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The trial of Chester nurse Lucy Letby is beginning at Manchester Crown Court. She is charged with murdering 7 babies, and attempting to murder another 10 at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015-June 2016. She denies all the charges. Coverage on #BBCNews Image
I will report lines from the court once the case opens. A reminder to followers not to comment/offer opinion about the trial, in order to prevent legal prejudice.
The jury has just been sworn. The judge, Mr Justice Goss tells them "Offences of this nature are bound to provoke an instinctive reaction of horror. We all have emotions. You must put your emotions to one side and judge the evidence calmly, rationally, fairly and dispassionately"
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This is how #BBCNews announced the death of #QueenElizabethII to BBC Television channels
A minute earlier #BBCNewsChannel made the first announcement
* 📸 Note the 2 women on the background to the right of @thehuwedwards who get told off for taking photographs
This was the very first, slightly less formal, announcement of the death of #QueenElizabethII on #BBCNews
This wasn't marred by people taking photographs in the background as above (due to the broadcast delay they wouldn't have known it was happening)
Here's how @BBCTwo broke into its programme to announce the death of #QueenElizabethII
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Ukraine news summary from the BBC live page:

Ukraine's deputy PM urges residents of the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk to evacuate as fears grow that Russia will intensify attacks there: "It has to be done now (cont.)
because later the people will be under fire and face the threat of death," says Iryna Vereshchuk

The US imposes sanctions on Vladimir Putin's adult daughters and targets Russian banks following allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
US President Joe Biden says the measures will raise the economic pressure on Mr Putin

The UK freezes the assets of Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, and bans all British investment in Russia. The EU is also preparing further sanctions
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Ukraine news 🧵 on @bbcworldservice at 0001 AM 20.03 - listen live:…

The mayor of the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol has accused the Russian army of forcibly transferring thousands of residents into Russia -- as fighting continues (cont.) #bbcnews
for control of the city. Vadym Boychenko said some had been sent to remote Russian cities, and the fate of others was unknown. On Friday Russia's defence ministry said nearly eight thousand Ukrainians had expressed their desire to escape to Russia. Around 300 000 civilians
are trapped inside Mariupol, a city largely destroyed by Russian bombardment. People who've managed to escape have described horrendous conditions -- bodies are lying unburied and food is running out. Fighting has hampered efforts
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Ukraine news on @bbcworldservice as on air at 6 AM GMT on the 9th day of the war - listen online or on radiogarden or tunein radio app or on shortwave in #Ukraine
📻 15735 kHz 16:00 – 18:00 GMT +2
📻 5875 kHz 22:00 – 00:00 GMT +2
The mayor of the (cont)
Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has said it is vital to release it from the Russian blockade that's left it in dire shortage of water, food and power. Using the Telegram app, Vadim Boychenko said the priority was a ceasefire; he repeated the need for a corridor (cont.)
to bring in food and medicine in the face of Russia's "ruthless" bombardments. Mariupol is home to nearly half a million people. There are unconfirmed reports of fresh fighting on Saturday in the north-eastern city of Sumy and (cont.)
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1/ Putin's claim that Ukraine is run by 'Nazis' is absurd - Zelensky's government is patently liberal/democratic;

It's also deeply hypocritical, given Putin/United Russia's increasing ultranationalist bent, and Aleksandr Dugin's influence...

#bbcnews #newsnight
2/...But it would be good to see a proper analysis of the armed far-right in both countries;

Some minor reports note the paramilitary Azov Battalion & Right Sector in Ukraine, but almost none detail core far-right elements both of Donbas separatists & the Russian army #Newsnight
3/ I can't believe that no mainstream outlets have recently analysed Putin's ideological debt to Dugin, given the eerie alignment between the former's wild war rhetoric on Ukrainian 'illegitimacy' and the views of the latter.
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Did I just watch Kamala Harris claim there has been peace in Europe for 70 years? #bbcnews
RIP my feed.
To my new American followers I hope you’re excited about the #AmericanSongContest because that’s all you’ll get on here. I’m not a rabidly anti-Kamala right winger, apologies.
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🚨🚨 BBC News at Ten @BBCFergusWalsh “4 out of 5 patients on this Covid ward here are unvaccinated”

➡️ Can you point to the statistics for this Fergus?

Official data says around 36% of patients with Covid admitted are unvaccinated in England and 13% in Wales.

@BBCNews #bbcnews
I’m fed up of journalists quoting numbers not in the public domain to fact check. If they are then I apologise if you can provide me a source.

I can then update my blog on this matter.
Ive already called out ITV this week for talking nonsense
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🚨 JRF responds to today's Budget #Budget2021 #SpendingReview

@KatieSchmuecker "This is a tale of two Budgets for families on low incomes."

👉… A comment on today's Budget...
.@KatieSchmuecker: "For those in work, the change to the taper rate and work allowance, alongside the National Living Wage increase, are very positive steps, allowing low-paid workers to keep more of what they earn."
.@KatieSchmuecker: "But the reality is that millions of people who are unable to work or looking for work will not benefit from these changes. The Chancellor’s decision to ignore them today as the cost of living rises risks deepening poverty among this group."
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Finally, after 2 years, we were able to spend some time with my Zeide, Chief Moshe Lieberman of Antwerp... Ill share here some insights here in the coming days... Image
Zeide is a great scholar, just look at these much used books at his home office... Image
There books all over the house "my best feiends" he calls them... Image
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You are not going to believe this one (or maybe you will), but bear with me. I had to triple check my figures on this just to reassure myself it was true.

And what’s more, this is likely to be happening every single day.
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Last night the esteemed @BBCHughPym, BBC health editor since March 2014, ran a seemingly alarming story about the Covid-19 situation in the North East, as you can see below.

With interviews from a respiratory consultant, medical director, elected city mayor, and local resident. Image
It featured as a segment on the 6 o’clock news, 10 o’clock news, @BBCNEandCumbria, as well as being one of the top stories online (see screenshot).

I have no way of calculating the audience reach but we can safely assume it was into the millions, nationwide and regionally. Image
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#BBCnews said that Jeremy Bowen was reporting from #Sderot. We saw Gaza. Bowen spoke about the bombardment of Gaza and showed some rubble. He hasn't mention Sderot.
'That was Jeremy Bowen - from Jerusalem,' said the news anchor.
Bowen said that Israel shows off about Iron Dome and that more die in Gaza than in Israel. Hamas hasn't worked on any defensive infrastructure, such as shelters, except for their tunnels for Hamas operatives.
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The US Treasury has revealed that one of the 7 Russian officials targeted with sanctions is the head of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov. It said the FSB was behind the attempt to murder the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, with a nerve agent. (cont.) #bbcnews
US also tightening export controls on 14 firms involved in the production of biological and chemical agents. Also blacklisted are the federal prisons administrator, the head of the Kremlin's domestic policy directorate, and 2 dep defence ministers. Moscow has denounced the move
Washington's move was matched by the EU, which imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 4 top officials. With the FSB boss already targeted last October, Brussels today sanctioned the head of Russia's penal system, the prosecutor general and the commander of the national guard.
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A Russian court has fined Yuliya Navalnaya, jailed opp politician Alexei @Navalny's wife, 260 dollars for taking part in nationwide protests on Sunday. She was among those detained near the Moscow prison where her husband is being held. #bbcnews (cont.)
Navalny's due in court on Tuesday, when prosecutors will ask the judge to activate a 3.5 year suspended sentence he was given for embezzlement in 2014. Mr Navalny's supporters have called for more protests outside the court. #bbcnews (cont)
The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, dismissed the demonstrators as hooligans and provocateurs. The European Court of Human Rights said four years ago that Russian courts had made arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable decisions in Mr Navalny's embezzlement case. #bbcnews
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Thread: Protests in Russia in support of jailed opposition politician Alexey Navalny are on today. This is Ulan Ude:
Acc to a @bbcrussian reporter, slightly less people are out to protest today in Kurgan.
In Yekaterinburg more people came to join the #navalnyprotests today than last week, acc to this tweet:
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The virus has exposed not only gross incompetence, but cronyism & corruption at the heart of government

With contracts for chums and billions of tax-payers money siphoned off to the private sector

And unnecessary lives lost

Thread ⬇️

1/ #Dispatches #bbcnews #r4today
Testing and trace is a vital component of infectious disease control

Against the advice of public health experts, the government outsourced both elements of the process to favourable private companies, with no expertise

Resulting in a dog’s breakfast of incompetence

Deloitte was given the contract, of undisclosed value, to set up off-site testing centres & run the new Lighthouse Laboratories, bypassing existing NHS infrastructure

Deloitte then went on to outsource the running of the testing centres to numerous other corporations

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Watching #bbcnews from Northern Ireland about export health certificates being needed for every product every time. Massive impact on N Ireland consumers but also on the Scottish port of Stranraer.
Retailer says will have to replace Scottish Welsh and English cheeses with Spanish and French. #stilton
60 lorry loads of food leave Edinburgh supermarket distribution centre weekly at the moment but now every item will require health certificates, possibly more than one per product. 1400-1500 certificates per lorry load!
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Towards the end of last week, over 15,000 UK coronavirus cases were not entered into the official figures, and none of their contacts were traced. It's time for those in charge of test, track & trace to be held accountable. It's just a complete shambles.…
I'm afraid to say, but the government has now lost control of the virus and where it is in the community. Contact tracing is broken and we are getting dangerously close to another situation like March where Covid begins to rip through communities. #r4today
For my own city of York, data on Friday was showing 66 weekly cases per 100,000. Now after a weekend of adjustment, analysing the data in detail shows the true number was actually 125 cases per 100,000. We should actually have had enhanced lockdown measures for the weekend.
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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2 Metropolitan Police officers were tasked to guard the bodies of sisters, Bibaa Henry,46, and Nicole Smallman,27, who were stabbed to death in a Wembley park.
The police officers allegedly took "inappropriate pictures" aka selfies with the dead women and shared them around. 1/
When sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were reported missing police took no action. Their mother, Mina Smallman said:
“They looked at my daughter’s address and thought they knew who she was. A Black woman who lives on a council estate.”
[17.42] 2/…
“A 46 yr old professional woman and 27 year old professional. Why would you not take it seriously?” said Mina Smallman.

36 hours after the sisters went missing, friends and family (not police) found the murder weapon. [17.42] 3/…
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Faz tempo que não colaboro com o #PodcastFriday, então hoje vou trazer aqui alguns podcasts novos que conheci e outros que acompanho há bastante tempo.
Segue o fio aí abaixo! 😉
Apesar de não ter nenhuma relação com o mundo #agro, tenho escutado muita coisa sobre o tema, e aqui tem alguns episódios da rede #agrocast:

@agroresenha #124 - Mulheres do agro #agroResenhaPodcast #OPodcastÉDelas2020 #PodcastFriday via @PodcastAddict
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At same period the UK Authorities, banks & state owned companies all converged with their plans to take our home, our car & our money, my mother's #DWP welfare benefit was also targeted on several occasions, the worst being what happened at #Adecco #Guardian #TheTimes #GMB
My mother was seeking #employment & arranged an appointment with #OfficeAngels who she was already registered with & had worked for, for years. However, the time & date of the appointment was at a similar time to that of her sign on with the #DWP. #Jobseekersallowance #Jobseekers
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The #UKGovernment #Torture Report. Instead of addressing it, they keep trying to frame us. We want answers! @10DowningStreet

To read the full thread (draft at this stage as 4 more years of frame ups need to be added)…

#bbcnews #royalfamily @metpoliceuk
The short outline version is as below in this thread. It's still quite long because it started in 2006 & the UK Authorities, mainly the #MetPolice, have invested a lot of time & resources in trying to get rid of this problem by hook or by crook
#bbcnews #royalfamily
It started with the #MetPolice being caught out falsifying paperwork - a search warrant. When caught out they tried to frame me for a crime I did not commit. #bbcnews #royalfamily #Metpoliceuk
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