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.
Seems there is a big difference in what a progressive tax plan looks like between the parties.
Interesting debate to take place
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?
Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson
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...
This article states that people are claiming Die Hard is a Christmas film and it’s tearing the internet apart.
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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.
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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...
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...
Interesting (in a dismayed, sickening sort of a way) report from the UN:
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
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.
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) ?
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...
Absolutely disgusting. What kind of a world are we living in? :soapbox:
Josep Borrell (Who is Catalan but viscerally opposed to Catalan independence.)
"If Westminster agrees why should we be against it?"
Hopefully that clears that up. (Aye, sure it will :rolleyes:).
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...
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.
When I hear anything from the NRA, I'm lost for words. How gullible are the American public to...
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,...
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?
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.
It seems we are saying this almost daily but WTF?
BBC News - Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home
Awful awful assault. In a few days time we remember those who fought, regardless of our opinions on poppies this man...
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...
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. ...
watching live the now, looks horrendous
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.
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:
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...
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.
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.
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