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Thank you for having me on the @ELRAgeSpeaks Radio Show @MervChangeAGEnt. You are a wonderful host.
If anyone is interested in listening to my dulcet tone 😂 you have come to the right place.
Other reasons to give it a listen:
1. It’s sexual health week, so it’s my annual reminder that many older adults are sexually active, enjoy a variety of sexual acts, take sexual risks, but can face structural and personal barriers to realising their sexual agency and expression #SHW20 #SHW2020
2. You get to hear my Barnsley accent 😱
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Important covid update on @DCMS areas

With everyone’s hard work we’ve continued to keep the virus under control so we can now allow more leisure, sport and cultural activities to reopen safely
Sports events with fans

Pilots with fans can now continue from 15th August starting with the final of the World Snooker Championships in #Sheffield

@uk_sport @WeAreWST @SGSA_UK Image
🎭 News

Indoor Performances with socially distanced audiences will be permitted from this weekend

Another important step on the recovery of the arts, helped by our £1.57bn rescue package

This Government is #HereForCulture
@ace_national Image
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My cancer story - 2019

This is tough for me but I want to explain what I went through, especially before I was even diagnosed with cancer, so that you don’t ignore the signs or allow anyone to fob you off.

Here goes....

*deep breath*

Bismillah......
At the start of 2019 I started feeling very lethargic, I put this down to being anaemic . Had blood tests done & they confirmed that I was very low on iron & prescribed iron tablets.
They didn’t make a difference, I began to feel weaker & nauseous...
The smell of food made me feel like throwing up.
I then started getting sharp pains in my chest
It got so bad I thought I was having a heart attack
The ambulance came
My heart rate was at 150
It’s usually around 67 BPM
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There’s been a surge in walking and cycling in the #pandemic. Government has promised extra billions. It’s what @TheGreenParty has campaigned for, for many years. So how is it looking in #Sheffield?

A THREAD ...
To set the scene … since the 1960s, Sheffield had been developed to encourage the private car. Politicians competed for the motorist’s vote.

democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=9…
The £2 billion, 25-year #PFI contract with #Amey failed to enhance safe pedestrian crossings or walking routes, safe cycling facilities, safe dropped kerbs for wheelchair users, safe routes to school.

It was a contract to keep roads just as they had been 25 years previously.
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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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We’ve been inspired by @SeamusBlackley - this is our favourite spot in the world, and we are lucky we can get to it in lockdown. We wonder what #bluebellwoodbread will taste like...wish us luck??!!! Image
After 8 hours, we returned to bluebell wood, and our experiment was undisturbed. @SeamusBlackley Image
Safely back in our kitchen, we gave the new member of the family a permanent home. Mick (our white starter) and Mack (our rye starter) were waiting. We decided “Muck” was the perfect name for the newcomer. Image
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Despite posts yesterday highlighting issues of people still visiting the #PeakDistrict despite government guidance, the message is still not getting through. @DerPolDroneUnit have been out at beauty spots across the county, and this footage was captured at #CurbarEdge last night.
Cars were parked in both the car park and on the hill up to it. A bags of stones that was at the entrance as a roadblock had been pulled to the side to allow cars to enter. Plenty of people were walking, many of which had parked up in cars before heading out for their walk.
Some number plates were coming back to keepers in #Sheffield, so we know that people are travelling to visit these areas. Daily exercise should be taken locally to your home. Under government guidance all travel is limited to essential travel only.
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.... also this very clear piece by Kate Proctor "UK government’s coronavirus advice – and why it gave it": amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar…
Communication about Coronavirus. Calm 2/3/2020 piece by @d_spiegel: medium.com/wintoncentre/c… Snippet from Spiegelhalter ...
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My thoughts on 'The Future of Further Education' lecture by Martin Doel last Friday @IOE_London

Notably for me, this was not a perspective I hear often in my own educational bubble as Doel is ex-military! (1/11)

#FutureofFE

ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/202…
Full of insight & delivered in straight-forward and convincing fashion.

My summary and impressions:

-need to self-define purpose & values, instead of being 'not school or university'
- under-investment is the other perennial issue, but Doel thinks this will change (2/11)
We are now in 'post-market' economy with greater intervention:

-a strategic/entrepreneurial state
-greater regionalism and continuing devolution
-in discourse of Brexit, 'scaling up the left-behind places'
-clear major role for FE (3/11)
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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

1/
#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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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
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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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bit.ly/2VYbHbu In 2019 #Liverpool and 9 other UK cities will have 5G. Has anyone consulted with the communities, and people it will be rolled out on as to the environmental and public health concerns? @peter_dowd @dancardenmp @Bill_Esterson @FightingGran @IanRCrane
The dangers of cell phone technology have been widely known since the 1990s. bit.ly/2urZAee Many people expressing concerns are respected scientists bit.ly/2JPncAi
bit.ly/2uONkls I would urge everyone in #Liverppol #Merseyside to read the links in this article. The concerns expressed are not publicly known and how many of us were informed that 5G would be rolled out in #Liverpool this year?
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Remember the #integrityInitiative and the Institute for Statecraft? integrityinitiative.net Are we being manipulated again by the people behind #ExtinctionRebelion
Gail Bradbrook is a Co-Founder of #extintionrebellion and according to @LinkedIn is a director bit.ly/2IKyhCr of Citizens Online. Gail's ex-partner is John Fisher the Chief Executive bit.ly/2GLWUw6
You might be wondering why all this is significant? While Gail promotes #ClimateAction stating that there is a #ClimateEmergency Through her association with Citizens Online she advocates working in partnership with companies such as BT and Cisco.
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The #BBC's @Hoskea10 digs into #LOBOloan bank debt at Sheffield City Council (from 27mins) bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0… #Sheffield had to pay a £12.3m "breakage loan" to the Royal Bank of Scotland #RBS to escape a £20m loan.
Clive Betts, Chair of @CommonsCLG and a Sheffield MP said: "that the bank #RBS actually gets a double benefit, once for fiddling the #LIBOR interest rate, a second time when their council #LOBOloan interest rates go up" bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0… #localgov #fraud
#Newham resident @rachel_shares said: "this country has to stand up to the financial institutions that made hundreds of millions of pounds out of them over the last decade. Who has the most power in this situation, #Barclays and #RBS, or Newham Council?" bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…
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I've just been informed that I've been suspended by the Green Party again, this time for two years, for a single tweet
So it goes
Even more shocking is that I was just by-catch
Original complaint/expulsion demand was against @DawnFurness for simply 'LIKING' my tweet - I was added when it was noticed that I was a member too
She's been targetted for speaking at a @Womans_Place_UK meeting
Thanks to all for messages of support, much appreciated, apologies only replying with a 'like' but overwhelmed with things to do & really need to prioritise getting an income somehow (dj 60/70th birthdays a speciality - 'a great dance & an early night' 👍😊
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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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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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Sheffield's 10 Commandments! Displayed at @Tramlines, Hillsborough Park.

👊🏾💚

#TramlinesTEN
#Tramlines
#Sheffield
11) Be Good To Trees
This was all put together in 20 mins but Trees would definitely be on there! 👊🏾🌳
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Dear @BBCR4Feedback
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
2/July 2016 #StopBrexit march in #London
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