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Derailed train in Scotland
at 13:08 12 Aug 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-53751678

Really doesn't sound good. A very remote area so hard to get to quickly and there's a lot of smoke at the scene. I hope it's not as bad as it first looks.
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Ben Morris
at 15:01 10 Aug 2020

Christ, that's awful news for the kid. It's going to be so tough for him to come back from a second ACL tear at 21. Really hoped to see him kick on this season and wish him a speedy recovery. Absolutely gutting, for him first and foremost.
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The scale of last season's collapse
at 08:39 8 Aug 2020

Just looking back at our form last season after our fast start and the enormity of our collapse is staggering. We took 27 points from the first 11 games and then only 25 points from our next 25 games, which is relegation form. If the season had started the day after the Fleetwood game and ended when it did we'd have only stayed up on goal difference on a PPG basis. That's why this "bad couple of months" narrative is both palpably false and very dangerous if we want to learn from what went wrong.

Doing some number crunching, after our strong start we only needed to average 1.48 PPG over our remaining 25 games to go up automatically and only 1.4 PPG to make the play offs. Over a season that would usually see you being around 9th to 13th in the league. Basically all we needed was to be a bang average League 1 side for 25 games and we'd have gone up or made the play offs. That Lambert couldn't even reach that modest goal shows the scale of his abject failure last season. How he's still in a job I have no idea. The guy is hopeless. He's Hurst level useless.
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Town short of left wingers
at 08:35 4 Aug 2020

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/wingers-itfc-might-fancy-this-summer-1-6775224

Clearly not looking hard enough, plenty to choose from on here.
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Pylons
at 08:36 3 Aug 2020

Always liked them as a feature of the skyline in my younger days. But would a subterranean electricity network be more reliable as pylons do tend to leave the wires exposed during storms and high winds, leading to power cuts?
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THAT Harewood miss
at 15:20 2 Aug 2020

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/marlon-harewood-ipswich-town-oxford-miss-1-6773674

Enjoy!
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What's more important, schools or pubs?
at 14:16 1 Aug 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53621613

Pubs for me all day long.
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Boris Johnson really is a shambles isn't he?
at 12:24 31 Jul 2020

Just mumbling and bumbling, not much clarity. Awkwardly rifling through his papers because he's too lazy and feckless to actually prepare himself. Never have we had a PM so ill suited to the role.
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This is pretty scandalous
at 09:32 26 Jul 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53541170

Basically sowing the seeds for reoffending. It's not ideal for public safety to have convicted sex offenders not having an address that enables you to actually know where they are and it's not ideal to put them back into the public in circumstances that lay the groundwork for offending behaviour.
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The government is incompetent #38747335
at 08:01 23 Jul 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53484998

And the economic response is the thing they've been most praised for, turns out even that was rushed and somewhat chaotic.

What a bunch of inept charlatans.
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This will upset some....
at 10:57 16 Jul 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53427197

Clearly the right decision for me though, and if she has committed crimes she should be tried under UK law when she returns.
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B of E sticking £100bn into the economy
at 12:26 18 Jun 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53093127

Needed, but I look forward to certain posters suggesting that economic stimulus is not the role of the Bank of England and this sets a dangerous precedent.
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Those who were in a pickle over Kinnock
at 11:06 6 Jun 2020

Will be livid when they see this I'm sure: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-hampshire-52939446

Seeing some further details elsewhere that this took place at a holiday home with several attendees, none of whom live on the Isle of Wight.

One rule for us......
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The government are a bunch of sh!ts #274482882
at 23:38 16 May 2020

Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I've just been reading that one of the conditions of the government bailout of TFL is that the congestion charge is reintroduced from Monday and then increased by 30% from next month. So basically at a time that they are espousing that people should drive rather than use public transport they are making the use of cars prohibitive. Why you ask? Well officially the congestion charge being reintroduced comes from the Mayor's office and Sadiq Khan is up for reelection and the Tories would love to have him replaced with one of their own if possible. Politics over people once again.
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The guidance
at 08:34 11 May 2020

Within the space of about an hour this morning Domino Raab has gone from saying you can see your mum and dad separately outdoors, one in the morning and one on the afternoon, to saying you can see them both together as long as you stay 2m apart. It seems even the government doesn't understand its own guidance. What hope for Joe Public? This really is a shambles. Messaging needs to be clear and consistent.
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Best TWTD meltdowns
at 07:04 13 Apr 2020

Totally unrelated to a certain poster's behaviour last night, what are your most memorable TWTD meltdowns? Cruncher had a few belters.
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UK could be worst hit in Europe
at 13:12 12 Apr 2020

In terms of Covid-19 fatalities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52261859

Hard to see this as scaremongering given successive days of 900+ fatalities and a higher daily fatality rate on our worst day than on the worst days in China, Italy and Spain. Bear in mind that we looked on in horror at what was happening in those countries just a few weeks ago.

Considering it started to hit here later than in the rest of mainland Europe, in theory giving us time to prepare and mitigate, that's pretty scandalous. The inquest will come in some months' time but I struggle to see how anyone can think this has been handled competently.
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Lockdown projects/activities
at 10:32 6 Apr 2020

Anyone got anything on the go in particular? I've been getting the garden ship shape, and planning on waxing our floorboards. I've also got a sourdough starter on the go, nearly a week in and after a couple of feeds it's looking pretty epic.
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Excellent from Marina Hyde......
at 07:46 21 Mar 2020

...... as usual: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/20/boris-johnson-covid-19-pri
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Interesting analysis of number of deaths projected
at 07:19 21 Mar 2020

Seems to suggest that some of the figures being quoted are inadvertently inflated. In Italy a lot of the deaths early on were people already in hospital and we don't know how many of them would have succumbed anyway.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51979654
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