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  1. Dilemma, what to do ?

    I am opposed to any NHS privatisation. I recently declined (pig headedly) an appointment COPD check up by a 'visiting nurse' at my Doctors because when I checked the companies name they were a private Healthcare provider brought in to provide the service rather than the practice own nurse, who...

    Started by Bruv, 05-17-2018 05:33 AM
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    05-28-2018 03:26 PM Go to last post
  2. Two planes down in one day

    A Hawker Hunter - a beautiful plane which should on no account be dropped - seems to have been ridden into the ground at Shoreham Airshow after an aerobatic loop, at which point it ploughed across a very crowded A27. The pilot may be the luckiest man on the planet if reports of his reaching...

    Started by spot, 08-22-2015 09:23 AM
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    05-17-2018 04:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Insupportable filthy lying

    Naomi Musenga death: Emergency operator blames pressure after mocking caller - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44107960) In particular, "The operator's lawyer told BFMTV last week said that she would normally field on average 2,000 calls a day". Let's try it out. Let's say...

    Started by spot, 05-14-2018 09:19 AM
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    05-17-2018 04:30 AM Go to last post
  4. Warning - yet another SCAM dated 9 May 2018

    This was sent to me by email today, so I'm posting it for members to read about it and possibly be on your guard......... Warwickshire Trading Standards – Investment Scam Warning Posted on May 9, 2018 by admin A Warwickshire resident lost thousands of pounds following an investment on a...

    Started by G#Gill, 05-10-2018 01:03 PM
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    05-12-2018 02:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Roasting

    The White House correspondents’ dinner happened again. This idea of roasting, from what I gather, started back in the fifties or sixties as an equivalent of the best man's wedding speech, made between friends. A poke in the ribs with words. Something to amuse. What happened this week is...

    Started by spot, 05-01-2018 12:21 AM
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    05-03-2018 09:05 AM Go to last post
  6. 20 years of the Good Friday Agreement

    I felt it needed an acknowledgement. The process may be stalled at present with the deadlock at Stormont but I saw a stat that really illustrated what it has achieved: In the 20 years before the Good Friday Agreement 1,500 people were killed as a result of the Troubles. In the 20 years since...

    Started by Clodhopper, 04-10-2018 04:37 AM
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    04-13-2018 12:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Brexit Questions

    1) How are brexiters going to solve the Irish Border issue? The Irish Gov't has said it will veto any hard border in Ireland between North and South. That means if there is to be a border it has to be between NI and the rest of the currently UK. The DUP and brexiters have said they will veto...

    Started by Clodhopper, 04-02-2018 03:47 AM
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    04-09-2018 11:04 AM Go to last post
  8. EXTRA TAX ON PCs towards NHS funding !!! What next ????

    News just coming through that as there are so many computers owned by the public as well as business, the government are proposing to introduce a special computer tax to help towards extra funding for the NHS !!! :mad: Gawd computers cost enough as it is !!They haven't stated how much extra...

    Started by G#Gill, 03-31-2018 07:30 PM
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    04-02-2018 07:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Stephen Hawking RIP

    Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76 (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-professor-dies-aged-76)

    Started by tude dog, 03-15-2018 04:58 PM
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    03-26-2018 01:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Convicted for a bad taste joke?

    THE SCOT who trained his dog to respond to his calls of "gas the Jews" has been found guilty of posting an offensive message online. Sheriff Derek O'Carroll found Mark Meechan guilty of communicating a video which was "grossly offensive". ...

    Started by Bruv, 03-20-2018 10:28 AM
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    03-24-2018 07:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Maplins

    Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43223175) "One of the UK's biggest electronics retailers has collapsed into administration after talks with buyers failed to secure a sale" I haven't an ounce of sympathy. For the last twenty years I've...

    Started by spot, 03-01-2018 04:05 PM
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    03-21-2018 09:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Plastics

    "WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water" I bet more than 90% of bottles in which water is sold are made from plastics. I bet the plastics found in the bottles are the same as the bottles are made of. I bet they could find plasticizers too if they...

    Started by spot, 03-15-2018 03:56 AM
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    03-21-2018 09:38 AM Go to last post
  13. ‘serial bomber’

    Bad enough with the school shooting, it seems somebody figured out a way to one-up that. As a nation, we debate how to best protect our children in schools, now how we protect everybody from such random violence? Really nothing new, just a way to grab headlines. After fourth Austin...

    Started by tude dog, 03-19-2018 02:39 PM
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    03-20-2018 04:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Fyre Festival descends into disaster

    A gentleman calling himself Ja Rule appears to be taking flak for a failed festival on a Caribbean island (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/29/ja-rule-heartbroken-after-fyre-festival-descends-into-disaster). People turned up, no suitable venue had been prepared, no acts appeared, food...

    Started by spot, 04-29-2017 03:10 AM
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    03-07-2018 04:02 AM Go to last post
  15. What just happened this last weekend?

    We had Davos, and Macron in particular making a bid for leadership in Europe (probably a good thing but does it mean much?) and also Trump proclaiming his brilliance. Big business liked it, mostly. We had a Trump interview with Morgan in which he claimed to get lots of fan mail from Brits and...

    Started by Clodhopper, 01-29-2018 05:03 AM
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    02-14-2018 06:20 PM Go to last post
  16. As Phony as the Rest of Him

    Started by AnneBoleyn, 02-08-2018 08:39 AM
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    02-10-2018 11:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Max Clifford, RIP

    "Every day, every week, every month," he once proudly told the Oxford Union, "a lot of the lies that you see in the newspapers, in the magazines, on television, on the radio, are mine. " Max Clifford obituary: The publicist who became notorious - BBC News...

    Started by spot, 12-10-2017 06:30 AM
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    01-28-2018 04:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Alaska quake

    That was a thumping great earthquake an hour ago in Alaska, I expect it's the main news for the day. I hope people on the coast stay safe, it was very big and close to the surface.

    Started by spot, 01-23-2018 03:23 AM
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    01-23-2018 06:08 PM Go to last post
  19. Seventy years

    ForumGarden offers its congratulations to The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of liberation from the previous thirty five year Japanese occupation. The government has maintained a progressively non-aligned stance in the face of uninterrupted...

    Started by spot, 10-10-2015 12:35 AM
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    01-20-2018 03:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Fire and Fury

    There has to be a thread. Plus popcorn. :) I reckon we'll know everything we need to know from the book, online, soon. So far on the releases given us I find the book convincing and Trump hilarious. I'm sure there are some inaccuracies - Wolff got his information from people who often hadn't...

    Started by Clodhopper, 01-06-2018 05:50 AM
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    01-20-2018 04:21 AM Go to last post

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