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So Posie has been arrested for standing for women's sex based rights in Leeda by West Yorkshire Police. #Posie
The police, its been reported, have said that women's rights aren't political and so Covid restrictions apply #Posie #StandingForWomen
Reports of more women arrested as the police in Britain in 2020 deem women's rights and discussing legislative redefinition not political. It's like they think women aren't capable of such discussions and action, just nitter natter. #standingforwomen #Leeds #Posie
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If Swift chicks aren’t fed enough food they crawl out of their nests in a last ditch attempt to survive. Their chances on the ground are slim, unless they’re rescued. This Swift was tended back to life by my friend Linda and released this morning at St Aidan’s (thread)
Rehabbing Swifts is a meticulous process. They have to be carefully fed every 40 minutes during the day. This is Linda of @LeedsSwifts, a genuine #Leeds conservation hero! Linda holding a juvenile Sw...
Swift numbers have declined 53% in the last 25 years. As older buildings are renovated the holes that Swifts nest in are no longer available. @LeedsSwifts helps people across the city erect nestboxes for these wonderful birds. Read more here: startbirding.co.uk/leeds-swifts/ A close up of a rescued juv...
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Earth has lost a 'staggering' 28 trillion tonnes of ice to global warming in the last 23 years, UK scientists find

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A "staggering" 28 trillion tonnes of ice has disappeared from the surface of the #Earth since 1994, a group of UK scientists has found.
Scientists from #Leeds and #Edinburgh universities and University College London analyzed satellite surveys of glaciers, mountains, and ice sheets between 1994 and 2017 to identify the impact of global warming.
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There is a huge amount of false and misleading information about #HS2 on social media. Below is a myth buster thread which corrects some of the most repeated misconceptions about the project…
Myth 1: ‘HS2 only saves 20 minutes to #Birmingham’. FACT: #HS2 services will call at 25 stations in England and Scotland connecting 30 million people. It also frees up space on the existing network for more frequent stopping local services benefiting those who may never use HS2.
HS2’s budget is spread over 30 years and evens out at less than the annual roads budget. We will support 30,000 jobs at least 2,000 of which will be apprenticeships. The arrival of #HS2 is spearheading economic growth and is expected to create nearly 500,000 jobs around stations.
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1/n Some reflections on #BAME inequality #covid19 and #NHSBirthday. Today is the 72nd birthday of the #NHS - founded upon a set of principles that we hold dear of universal access to healthcare, free at the point of delivery at a time when the nation was impoverished due to war
2/n A few weeks earlier, the Empire #Windrush arrived in the UK bringing the first of the “windrush generation” to help rebuild Britain, including the new #NHS. Things were not quite as promised for them. bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00… #Covid19 #NHSBirthday #BAME
3/n I had the privilege of meeting around 100 #windrush nurses in #Leeds with the @BHILeeds and heard fantastic stories of their work building the #NHS, their pride in doing so and the struggles they had endured #NHSBirthday #BAME #Covid19
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1)On 26/06/20, LASBT East working with @WYP_East, obtained a 3-month Partial Closure Orders for 13 high rise blocks in the Burmantofts/Richmond Hill Ward, preventing anyone from entering unless visiting a resident or with permission from the council.
2)The order prevents access to all areas of the buildings including the foyer, lifts and stairwells. Any person attempting to enter the blocks without permission that attempts to access any of the high rise blocks could face further action, including through the courts.
3)The order was obtained following a rise in ASB within Cherry Court, Marston Mount, Lincoln, Spalding, Grantham & Boston Towers, Naseby Grange, Roxby Close & Cromwell Heights #Leeds #ASB #HighRiseNuisance #Closureorder
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Guess what’s happening in #Leeds, the #WomanFriendlyCity tomorrow? That’s right: Male performances of objectified and ridiculed femininity, and of sexual subordination... for toddlers and children. #DQST.
The text of the advert reads:

“Looking for a unique story hour for your little one? Well we have a novel suggestion!

Drag Queen Story Hour UK and Leeds Libraries have joined together to provide a new and innovative storytime...”
#Leeds #WomanFriendlyCity #DQST
“The fabulous Aida H Dee has been reading her stories across the country for the past 3 years, including festivals like Brighton, Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe. Her passion not only brings a story to life but promotes kindness...”
#Leeds #WomanFriendlyCity #DQST
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War time sketch of Vera Lynn at Imphal ...India, by my Dad who was recovering from wounds and Malaria.

Learning today about the death of probably our greatest Dame…Vera Lynn, I was prompted to look at my Dad’s wartime sketches.
He was posted to India in 1941 and served in the Indian Army in the REME corps as an artificer ranked as Sergeant operating in both India and Burma campaigns where he was awarded the Burma Star.
Dads war began in 1939 at London Arsenal in Woolwich as did many new recruits, then posted to one of the many hills overlooking the Sheffield Steelworks taking care of the anti-aircraft batteries protecting that important industry.
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The city of #Leeds set up a #ClimateChange Citizen's Jury with the task of producing recommendations.

It recommended to stop the planned expansion of the local airport.

The city council's reponse is a masterclass in #ClimateDelay discourse [Thread] democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/b229…
What do we (we're preparing a paper on this) mean by 'discourses of climate delay'? This:
So Leeds council statement combines several types of climate delay discourse. Let's go through (and debunk) them one by one.

1) what we call "whataboutism". Leeds airport accounts for a trivial amount of air travel emissions, so why bother? Let the others do something about it.
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Where should 'pop-up' cycleways go? We analysed data for 10 cities, 4 of which are shown below, finding that there are 'spare lanes' near city centres in all of them.

Results + interactive maps: cyipt.github.io/tempCycleways/

More: below...
Interpreting the results (this is a starter for 10 where there is excess road space, many other options exist): github.com/cyipt/tempCycl…
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In just 2 weeks’ time we'll begin the #HubsasHosts Tour, taking 14 delegates representing arts hubs across Southern Africa and the UK to visit 7 of the UK's brightest arts hubs across Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Wigan. @SouthernAfrArts #SouthernAfricaArts #CreativeEconomy # Hubs As Hosts Tour<br />
27th - 31st January<br />
British Council Southern African Arts, Creative Economy and Dana Kohava Segal Logos
First up we’ll be visiting @ParadiseWrks and @ManchesterCraft & Design Centre in #Manchester - both of whom provide vital artist and maker studios, exhibition space and sustain thriving creative communities. Aerial view of Paradise WorksInterior view of Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Then we’ll be taking a trip to #Leeds to visit the newly renovated @LeedsPlayhouse and @SlungLow - each pioneers in community engagement and accessible creative hubs for their city and beyond, staging world class performance and supporting artists. The colourful front of Leeds Playhouse's new buildingSlung Low neon sign glowing above their new base in Holbeck's Working Men's Club
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Please RT #CFP: #BreakingBad in #medieval style! Submit your 12 Tweet papers on any #history of breaking the #border of #trust, from local #baddies to #spy pros... all while avoiding jetlag! Due 29 Sept to me imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020/
cc @KzooICMS @MedievalAcademy @IntlSpyMuseum
So let's skip the trip to England along with our colleagues in #Australia cc @WarintheFuture @covetweet (pls RT!)

Et on invite nos colleagues de l'Amerique du nord @ForcesCanada @HMedievale (veuillez RT svp!)

Y nuestros colegas de América del Sur @Armada_Arg @RinhaUniv (RT pf!)
نرحب بزملائنا الذين يدرسون عالم العصور الوسطى من الجواسيس للتدريس عبر الإنترنت
أيضًا - الإنجليزية أو الفرنسيه
#UniversityChallenge

우리는 온라인, 영어 또는 프랑스어를 가르치기 위해 중세 스파이 학자들을 환영합니다 #Korea #대학생활

#Africa & #medieval #Diaspora welcome too!
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🔊🔊SATURDAY 07/09
#StopTheCoup Protests (A-Z)

#ABERGAVENNY, Market Hall, 19.00
#BIRMINGHAM, Victoria Sq, 14.00
#BOURNEMOUTH, Square, 11.00
#BRISTOL, College Green, 12.00
#CHELTENHAM, The Prom, 12.00
#CHESTER, Bridge st (caffe Nero), 13.00

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#CHIPPENHAM, Town Bridge, 11.00
#CIRENSESTER,Market Place, 14.00
#CINDENFORD,35 High street, 18.00
#CUPAR, Cupar Street, 10.00
#ELY, Lighthouse Auditorium, 14.00
#EXETER, Princesshay, 14.00
#FAVERSHAM, Market area(stall), 10.00

2/
#GUILDFORD, high Street(Monsoon), 14.00
#GLOUCESTER, Eastgate Street, 10.00
#HARPENDEN, High Street, 10.00
#HEXHAM, Abbey, 11.00
#HITCHIN, Bancroft Park, 12.00
#HORSHAM,out Cafe Nero, 10.00
#HOVE, Peace statue, 19.30
#KENDAL, New road, 11.00
#LANCASTER, Town Hall, 13.00

3/
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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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Lets try sth -- using large scale @Survation estimates of support from a comprehensive 20k strong poll across the UK, we can see which constituencies have swung from #Leave in 2016 to #Remain if there was a rerun of the 2016 #EUref ...a map and the 10 biggest swings to Remain
Constituency #Southampton, #Itchen
#Leave in 2016 59.96
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 42.60
Estimated swing to #Remain -17.36
#Westminster Constituency: #Kingston upon Hull North
#Leave in 2016: 59.97
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 45.15
Estimated swing to #Remain -14.82
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Just read @SHendry775's #autobiography, #MeAndTheTable, very different from the first one "Remember My Name" by John Docherty almost 30 years ago. If you're a #snooker fan/nut like me, then it's a must read. Got through it in record time too! My first sporting hero.
This man was the reason why I found myself down the club constantly in my mid to late teens, why I went to watch him at Woodlesford #Snooker Center before he was number 1 and World Champ. He missed a century and rolled/bounced his warped £40 cue across the table in frustration 😃
I'm so grateful that I got to see him at the #Crucible on the last day of the world final where he beat @jimmywhite147 with a session to spare. It was great to see them both come out in the evening with #PeterEbdon, the late Len Ganley and one or 2 other pros. #snooker
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It's #YorkshireDay! Yes it is. What better way to celebrate than a MASSIVE thread that I'm calling the 'Entirely-anecdotal-Kane-Fulton-#Yorkshire-Startup-Tech-Power-List-100!' These talented folk have been a joy to work with and are doing awesome things in our county. Let's go!
100. @officialtaras Taras Lanchev - An absolute startup champion who has overseen Startup Weekend in Leeds, exited his cryto tee shirt business Cryto Daddy and is now working on a meeting scheduling app called Focus.
99. @GlobalDigitalWK Global Digital Week's James Munn. Former president of Leeds @UniversityLeeds Enterprise Society, James helps out by mentoring at events such as Startup Weekend, has exited his own startups and gets involved in superb initiatives such as the current Pitch Pot.
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HEC: 10 mins to read paper containing recommendations given to us after Branch Delegates Meeting + 1 hour discussion. 6 Motions submitted by members of HEC, including mine on #ReviseandResubmit. Paper passed + Chair judged 5 motions to fall+1 (setting valuation end date) remitted
I do not think the paper that was put forward (which recommended a consultation with members) needed to be incompatible with all 5 motions that fell, especially the one I argued for on #ReviseandResubmit b/c I believe there was time to include R+R in the process. Chair disagreed.
Here's the #ReviseandResubmit motion I proposed to HEC. I moved it arguing it seemed clear from observing Branch Delegates mtg that a *huge* no of members were asking for some form of R+R & not to discuss would have been a dereliction of our duty to represent members.
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1) Why am I, a remainer from Kent, putting all my energy into the #GreatNorthernMarch, rather than just getting on with activities in my own region?
It's because we need to mobilise the North to win this fight against Brexit. The north is where Brexit can and will be stopped.
2) If it were just about passion, I’d be going to Maidenhead on 24 March – to shout at Theresa May and wave a flag. But passion itself is going to get us nowhere. We need strategy to succeed. And the North is the place where we can best turn the tide.
3) The great cities of the North voted remain – the people of #Manchester, #Leeds, #Liverpool and #York knew what was and still is in their best interest. They all have strong groups: @Mcr4eu, @leedseurope, @Liverpool4EU and @York4EU who go on the streets and keep up the fight.
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