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Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby's life will end.

Wed 26 Jul 2017, 11:18 am by papa_umau

A High Court judge is set to decide later where Charlie Gard's life will end after another dispute between his parents and hospital bosses.

Chris Gard and Connie Yates want permission to take the 11-month-old home for his final days.

But Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said it was not practical to provide the level of life-support treatment to Charlie at the couple's London home.

It says a …

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Parents spending their last moments with Charlie.

Tue 25 Jul 2017, 11:44 am by papa_umau

Charlie Gard: 'Last precious moments' for parents with their son.

Charlie Gard's parents are spending their "last precious moments" with their terminally ill son after ending their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment.

Lawyers said Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to spend the "maximum amount of time they have left with Charlie".

The couple ended the case after a US doctor told them …

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Watchdogs to get tough on gender stereotypes

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:27 am by papa_umau

Advertising watchdog to get tough on gender stereotypes

Advertisements that show men failing at simple household tasks and women left to clean up are set to be banned by the UK advertising watchdog.

The Advertising Standards Authority will crack down on ads that feature stereotypical gender roles.

Ads that mock people for not conforming to gender types or reinforce gender roles had "costs for …

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HS2 reveals the contract winners.

Mon 17 Jul 2017, 11:59 am by papa_umau

HS2 reveals winners of building contracts

The winners of 6.6bn worth of contracts to build the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham have been announced by the government.

UK firms Carillion, Costain and Balfour Beatty are among the consortiums who will build tunnels, bridges and embankments on the first stretch of the new high speed rail line.

The contracts will support …

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A fairly new chat-room I found.

Thu 13 Jul 2017, 12:09 pm by zathrus

Here is a renewed Chat-board that has been missing for a good while.

Thought you "chatters" might like to look at it.


What next for Charlie Gard.

Sat 15 Jul 2017, 12:06 pm by Angie baby

What comes next in the case of critically ill baby Charlie Gard?

With experts meeting to discuss Charlie, this might be the breakthrough his parents have been hoping for, says Joshua Rozenberg.

Connie Yates and Chris Gard have achieved more for their critically ill son in the past week than they have during the past five months of their legal battle with Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A meeting …

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The largest British aircraft carrier is now to start sea trials.

Mon 26 Jun 2017, 12:38 pm by papa_umau

The first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carrier is due to set sail on it's maiden voyage from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife

HMS Queen Elizabeth - one of two new carriers being built in the yard at a cost of more than 6bn - is to begin sea trials.

She is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.

Her flightdeck alone is the size of three football pitches.

Once in service she can …

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Is you're smart meter spying on you ?

Mon 03 Jul 2017, 11:47 am by papa_umau

The French are getting heated up about their meters collecting data on their daily lives. Perhaps the British should be concerned too.

By Patrick Collinson of the Guardian.

They are the mini-computers being installed in 30m UK homes and businesses in an 11bn programme that will allow the energy companies to remotely monitor our gas and electricity usage.

But could smart meters also become the …

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Snooping requests go very wrong as police make grave mistakes.

Tue 04 Jul 2017, 11:50 am by papa_umau

Innocent people were wrongly investigated as suspected paedophiles, including one who was arrested, because of snooping blunders by police and internet companies.

Five people had their homes searched and computers seized last year after errors in requests for email and phone records meant they were wrongly targeted, a watchdog has revealed.

Sir Anthony May, the Interception of Communications …

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