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The struggle to fill football grounds - Newcastle!!!!
at 07:57 10 Dec 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50722548

It feels like it was just yesterday when an available season ticket at St. James' Park was like gold dust, now they are giving them away. With West Ham looking like a candidate to fall into the relegation zone it does make me wonder whether suspect owners have a bearing on supporters staying away.
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Anyone else been to White Island?
at 08:23 9 Dec 2019

Was there just over four years ago and thought 'bit much' when they handed out the face masks before we landed. Within ten minutes the sulphur was getting to me and I was using it. But nothing like the experience the two tours earlier today went through. Sad for the persons or people, and their friends and family, who lost their life through a desire to see one of the World's more extraordinary geological features and a sobering reminder of the risks many scientists go through to extend human knowledge:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50708727
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Is Nicky Morgan about to desert Boris Johnson as well?
at 13:11 7 Dec 2019

Breaking news about Russian involvement in the leaking of unpublished documents about trade talks with the United States is being commented on in a 'concerned' manner by the Culture Secretary. Difficult to discern what is going on but the Beeb have just made it the top item in the one o'clock Radio Four news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-50695558
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Ipswich are the Third Division's Man City?
at 08:34 7 Dec 2019

Not just because we have bigger resources than everyone apart from Sunderland (when i discuss this with my Sunderland supporting mate should I venture that they are the Third Division's Newcastle?) but because this comment from Pep may also hint at what has happened with the support on relegation:

'I learnt about Manchester City's history and in the bad, bad moments, the support was almost higher or louder than, for example, now.'

This is from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50693901

The analogy breaks down in the next paragraph though when United's trophy cabinet is compared with City's and the rivals have a somewhat fuller cabinet, sorry Nodge but you are more like East Anglia's Salford City...
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First Heseltine backs the Lib Dems, now John Major says don't vote Conservative
at 13:41 6 Dec 2019

But only in three constituencies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50687225
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Has Andrew Neil's challenge to Boris Johnson been posted on here yet?
at 22:54 5 Dec 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50679252

An 'oven ready interview' does have me thinking of turkeys - voting for Christmas...
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Your daily reminder...that it is Listener Week on 'In Our Time'
at 09:04 5 Dec 2019

and Lawrence of Arabia is today's choice:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_fourfm
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So Swinson managed Andrew Neil OK, she won't be PM
at 08:47 5 Dec 2019

but she would make a much better one than 'running scared' Boris Johnson.
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If you want a good adaptation from the BBC - 'The Name Of The Rose'
at 21:56 2 Dec 2019

I was sceptical when I first saw it advertised. The book is unlikely to be bettered but there has already been a more than passable film version so why bother to adapt it for television? But the involvement of Coen Brothers staiwart John Turturro in the lead role and in writing as well as producing intrigued me. Six episodes down with two to go I am hooked, the emphasis on religious politics has enhanced the whodunnit element greatly and the young actors are especially captivating.
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COP25 - an inauspicious start?
at 13:04 2 Dec 2019

Top news item on the BBC, Al Jazerra and for El Pais:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/12/02/inenglish/1575275387_095475.html

But underneath the headlines it seems an uneven playing field -

'takes place at a time when there is a noticeable lack of international leadership in the fight against climate change. US President Donald Trump has taken the first steps to pull his country out of the Paris Agreement, China is not showing interest in making further cuts to its greenhouse gas emissions, Russia has yet to show the UN its own reduction program, and the EU member states haven’t agreed on the net-zero carbon dioxide emissions goal for 2050.'

'Brazil was originally going to host the COP25, but President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew the offer shortly after his election. And when Chile also announced it was canceling due to the scope of the protests against the Sebastián Piñera administration, the Netherlands offered to host the event – but only on condition that it would also hold the presidency. The Spanish government stepped up, and said it was happy to let Chile preside the conference.'
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'Ladhood', anyone watching?
at 11:46 29 Nov 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07t80n5/ladhood-series-1-1-the-fight

I am completely the wrong demographic for this BBC III series but it interests because it is well written, more social observation than comedy, and has a neat cinematographic device for allowing the main character to look back on his adolescence. I'll stay with it.
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I thought this was a politics forum
at 06:06 29 Nov 2019

Why is there even a tab for adding football threads?
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Robbie Savage signing as a player(!) for Stockport
at 10:09 25 Nov 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50538921

At first I thought 'Blimey, I didn't realise that Stockport had tumbled so far down the leagues' when I saw they were in the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL) First Division South side but now I know that as well as fifth tier Stockport County there is a tenth tier Stockport Town.

Robbie Savage is 45.
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The BBC are putting together profiles of the party leaders
at 09:48 25 Nov 2019

Jo Swinson's is the first one up:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/mrbmlenHGl/election-2019-jo-swinson
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