• https://www.google.com/amp/s/metro.co.uk/2022/06/28/londons-metropolitan-police-placed-into-special-measures-after-scandals-16907096/amp/
  • So here we go... Wimbledon starts today. Djokovic plays midday as we have no requirements on mandatory vaccines to enter the country. I Love Wimbledon , always have so game on !
  • The draft is being unveiled today...what are your thoughts? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.eu/article/brexit-euro-justice-law-uk-courts-ignore-decisions-new-human-rights-plan/amp/
  • I would just like to give a compliment to scoop instead of a complaint lol. Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to look into and tackle valid concerns when they are brought to you. Much appreciated!
  • https://www.politics.co.uk/news-in-brief/300-million-new-funding-to-cut-frightening-levels-of-youth-crime/ The government says this could include mentoring, extra school tuition, sports clubs, help to address any issues at school or at home, with their mental health or with substance misuse, tackling the root causes of their behaviour and helping them to get their lives back on track.
  • I think this is sad for all concerned https://inews.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon-2022-atp-ranking-points-removes-itf-wta-1642969
  • Be Kind to others... be kind to yourself... Remember that someone struggling with mental health can seem to be OK...
  • Thinking about another post on here made me wonder... are we brand snobs food wise? What have you swapped for a shops own brand that is just as nice? What food product is a no no to swapping? I often by own brand Shopping, the one thing I will never swap is tinned spaghetti! I love it on toast but it has to be Heinz.
  • The Father- Anthony Hopkins A beautiful film told from the view of someone with Dementia, it captures the confusion of surroundings and people not seeming familiar. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic in it , as is Olivia Coleman as his daughter. Made me cry!
  • Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a blood sugar monitor? So many options!
  • My heart hurt after reading the story of a 12 year old girl who killed her 14 year old cousin by accident whilst messing around with a gun on an Instagram live stream in a bathroom at a relatives party,then seemingly shot herself. Two young lives lost forever.Cops called it murder/suicide whilst relative insist it was an accident. The video is widely circulating. Should videos like these be allowed to be kept online? Should gun laws be changed or would it have made no difference? https://www.google.com/amp/s/metro.co.uk/2022/03/28/missouri-girl-fatally-shoots-cousin-and-herself-on-instagram-live-16359773/amp/
  • I'm not a big fan of the Royals but my heart ached today for the Queen at Prince Philips memorial. She looked so frail ,I cannot begin to imagine how much she must miss her husband
  • I lost my beautiful staffy Flash 3 weeks ago suddenly. Those of you who have lost pets know the pain. I was part of a staffy group on FB, one of the members sent me a link to their offshoot group on senior staffies over the rainbow bridge. I posted about my boy and put up a photo, within a day I had 300 fellow staffy owners send me messages of support. I looked back over previous posts and there isn't one cross word in the whole thing, just an outpouring of sympathy and support for those who are struggling with losing a beloved pet. A safe place to talk about how you are feeling and a place to remember our lost pets. Sometimes we forget there is a positive side to social media
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17887438/john-bercow-banned-parliament-serial-bully-liar/
  • Just caught up and watched this. It really brings home how bad some people were hit by covid and how very lucky most of us were. I feel lucky just to have minor lung scarring after watching this programme. My best wishes go out to all of the families who are going through the long term impact of it xx
  • Djokovic has said he is willing to miss out on Wimbledon and the French open instead of getting vaccinated https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/novak-djokovic-says-missing-grand-slams-is-price-im-willing-to-pay-to-avoid-covid-vaccination
  • If you type the word "askew" into the Google search box and press go, the entire page will tilt slightly. Try to search "do a barrel roll" too 😀
  • Tensions have built between Russia and Ukraine to the point of Americans and Britons being told to leave Ukraine whilst they can. Joe Biden has promised "that further Russian aggression would be met with a resolute, massive, and united Transatlantic response." Worrying times
  • I was lucky enough to get to see Dad yesterday in his dementia nursing home. We weren't sure if they had relaxed any rules but happily they are still very careful. The visit includes: Standing outside and doing a LFT before being able to sign for the visit Walking outside to the conservatory that had been washed down and prepped , we are not allowed into ANY parts of the care home other than this so do not come into contact with anyone. Visit undertaken with gloves, masks and aprons Going out the same way so as not to see anyone from the home. They are being very careful which I am totally grateful for!
  • OK, this may sound odd but it's a genuine question! Has anyone with an older dog used doggie nappies or male dog wraps to help with peeing incidents?
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59549800
  • https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1541197/prince-harry-sues-for-uk-police-protection
  • So, Andrew has been stripped of his titles and honours and now faces trial as a private citizen not a royal. This civil case will be interesting
  • So from next Monday isolation rules will be 5 days. Thoughts?
  • Hi scoop, just wondering if you could confirm something for me. If I send someone a PM forwarding messages to someone, the recipient will get the PM from MY name and not the forwarded messages name . Am I seeing this right?
  • Just had a really interesting conversation about Covid. It seems we have been battling it forever. Looking back at the first Lockdown, it all seemed very weird and extraordinary to be told to stay indoors and work from home! Then the freedom and then other lockdowns came along and here we are, battling yet another variant that is said to spread fastest. Suddenly there are rumblings at work at preparations for having to shut down groups and activities and run things virtually, talk of having to work remotely 100% of the time again and the impact on people. My question is, what do YOU think is next? More rules and restrictions before or after Christmas? another WFH order? how are YOU all feeling? Mine is a mixture of tiredness and sadness at lost loved ones in our family and circle, frustration at people who still do not take it seriously and just plain anxiety about people being safe.
  • Had a respiratory specialist appt today. She told me a very interesting fact. I was explaining that I was suddenly ha ing allergy type symptoms when my daughters dog came to my house. She said they have been finding that people who have had covid suddenly have their allergies change or new allergies suddenly come on! How weird is that! She said they have been reporting it back as nobody has done studies or realised until now
  • I grew up with Dad listening to country . Sometimes it hits your heart! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBLruNfUqUs
  • Love it: - Anybody get stressed about Christmas Dinner ? Read this from a Sheffield butchers . I’ve pinched this, but it’s fab!! Patterson’s Butchers Sheffield 😂Just in case anyone is stressing about Christmas Day..............! 😂 Here's my top tip 🎄Christmas Dinner.... I have concluded that the inevitable stress of Christmas dinner is created by adverts, supermarkets and TV chefs... It's a Sunday dinner for goodness sake!!! The only difference is that you are allowed to open a bottle of wine before you open the kitchen curtains. 🍷🍷🍷 🙄We do it quite happily 51 weeks of the year but can we the consumers be trusted to manage by ourselves on one day of the year...apparently not! Here goes...💓 1. Turkey... It's a big fecking chicken that's all, 20 minutes per lb plus 20 minutes at 180 degrees - jobs a good un! Get yourselves a meat thermometer £3 off the Internet poke it in the offending bird if it says 75 degrees or over its cooked!👏🏼 2. Stuffing - regardless of what Jamie Oliver says you do NOT need 2lbs of shoulder of pork, onions breadcrumbs,pine nuts and a shit load of fresh herbs to make stuffing....( no fecking wonder he's bankrupt if thats what he spends to make stuffing!)😜 What you need is Paxo and a kettle!! If you wanna liven it up squeeze 3 sausages out of their skins and mix that in with your Paxo before cooking 😉. 3. Gravy - Jamie Oliver is copping for this one aswell.... Bisto Jamie.... All you need is Bisto! I ( nor anyone else I know) has got time on Christmas Eve to piss about roasting chicken wings and vegetables, adding stock and flour,cooking it for another half hour, mashing it all up with a potato masher and then straining the whole sorry mess to make gravy 😠😠😠 4. Vegetables...🍆 Never mind faffing round shredding sprouts and frying them with bacon and chestnuts to make them more palatable... If you don't like them don't buy and cook the fecking things!! If your family only eats frozen peas then that's good enough! 5. Roast potatoes... Yes I par boil mine then roast them in goose fat but Aunt Bessie also does the same 😉. 6. Trimmings /Christmas pudding and the like.... Aldi or Lidl! (oh and while we're on the subject of pudding- if birds custard is what your family likes on the wretched thing then that's fine - you do not need brandy butter /rum sauce etc or anything else that costs a fecking fortune and takes 2 hours to make!) 7. Family.... Children.. Feed the little blighters first separately, if they only want turkey with tomato sauce - fine leave em to it, it doesn't matter. Once they are fed bugger them off to play with their Christmas presents so that YOU can enjoy your dinner in Peace! Adults... Anyone that can manage to get their sorry arse to your dinner table is also capable of helping to serve up/ sort the kids out/ clear the table /wash up /dry up etc. And Finally..... NO ONE.... And I mean no one APART FROM THE COOK IS ALLOWED TO GET PISSED AND FALL ASLEEP BEFORE THE WASHING UP IS DONE!!! Rant over 😂 🎄Merry Christmas!🎄 Cheers 🍷🍷🍷
  • Hi team Is it possible for the notification number on loops to be cleared at the same time when you mark all Notifications as read?
  • Well, it's been an interesting few days. You may remember my brush with covid that wasnt that serious in comparison to others. Well, it gave me a second adventure! I had a cold for 10 days, yesterday became very breathless and spoke to th3 Dr who called an ambulance and sent me to a & e . 5 covid tests later - all negative- an xray showed a right lung that is fully infected . Wouldn't let me out as my blood oxygen crashed everytime they stopped giving me it. 5 nebuliser, 4 antibiotic IVs, a shed load of steroids ,oxygen,paracetamol, ibuprofen,blood thinners later am still here waiting to hear if I can go home. Apparently its a pattern, people who have a mild case of covid recover,then 6 to 8 weeks later become unwell. The joys of this ever giving thing!
  • Watched this last night. True story about the aftermath of 911 and how compensation was worked out on a formula based on what each life was worth and families fighting to get people to realise that a cleaner dying in the trade centre was worth as much as a top exec etc. Very moving film
  • Documentary that spans over a decade following the case of novelist Michael Peterson whose wife died on their staircase. Very interesting following the trial and evidence - I still can't make up my mind what the truth is!
  • I have just got off the phone with my step sister. Her 10 year old son went to school yesterday happy and healthy. Last night at 8 pm he started to feel unwell, he has slight asthma. In 10 mins he was struggling to breathe. She bundled him in the car and drove 10 mins to the hospital. 10 minutes after getting there his heart stopped and they had to resuscitate him.they managed to re start his heart. Rushed tests through and he has covid. The hospital are very alarmed as this was showing with complication in blood platelets also. He is now on oxygen fighting it. The speed is disastrous and worrying . The Dr's cannot work out why and how it was so fast. Be vigilant out there and stay safe
  • I totally love this article and the photos. It reminds me that every older person has a story to tell. https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/reflections-of-the-past-tom-hussey/
  • Good morning Scoop. I just thought I would ask for an update after your post a while back regarding racist remarks etc. It seems things are worse than ever with comments being racist or disruptive and no matter how much people report nothing is done. Are there any plans to tackle it?
  • Once again I am battling to get to sleep tonight. So I thought it would be fun to.list all of the symptoms my Covid visitor has given me so far! 1. Headache - for the first 48 hours I had the migraine sharp pain mixed with the flu foggy dull pain headache from hell. Nothing touched it.one of the worst ones I've had. 2. Severe stomach cramps- second worst one. Felt like a sharp case of food poisoning 3. Aches and pains in joints and back. A lot like flu 4.temp flinging from hot to cold then back again. 5.insomnia -just cannot sleep at all 6. Itchy skin- very annoying 7.everything tastes funny like iron tea 8.weirdest one for me- terrible Vertigo that felt like I was drunk ! Am off to make tea... Will add any others as they come lol
  • Broke my heart to hear a 5 year old was one of the victims. My thoughts with all of the families. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-58197414
  • Well I thought I would share my experience ! As some of you know, we had 10 close family members at an outdoor 1st Birthday party on the 4th. We all had lateral tests that were negative on that day. On Friday 6th ,my daughters boyfriend did a lateral test to go to the gym and tested positive.He immediately booked a PCR test as he had a temperature and informed us all. We all did LFT and were all negative but all started to isolate for 10 days. His pCR test came back on the 8th as inconclusive so he had another done. All of us still isolating.Today , his test came back positive. His app told him he had to isolate for 7 days.we all expected a ping. My daughter got pinged and was told isolation for 10 days from today, one other family member got pinged and given 4 days, the rest of us no pings at all.We all have our app on so I don't know why. Conclusion... since Friday, 9 of us could have been out spreading covid merrily amongst the public for 5 days, and 7 of us still aren't legally obliged to isolate as no ping(even though we all are)
  • This broke my heart.the poor lady refused further treatment after watching her husband die.shw diedn12 hours later. Both double vaccinated. So so sad https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/obituaries/2436220/john-and-may-cropley-covid-took-pastor-john-and-12-hours-later-may-went-with-him/amp/
  • yet another story - when will people listen? https://metro.co.uk/2021/08/09/father-mother-and-son-all-die-within-a-week-after-refusing-vaccine-15060319/
  • This very Handsome Sheepshead fish was caught in North Caroliner, what a friendly smile! Wonder what his name is....

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