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Beat Lockdown with your own Backyard Golf Course

Beat the lockdown with this Backyard Golf Course from 1960. To make your own, you’ll need: a putter, golfball, string, tin cards, cardboard, a backyard and a more odds and … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


Children jumping from third floor window onto mattresses at Ashfield Valley estate, Rochdale, 1980s

This incredible photograph shows children jumping onto a pile of mattresses at the Ashfield Valley estate in Rochdale in the 1980s. We don’t know the people in it. We don’t … (read more)

Posted: 20th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Simeon Francis – ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Say the words on camera and media will notice your unexplained death in police custody

Simeon Francis, 35, died in a police cell on 20 May. He’d been arrested in Exeter and for reasons unclear sent to a police station in Torquay, around 20 miles … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal : Injured Mari, Hapless Luiz, Terrible Mustafi and the worst defensive crisis in living memory

When Arsenal’s Pablo Marí was injured just a few minutes into the restarted Premier League season, the obituaries were ready to be written. The defender’s injury sustained in a 3-0 … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Barcelona opera house reopens to an audience of 2,000 plants

Barcelona’s Liceu opera house reopens on June 22 with a concert for 2,292 plants. Humans will have to tune in on YouTube. Concert for the Biocene will feature Puccini’s “Crisantemi” … (read more)

Posted: 19th, June 2020 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Police racism in Britain : the individual saves the institution

The BBC has a story on racism in the British police. I’ve seen police racism myself. The police seems to attract more than its fair share of bigots. Stood at … (read more)

Posted: 18th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


You Can Buy A Face Mask Featuring A Picture Of Your Own Face

You can wear face mask that looks like your face. San Francisco-based designer Danielle Baskin has adapted the N95 respiratory masks to feature your own face.

We’re a service that prints … (read more)

Posted: 18th, June 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Madeleine McCann: suspect says he didn’t do it; no evidence to charge him

To coincide with the resumption of the football season, the Mirror leads with a photo of Madeleine McCann in her Everton kit. The news is that convicted rapist and peadophile … (read more)

Posted: 17th, June 2020 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: Wolters might be wrong, the missing letter and wafer-thin concrete

On June 15 the Sun told readers that Madeleine’s McCann’s parents were due to receive a letter from German prosectors. The letter would tell Gerry and Kate McCann how their … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2020 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Oxford University patronises black students with George Floyd therapy

Racism is for fools. Anyone sane should strive for equality. But at Oxford University, fine minds think black students are weak and in need of therapy following the alleged murder … (read more)

Posted: 16th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: German police catch suspected murderer but think victim could be alive

Christian Brueckner has yet to be arrested or charged with the alleged murder of Madeleine McCann. there is no news. So the media returns to its default poistion: watching the … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2020 | In: Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Essex man arrested for peeing at PC Keith Palmer memorial

The man seen taking a leak at the memorial to PC Keith Palmer has been arrested. The stone pays tribute to the life of Mr Palmer, 48. He was one … (read more)

Posted: 14th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Jane Elliott of Riceville, Iowa: The blue eyes v brown eyes racism experiment

One day after Martin Luther King Junior was murdered, Jane Elliott, a teacher in Riceville, Iowa, wanted to illustrate the perils of prejudice to her class. On April 5, 1968, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, June 2020 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment


Edward Colston the moral saint and father of Bristol: why the statue to a slave trader was built 170 years after his death

For some time campaigners wanted to add a ‘corrective’ plaque on the statue of Edward Colston (2 November 1636 – 11 October 1721). Last week, protestors went further, pulling down … (read more)

Posted: 9th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Black Lives Matters if you want to sell newspapers and celebrate the toppling of Edward Colston

Anti-racism protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd in the US occupy the front pages. The Mirror calls it “The march for change”. Thousands of us took part in … (read more)

Posted: 8th, June 2020 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: B is for Brueckner or Brückner and René Hasee is blond and missing

René Hasee

Madeleine McCann returned to the front pages with a new suspect and a flurry of questions, none of which will be answered until we know what happened to her. … (read more)

Posted: 7th, June 2020 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


‘Good on her’: Australian TV host praises the white twin over the black twin of mixed-race parents

Maria and Lucy Aylmer from Gloucester, UK, are twins. “Good on her,” says the TV host as she appraises Lucy’s fair skin. Non-identical twins are not identical is not a … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Madeleine McCann: The Sun versus Christian Brueckner and what Tasmin Sillence really saw

The Sun has been talking about depraved criminal Christian Brueckner with a “Key Madeleine McCann witness”. But has the paper been sticking to the facts to get a story? The … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Madeleine MaCann: Christian Brueckner, blonde Inga Gehricke but not darker Aref Ismaili

After moral panics, conspiracy theories, false accusations, arguidos and hundreds of journalists typing the words “every parent’s worst nightmare”, we are now invited to wonder if Christian Brueckner kidnapped … (read more)

Posted: 6th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


Police looting Nike trainers in Chicago has nothing to do with race or the death of George Floyd

Was the alleged murder of George Floyd not enough to damn the police? Having witnessed the worst of policing, many want more. Take the story “Policeman Caught Looting Nike Shoes … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2020 | In: News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: assumed dead, photos of German paedo Christian B and Jimmy Savile

Yesterday Madeleine McCann returned to the front pages. A relaxing of the Covid-19 induced lockdown meant the time was ripe for police and media to bring us an update on … (read more)

Posted: 5th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Madeleine McCann: maybe the German in the van took her – or maybe not

There’s a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It’s a 43-year-old German man. No need to look for him. He’s already in prison. German media has identified him … (read more)

Posted: 4th, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Fabulous Photographs and Art Prints of Manchester United and Manchester City Football Fans 1976-1977

Thanks to the Flashbak art prints shop for showing us these brilliant photographs of football fans in Manchester in the late 1970s. They were taken by Iain S. P. … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, June 2020 | In: Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Coronavirus Club: what happens if Premier League players refuse to play?

We’ve heard a fair a bit about footballers testing positive – and most of them testing negative – for coronavirus. But what if they don’t want to work in an … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2020 | In: Sports | Comment


Monkeys mug lab assistant and escape with Coronavirus samples

To Delhi, India, where news is that monkeys have made off with samples of Covid-19. The monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and made off with a batch of coronavirus blood … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment