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MANSION ARRESTS: Six held for burglary at abandoned mansion.

Tue 26 May 2020, 12:14 pm by papa_umau

Mansion left frozen in time by tycoon ‘who left bundles of cash lying around’.

SIX people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary at an abandoned mansion left frozen in time by a Greek tycoon.

The arrests came days after the mysterious owner and mansion were catapulted into the limelight by the bizarre story.

A Bentley was left to rust on the driveway of the abandoned mansion …

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Captain, ( or should I say Colonel ), Tom Moore 'overawed' by knighthood for NHS fundraising.

Wed 20 May 2020, 11:47 am by papa_umau

Captain Tom Moore said he was "overawed" to find out he was being awarded a knighthood for his fundraising efforts.

The war veteran raised more than £32m for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April.

Capt Tom's initial reaction was "this can't be true" when told about the honour.

The centenarian received the special nomination from the prime …

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The discovery of the decade: Angelina Jordan.

Sun 10 May 2020, 12:12 pm by papa_umau

A modern jazz miracle:

I discovered this young girl singer on a Youtube search and realised that even although she started singing jazz at one and a half she now has a tremendous range of musical talent.

My favourite one is on YouTube and is in black and white.

Go to YouTube and Search: "Angelina Jordan - I put a spell on you".

This will show you a number of later recordings on YouTube that …

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Heads say 1 June school reopening plan 'not feasible'.

Wed 13 May 2020, 11:09 am by papa_umau

The planned reopening of schools in England on 1 June is not feasible, head teachers and council leaders have said.

National Association of Head Teachers head Paul Whiteman told MPs that, as his union understood official guidance, it would not be possible to reopen primaries as the government planned.

He told an MPs' committee many schools would not be able to accommodate the advised 15 pupils …

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Coronavirus: Prof Neil Ferguson quits after 'undermining' lockdown.

Wed 06 May 2020, 11:45 am by papa_umau

Prof Neil Ferguson has quit as a government adviser on coronavirus after admitting an "error of judgement".

Prof Ferguson, whose advice to the prime minister led to the UK lockdown, said he regretted "undermining" the messages on social distancing.

The Telegraph reported that a woman he was said to be in a relationship with visited his home in lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was …

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Coronavirus: Care home deaths up as hospital cases fall.

Tue 28 Apr 2020, 12:06 pm by papa_umau

A third of all coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are now happening in care homes, figures show.

Office for National Statistics data showed there were 2,000 coronavirus care home deaths in the week ending 17 April - double the previous week.

Projections for the following week - up to last Friday - suggested the numbers have since continued to rise.

It comes as coronavirus hospital deaths …

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Trump in trouble over de-funding the W.H.O.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 12:02 pm by papa_umau

US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has "failed in its basic duty" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

He accused the UN agency of mismanaging and covering up the spread of the virus after it emerged in China, and said it must be held accountable.

In response, the UN's chief said it was "not the time" to cut …

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Coronavirus in Scotland: Calderwood agreed to go after long chat with FM.

Mon 06 Apr 2020, 12:30 pm by papa_umau

It seems that even the most "aware" of us cannot resist cheating if they think they can get away with it.

Catherine Calderwod tried it and was caught, now she has resigned and is no more.

Scotland's first minister said it was her view that Dr Catherine Calderwood should resign as the country's chief medical officer.

Nicola Sturgeon told BBC Breakfast that she had a "long conversation" with the …

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MPs oppose 'bedroom tax' being applied to domestic abuse survivors.

Tue 10 Mar 2020, 11:17 am by papa_umau

The government must stop applying the so-called "bedroom tax" to domestic abuse survivors fleeing their partners, 44 MPs have written in a letter seen by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show.

One rape survivor, living in a home adapted for her safety, had her housing benefits cut because of her spare room.

The European Court of Human Rights said her case was discriminatory.

A government bid to …

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