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Reykjavík (and Iceland in General)
at 09:34 14 Nov 2018

Planning a visit in December and know there are some incredibly well traveled folk on here.. I've found a couple of relatively inexpensive airbnb's but if anyone has any recommendations of areas to stay (in Reykjavik), places to eat, things to see/avoid etc. then that would be greatly appreciated
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Faro..
at 15:25 1 Nov 2018

Or Southern Portugal in general.. I'm looking for some travel advice from the resident Judith Chalmers on this board..

I'm looking at a long weekend in December and found some disgustingly cheap flights to Faro.. Is it worth staying there for couple of days as a city break or move somewhere else along the south coast?

Any recommendations would be welcome
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Police to sue government over budget cuts
at 10:22 31 Oct 2018

Sensationalist headline aside, it's quite a bleak situation when the figures show that police numbers will potentially drop to their lowest since 1974

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/30/police-threaten-tories-with-lega
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US Midterms
at 11:36 22 Oct 2018

Has anyone else taken a surprising interest in what is going on over the pond?

I would not consider myself very politically minded and steer clear of most (if not all) politics based threads on here.. But I've become genuinely interested in what is going on in the US and the possible outcomes that could happen in the next few weeks.

This story in Vermont is quite interesting for those who have a passing interest: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45922719

A Republican who passed stricter gun controls last year and has called on greater mental health support (taking a gentle swipe at Trump in his speech when passing the bills).. He has been panned by Republican voters but is running to be re elected against an openly transgender Democratic candidate.
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A real Death Star?
at 15:55 19 Oct 2018

Couldn't help but let my imagination run away with itself when I was reading this article..

Seems like China are creating their own moon... Whatever next?

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/china-launch-artificial-moon-illuminate-c
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Brentford appoint new Manager
at 10:09 17 Oct 2018

and they have promoted from within the club

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45881828

One of Smith's 2 assistant managers followed him to Villa while the other (Thomas Frank) has been promoted to the role of Head Coach

Will be very interesting to see what happens with both Brentford and Villa as it seems that Brentford are confident in their opinion that Frank was a key reason for Brentford's success over the past couple of years
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28 - 0
at 12:23 18 Sep 2018

Following on from the Women's Football thread t'other day, BBC sport have added a video of all 28 (Twenty Eight) goals in a 28-0 win for Benfica Women as they made their debut in the league

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45550697


I reckon those of us with Grandmothers would expect them to do a better job than their keeper (who I don't think dived to make a save all game)
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Nike?
at 14:06 4 Sep 2018

What are peoples thoughts on the news today of Colin Kaepernick (among others) being used as the face of their new campaign.

Personally I really like/respect the bloke & what he's doing. Though it seems that the backlash in the states has happened already..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/45407340

I think it's great of them to use Black athletes and Inspirational quotes in the current climate. My absolute favourite is Shaquem Griffin, that guy is a real inspiration.
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Site Ads
at 14:41 28 Aug 2018

Is anyone else getting some rather odd pop up ads when on this site?

I am getting used to the silk boxers and ihavans cigar ads.. plus some others that I've been searching recently (Mobile phones, holidays etc.)

but i'm getting an increasing number of attractive women popping up from sites such as 'Ukrainian Charm' & 'Asian Charm' and something about beautiful Latina's etc. with some suggestive titles.

To quickly dispel any thoughts of shenanigans, this is on my work laptop which has never been used for anything unsavory. They filter it to stop anyone from accessing social media, ticket sites, shopping, gambling sites etc.. It sometimes even blocks this site so nothing to do with previous browser history.

Is anyone else seeing these ads? I'm also getting some from Boohoo and Missguided (among others) which I wouldn't pen as being regular retailers the users on here find themselves on...
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Horses & Betting etc.
at 15:38 24 Aug 2018

I'm making a rare trip to the ponies this weekend and have noticed various threads on betting on here in the past so wanted to check if anyone had any tips for York tomorrow? Failing that which papers are the best to peruse for info?
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Cricket
at 11:35 10 Aug 2018

England are on it again this morning... Or should that be Anderson is on it?

Unbelievable start with India only registering their first runs in the 4th over after Anderson took a wicket with 5 ball of the day.
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46 Goals
at 09:26 10 Aug 2018

That is the number of goals that we need to replace this season with the players we have offloaded this summer (Our 5 Leading goalscorers from last season!)

Waghorn - 16
Garner - 10
McGoldrick - 8
Celina - 8
Connolly - 4

I've been impressed by the transfer activity this summer, but looking at it from a purely numbers perspective, or without bias.. it looks like we are in for a struggle. Personally I don't see it like that myself, but I've seen plenty of people make those sort of comments about other clubs (Norwich an example with Maddison & Murphy leaving)

For what it's worth I think we'll see a lot more goalscorers this season with goals being shared around a lot more than they have in years. Hopefully culminating in more than the 57 we got last season.
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Callum Connolly
at 14:33 8 Aug 2018

Sky Sports reporting that he is about to sign on a season long loan for Wigan.

Will be interesting to see 1) What position they plan of playing him, and 2) How he gets on as he was terrific for us in spells last season and decent the rest of the time. Would be a useful addition to most sides in this league.
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Team for Saturday
at 10:23 12 Jul 2018

Will I am sure look completely different to the one we saw last night. And I can agree that it probably should.

The likes of Henderson, Kane, Lingard, Sterling & Trippier have completely emptied the tank this tournament.. and Henderson in particular has had a long hard slog of a season, with his hoped being dashed late in the day on 2 separate occasions

I am sure that Gareth and his team will assess them on their psychological state in the next couple of days and decide on who he thinks is ready for one more battle and who is too emotionally raw after last night. After all there is very little time between the matches and physically there will be some tired legs, but perhaps most importantly there will be fried minds that are still coming to terms with the world cup dream coming to an end
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University of Reading offering Scholarships to Refugees
at 11:16 5 Jul 2018

Planning to offer up to 14 scholarships to Refugees (presumed locally based)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-44695372

They've taken a bit of heat because of it, but mainly because of their brilliant no nonsense response which I would applaud them for.
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Heterosexual couple win right to civil partnership
at 10:53 27 Jun 2018

Is the headline to an article on the BBC Website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44627990

Discuss..
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13 Reasons Why Season 2
at 16:54 26 Jun 2018

*No Spoilers here*

Finished the season at the weekend and not been able to shift it from my mind.. After a fairly average start, season 2 was equally as shocking and hard hitting as the 1st (for those who saw it)

I appreciate that it's a little bit too much 'High School Drama' for some people and can be easily frustrating but some very topical themes of mental health (among others) that are tackled and portrayed in a very tactful way.

Brilliant brilliant show and one that I think will affect an awful lot of people.
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Flight of the Conchords
at 09:58 26 Jun 2018

Any one been to see them yet this tour?

I'm going to see them tonight in Birmingham. Not too sure what to expect really, but hopefully will be a good show
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England Cricket
at 14:03 19 Jun 2018

Third ODI against Australia and batting 1st

I'm going to predict we get a total of 454 with Morgan getting a ton. Winning by 100+ runs
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