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  1. Jo Swinson elected new Lib Dem leader
  2. That’s all good but doesn’t negate the impact that the people have with litter dropped, gum spat out and homeless/dossers hanging around. Far too many well built attractive buildings have been replaced and continue to be replaced by boring, substandard, short term profit making blocks.
  3. Used an iPad and Apple TV. Had problems getting it to run on the TV as there doesn't seem to be a way to launch it to Apple TV from the match stream so I got a YouTube vid going and then reverted to the stream. Didn't realise it was on YouTube will try that on Tuesday. Picture was Kermorgant
  4. What a sad twisted society we have when people, and from all sides can't have an opinion without being abused. Labour's shadow justice minister Gloria De Piero has quit its front bench and decided not to stand at the next general election, saying she is worried about the party's "lack of tolerance". Ms De Piero, who is the MP for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, said she had received "grim" online abuse. She campaigned for Remain in a strongly pro-Brexit seat but does not support a second referendum. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said her decision was "disappointing". Speaking to members on Friday, Ms De Piero said a "lack of tolerance for different viewpoints in the Labour Party frankly worries me". "We have to have respect for each other, even if we disagree, because we are all part of this party," she added. She said she received abuse on social media from people wanting to overturn the referendum result.
  5. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-represented-transfer-speed-3113675 Manchester City, West Ham, Wolves and Everton were also present from the Premier League ByJordan Blackwell 12:00, 20 JUL 2019 Leicester City were represented as more than 100 clubs talked transfers in an event described as ‘football speed-dating’ this week. Guy Branston, development squad loans manager at City, joined representatives from around the world at Stamford Bridge for a day of quickfire negotiations. The event was organised by online football marketplace TransferRoom, who charge clubs a subscription to use their website, which lists players who are available to buy or loan. This week, they brought club officials from the likes of Manchester City, West Ham, Wolves and Everton together for 15-minute chats to discuss potential deals, allowing sides to cut out the middlemen and hopefully do better business. While no transfers or loans were completed at Chelsea’s ground, details will have been exchanged and TransferRoom’s CEO Jonas Ankersen expects his company to play a role in more than 100 deals before the transfer deadline. “The window is closing in just four weeks,” said Ankersen. "And we are pleased TransferRoom can play an important part in helping clubs sign and sell players. “Clubs decide who they want to meet, so they use the chance to agree terms as chase down potential transfers. “They share requirements and availability and see if there is a match. “We expect that around 150 transfers will be facilitated with help from TransferRoom.com this summer." City appointed Branston to his role in December 2018 and are looking to find senior football for their most promising prospects. Last season, Daniel Iversen (Oldham), George Thomas (Scunthorpe), Callum Elder (Ipswich) and Josh Knight (Peterborough) went on loan to Football League clubs, while Darnell Johnson spent time at Hibernian.
  6. Leeds United have granted permission for Callum Nicell to head to Leicester City and undergo a trial, Football Insider understands. The United midfielder, 19, made an appearance for a Leicester City XI, made up of their Under-23s players, against Hednesford Town on Friday night. A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Nicell is at the Premier League club with a view to a transfer after being given the green light to move before the window shuts. The Republic of Ireland youth international has entered the final year of his Leeds contract, which is a two-year deal signed in September of 2018. He is yet to make the first-team breakthrough at Elland Road despite Marcelo Bielsa fast-tracking multiple teenagers into the first-team set-up since taking charge last year. Nicell has yet to appear in any of Leeds’ pre-season fixtures and was not selected for the tour of Australia even though the internationals and new signings were left behind at Thorp Arch to work on their fitness. Capped by Republic of Ireland at Under-18 and Under-19 level, the midfielder could now be set for a step up to the Premier League. Nicell played a key role in the Leeds Under-23s side that lifted the Professional Development League 2 title last season under Carlos Corberan, after stepping up from the Under-18s.
  7. It used to be over here as well, loads of kids a few years older than me had it done around about 11 years of age fortunately I escaped by a couple of years. Until the 1950s, British men were routinely circumcised for health and hygiene (balanitis, easily cured and prevented with basic hygiene, occurs in around one in 20 infants, and is more common in uncircumcised boys). Circumcision is still legal with parental consent in the UK but barely 5% are circumcised now for medical reasons, although some religious circumcisions may be unrecorded if undertaken outside mainstream medicine. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/28/circumcision-the-cruellest-cut
  8. Perhaps the Extinction Rebellion and other Climate Change protests groups should give these open air Festivals some attention Video shows shocking number of tents left behind at Download festival Other equipment and unopened alcohol also littered the site This is the shocking amount of rubbish left behind after Download Festival. One festivalgoer was so taken aback by the huge amount of camping equipment left behind he captured it on video. Artist Mike Gutteridge was among the very last to leave the Castle Donington site after the music festival last month and the sight of abandoned items inspired him to get out his phone, to film a video, and add a poem he wrote as a soundtrack. The video, which has had more than 500 views on YouTube, features dozens of tents – some of them that seem to have been partly taken down, but then abandoned – as well as sleeping bags, ground sheets, chairs, full cans of alcohol, Mike, 26, who is a graphic artist and lives in Berkshire, said: “I’ve been going to festivals for years and years and I’ve never really been hit by this before “On the Monday, when we packed up and left Download, I was pretty much the last to leave the site at midday. “I took the video because I couldn’t believe how many people couldn’t take the time to pack up things and take them home with them. “There were hundreds of tents as well as camp chairs and left over alcohol and all sorts of other things. “It doesn’t really make sense to me – people pay all this money for their gear and just abandon it. “It would be understandable if it was broken beyond repair but it was all perfectly good gear. “It’s not the festival organisers’ fault people abandon all their stuff. It’s such a waste and it probably ends up being thrown into landfill. It’s happening at other festivals all over, every year. “We all need to start doing our bit to stop this.”
  9. Leicester Computer Fair is at Morningside Arena Leicester. 16 July at 14:33 · Leicester · DON'T MISS THE LEICESTER COMPUTER FAIR CLEARANCE EVENT @ LEICESTER ARENA - THIS SUNDAY 21st JULY! Leicester Arena will be hosting this eagerly awaited computer fair clearance event - jam-packed with computer, technology and gadget traders selling bargain-priced tech and computer hardware such as 4K Ultra HD Televisions, Laptops, Apple MacBook Pros, iPads, Gaming and home PCs along with a massive range of components and gadgets being sold off at internet-beating prices, with friendly face to face expertise! Savvy shoppers, trade buyers and tech enthusiasts can expect to find a huge range of sellers, selling hundreds of both Brand new & refurbished computers and consumer technology including MEGA deals like brand new 55” Toshiba Ultra HD 4K TVs at just £339! There'll be literally hundreds of exclusive computer and tech deals all under one roof - famously known as the event for buying all things computer and tech at rock bottom prices... WHAT'S ON OFFER? You'll find a choice of reputable traders from across the UK selling 4K Ultra HD Televisions, monitors, Laptops, iMacs, Macbooks, Apple PowerMacs, CAD Workstations, iPhones, the latest Water-cooled Gaming PC Systems and components, Tablets, Custom Gaming and standard PC systems built while-you-wait, amazing tech gadgets, both the very latest new & refurbished components and parts including a huge range of the latest stunning gaming cases, GeForce® RTX 2080ti, GTX 1080ti Waterforce Xtreme Graphics cards, i7 8086K processors, Memory, HDD's, PSU's, smartphones, tablets, latest Android gadgets and devices, Computer/ smartphone/ tablet/ Xbox/ games console repairs, cables & accessories, printers, scanners, inks, media, CCTV systems and much more, not to be missed! Top branded 4K Televisions from £199 Apple Macbooks from £200 Apple iPads from £89 Student laptops from £70 Apple iMacs from £219 Wireless HD CCTV systems from £90 Gaming PC's from £250 Extreme Gaming PC’s from £1000 i7 Gaming laptops from £300. Latest range of graphic cards, Nvidia Geforce 2080RTX, 1060, 1070, AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Xtreme, AMD Graphics from RX 550 to RX580 Latest AMD Ryzen CPU's, INTEL CPU i7 Coffee lakes, and Kabylakes!! and Many more at internet beating prices - a real geek's paradise! SMASHED MOBILE OR LAPTOP SCREEN? BATTERY REPLACEMENT NEEDED? See our experts for a on-site repairs and iPhone, iPad and Laptop Screen & Battery replacement service - Most replacements carried out while you wait! Card payments are accepted by most traders WHERE? Morningside Arena Leicester 31 Charter Street Leicester LE1 3UD WHEN? Doors open this Sunday, 10am-3pm and the venue has plenty of FREE car parking. Early arrival is highly recommended to grab the best clearance deals! NEW TRADERS WELCOME TO BOOK A STALL: Stall rates from £45 including Wifi* and Power New sellers should contact us via Facebook for availability. Full details of the event can be found on www.premiercomputerfairs.co.uk Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/techfairs
  10. i have nightmares when I think of how I used to drive with 3 young kids in the back just lolling around went all the way down to La Rochelle like that.
  11. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-miss-out-europe-3105498 Leicester City to miss out on Europe again - bookmakers predict 2019/20 Premier League table The Foxes are being tipped to miss out on Europe again ByJamie KembleAidan McCartney 08:00, 19 JUL 2019UPDATED08:01, 19 JUL 2019 The bookmakers have predicted Leicester City will miss out on Europe again next season. The combined bookies’ odds from across the United Kingdom reveal the Foxes are largely being tipped to miss out on the top seven. In fact, the predictions have City as low as ninth and should that prove accurate, City will finish in that position for the third straight season. Meanwhile, Manchester City are expected to lift the title again, just ahead of Liverpool. Elsewhere in the top four, Tottenham are being tipped for a promising season, finishing third, just ahead of Chelsea, who, if the bookies are to be trusted, will claim the final Champions League spot. Manchester United and Arsenal are likely candidates for the Europa League as far as the bookmakers are concerned, along with Wolves, who are being tipped for a another seventh-place finish. At the bottom end of the table, Sheffield United and Norwich are tipped to go straight back down, finishing 20th and 19th respectively. But Aston Villa are being tipped to beat the drop with a 15th-place finish projected. Burnley are the third most likely team to face relegation, just ahead of Brighton, who battled relegation last term. You can view the full table as predicted by bookmakers below Manchester City Liverpool Tottenham Chelsea Manchester United Arsenal Wolves Everton Leicester West Ham Newcastle Watford Southampton Crystal Palace Aston Villa Bournemouth Brighton Burnley Norwich Sheffield United
  12. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49026171 New drivers could be banned from travelling at night as part of plans to improve road safety. Plans for a graduated licence system to restrict novice drivers in England, Scotland and Wales were announced by the Department for Transport (DfT). The move comes as figures suggest one in five drivers are involved in a crash within a year of passing their test. But the AA warned "excessive" safety measures could become an "unnecessary burden" for motorists. As well as not driving at night, the DfT said the system could feature restrictions such as a minimum learning period and not driving with passengers under a certain age. The DfT did not say how long the measures would be in place after someone had passed their driving test. Road safety minister Michael Ellis said getting a driving licence could be both "exciting" and "daunting" for young people. He said graduated driver licensing could "help new drivers to stay safe and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads". Any changes to licensing would be consulted on before being introduced The DfT is giving serious consideration to how the system could work as part of its Road Safety Action Plan, which will be published on Friday. A Scottish Government spokesperson said ministers supported introducing a graduated licensing scheme, but representations to consider devolving power to Holyrood to enable this have been rejected. Plans in Northern Ireland to launch a graduate licensing pilot scheme have been put on hold due to the absence of government. Graduated licensing schemes already operate in several parts of the world, including New York and California in the US, Ontario and British Columbia in Canada, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, and across Sweden. They have previously been rejected in Britain over concerns they would restrict young people from accessing education and employment. Under current rules, new drivers risk having their licences revoked if they accumulate six penalty points within the first two years of passing the test. But there are no restrictions on when people can drive or the age of their passengers. Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for road safety charity Brake, said those particularly at risk were "overconfident" newly-qualified young male drivers. Mr Harris said a more "robust" licensing process could help to keep these drivers safe. While the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), also welcomed the trial, the AA warned any such scheme should be "properly researched and piloted" to avoid creating an "unnecessary burden". AA president Edmund King added: "For many people, excessive post-test restrictions could negate the purpose of them having a driving licence in the first place - such as driving to work on early or late shifts when public transport is not convenient."
  13. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/leicester-citys-spending-spree-continue-3104573 Leicester City's spending spree to continue as Brendan Rodgers talks transfer plans The City boss wants to bring in 'a few players' before the window shuts By Jordan Blackwell 06:00, 18 JUL 2019 Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers talks with director of football Jon Rudkin before the pre-season friendly against Scunthorpe United (Image: Plumb Images/Getty Images) Get the biggest Weekday Leicester City FC stories by email rs Leicester City’s summer spending spree is set to continue with manager Brendan Rodgers hoping to bring in “a few players” before the deadline, including an attacking midfielder. City have spent £76 million so far this summer, buying Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez and James Justin to rank second for Premier League expenditure behind Aston Villa, and their business has not concluded yet. While Rodgers is happy with the City squad as it stands, he plans to further strengthen his options before 5pm on Thursday, August 8, while he also expects the club to part with players. “I'd still like to get a few players in that can help us,” Rodgers said. “We've got really good players here and we're wanting to add to that. “There will be probably be players who go out as well in relation to players that need to go and play. “I’m very happy with the squad. We know as a club where we’re at and there’s a strategy behind improving it further. “If we do that, that’d be great. If we don’t, then I’m very happy.” An attacking midfielder to provide support for Tielemans and James Maddison appears to be the priority for Rodgers over the final three weeks of the window. The Northern Irishman wants depth in every department with City hoping to secure a top-six finish this season, which could earn the club a place in Europe. “There’s a few areas that we’re looking at,” Rodgers added. “It’s to give that strength to the squad. “We hope in the future we’ll be playing many more games so for that we need quality. “It’s all based around affordability and, more importantly, availability. “If the right player is available that we want to bring in, it would be nice to bring in another attacking midfield player, that could really help with support. “We’ll see what else we’ll need after that.” Rodgers suggested earlier this year that signing a new winger was on his summer wishlist. Perez could be that man, although it is understood that the City boss also wanted a utility forward, for which the Spaniard fits the profile. City could yet enter the market for a new centre-back too, should Harry Maguire’s valuation be met by Manchester United or Manchester City.
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