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Posted in: Actor Bernard Hill, of 'Titanic' and 'Lord of the Rings,' dies at 79 See in context

Yosser Hughes is one of the all time great TV characters.

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Posted in: Man forces his way into apartment; tries to assault 7-year-old girl See in context

Disgusting paedophile. Throw away the key.

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Posted in: Michael Caine announces retirement from acting See in context

Simply the best. So many great performances in fabulous films. Alfie, The Italian Job, Get Carter, Pulp, The Man Who Would Be King, The Ipcress File, Sleuth, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dressed to Kill, Escape to Victory…………..

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Posted in: Okinawa pub posts 'Japanese only' admission sign based on some shaky logic See in context

You don’t need a sign to exclude foreign customers. You just block their way, shouting in Japanese and crossing your arms into a big X shape. Happened to me a few times. The last time was one place in Kobe who welcomed my husband but barred my way when I tried to follow him in. “Why can’t I come in? We’re closing. You let him in. He’s a regular customer. No, I’m not, and that’s my wife. You’ll both have to leave we’re closing” 9pm. Xenophobic liars.

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Posted in: David McCallum, star of hit TV series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' and 'NCIS,' dies at 90 See in context

Yes, Sapphire and Steele, that was fantastic and he was great in that. Also Colditz, The Great Escape and Mother Courage with Diana Rigg.

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Posted in: Leader of Australia's Victoria state, known for tough COVID lockdowns, to step down See in context

Nasty misogynist. Good riddance.

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Posted in: Osaka World Expo organizer to raise construction cost estimate again See in context

Just cancel this ridiculous vanity project.

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Posted in: Japan to delay bill blocking sex offenders from working with children See in context

The DBS in the UK applies to all roles, paid or unpaid, that involves working with children or vulnerable adults. It ain’t rocket science.

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Posted in: Hundreds of fans miss start of England v Argentina Rugby World Cup match See in context

Seriously, the French authorities have an appalling record of dealing with events like this. No clue about logistic, crowd control, environment etc.

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Posted in: Summer's over for UK politicians as Sunak faces crisis over crumbling schools See in context

“I know the timing is frustrating, but I want to give people a sense of the scale of what we are grappling with here,” Sunak told broadcasters. “There are around 22,000 schools in England and the important thing to know is that we expect that 95% of those schools won’t be impacted by this.”

Sunak says not to panic, only 5% of schools will collapse……. That’s 1,100 schools. 1,100. Bloody hell.

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Posted in: UK minister pledges to deal with crumbling school buildings quickly See in context

They’ve known about the risk to life since 2018, and did nothing. In fact, as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2021, Sunak cut school building maintenance to cover only 50 schools.

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

Use both, like the UK.

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Posted in: Rented electric scooters vanish from Paris streets See in context

Good. I wish London would follow suit.

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Posted in: In Japan, a third of today's 18-year-old women may not have children: study See in context

Maybe just viewing women as baby making machines isa huge art of the problem. Women are more than just their fertility.

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Posted in: London's contentious clean air zone extends to entire city See in context

Luddite: Pop in to a pub in Dartford, Romford or Dagenham on Saturday night and express that opinion. See how you get on.

Areas of Greater London and Kent that is well served by public transport to get you into London. I live in central London, I prefer people not to drive where I live, especially when there is no need.

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Posted in: Why are alcoholic beverages sold at the Koshien high school baseball tournament? See in context

I’d need a lot of alcohol to sit through a baseball match.

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Posted in: When you hear the word superfood, what food items do you think of? See in context

Scam. No such thing as a ‘superfood’. Pseudoscience designed to make you buy more of something.

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Posted in: London's contentious clean air zone extends to entire city See in context

Inner London has been a ULEZ zone for some time. I welcome the expansion of the zone. Most of those whining live on the outskirts of London, in the Home Counties. Stop driving into London.

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Posted in: Half of bus drivers in Japan greet each other via hand wave, defying rules See in context

Stupid and dehumanising rule. If you don’t see London bus drivers waving at each other something is definitely wrong in the world.

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Posted in: Over 50% of seniors in Japan wishing to be in work unemployed: survey See in context

Agism. The last acceptable prejudice.

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Posted in: Renowned British talk show host Michael Parkinson dies at 88 See in context

Simply the best chat show host. He just prompted his guests, then sat back and listened. Lovely.

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Posted in: Elderly couple found dead in Tokyo home; heatstroke suspected See in context

Probably worried about paying the electricity bill.

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Posted in: Court OKs expanding London's road pollution charge See in context

As a Londoner I welcome the expansion of ULEZ.

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Posted in: As e-bikes proliferate, so do deadly fires blamed on exploding lithium-ion batteries See in context

The London Fire Brigade attend e scooter and e bike battery caused residential fires every week. Many of these fires have caused fatalities.

No one should be allowed to charge these batteries in their home. They make the whole building a death trap.

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Posted in: Sinéad O’Connor, provocative Irish singer-songwriter, dies at 56 See in context

What poorly researched obituary. She was diagnosed with PTSD due to being abused as a child and being sent to a notorious Magdelene laundry. She converted to Islam many years ago and changed her name. No mention of that.

She was a troubled soul, struggling with illness and loss. RIP.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for pushing elderly woman off bicycle and stealing her wallet See in context

Utter scum. Throw away the key.

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Posted in: Tourists are packing European hotspots See in context

London is bursting with tourists, hotels and air bnbs are booked up, even at premium prices.

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