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If beating the virus means sacrificing the population of Wolverhampton
at 16:57 29 Mar 2020

It sounds like a price worth paying.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/shop-worker-documents-horrific-scenes-217743


'Don't you call me a leper. I haven't got any diseases.'

'The government are blowing this up out of all proportion''.
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Self-isolation made better
at 16:09 29 Mar 2020

Six months' free Britbox subscription from EE.
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Apparently boris has the virus
at 11:18 27 Mar 2020

I'm sure we all have our fingers crossed.
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For those who might not have seen this yet
at 07:47 27 Mar 2020




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Our mail has been delivered
at 16:25 26 Mar 2020

Thank you all for your support, it helped me through a difficult time.

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Royal Mail - useless
at 13:22 26 Mar 2020

Our mail was on Keepsafe while we were on holiday. Should have been with us by Monday.

I rang on Tuesday, and got told they'd raise a query with the local delivery office.

Nothing happened, so I rang again today.

I gave the helpful lady the various reference numbers and she told me the delivery office said there wasn't any mail to deliver!

I pointed out this was inherently improbable over a period of five weeks.

She then managed to get hold of the delivery office manager who said he'd found the mail, the person who'd answered the call centre's query 'didn't know how to respond to it properly (in other words, he/she couldn't be arsed to process it properly).

They've promised it'll be delivered today if he can get somebody, if not it'll be tomorrow.

I'm sure the coronavirus is causing them many problems, but isn't an excuse for not doing your job properly.

And The Royal Mail is run by a Highly Efficient German.
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Gulp
at 11:49 26 Mar 2020

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/coronavirus-death-suffolk-1-6579263
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This is interesting stuff about the coronavirus, the number of deaths
at 23:34 25 Mar 2020

And likely reasons for variations between countries (Wuhan province - a breakdown of the healthcare system, Italy - a high number of people over 65)

https://www.livescience.com/is-coronavirus-deadly.html

Comparisons with seasonal flu are difficult because of the large body of data built up over a number of years for seasonal flu, and (relatively speaking) virtually no data for coronavirus. Also seasonal flus aren't pandemics; the last flu pandemic was swine flu in 2009. That killed between (roughly) 150,00 and 575,000 worldwide.

https://www.livescience.com/new-coronavirus-compare-with-flu.html
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Lockdown
at 15:52 25 Mar 2020

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Simple solution to the London travel problems
at 14:36 25 Mar 2020

Lots of 'essential' workers and construction workers filling up the underground.

Lots of empty hotel rooms.

Large employers could easily strike deals with Premier Inn/Travelodge etc to fill those rooms with people who'd otherwise be on the tube.

Sorted.
[Post edited 25 Mar 14:36]
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Julie Felix RIP
at 09:19 25 Mar 2020

She won't be going to the zoo tomorrow. Anyway, it's closed.
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Manu Dibango RIP
at 17:34 24 Mar 2020

Cameroonian jazz saxophonist.
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After McDonald's closure this news will be too much for some to take
at 10:49 24 Mar 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51999604

#samaritans
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You'll be sending the Sunday Times a writ then dominic?
at 14:50 23 Mar 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/22/no-10-denies-claim-dominic-cumm



My guess is you won't.
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Luwak coffee
at 18:24 22 Mar 2020

Greatly over-rated.
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Kenny Rogers RIP
at 06:59 21 Mar 2020

Ruby will be taking her love to town.
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Our taxi driver yesterday
at 16:15 20 Mar 2020

who was driving us back from Heathrow told us

- whilst driving us, he'd been told of two of his upcoming airport runs had been cancelled
- the firm typically does 20-30 such runs a day
- it currently has sixty bookings for airport runs
- that's sixty airport runs. As their total number of airport bookings. For the rest of the year.
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And to cap it all
at 10:16 20 Mar 2020

An email tells me that the Netflix account that I don't have has been suspended.

Damn you Netflix.
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Record time
at 14:06 19 Mar 2020

The plane landed at Heathrow at 7.06am. Our taxi left Heathrow at 7.56am.

We were in Fortress Factual, with the kettle on by 10.03am. And we stopped to buy milk, bread etc en route.

M25 was practically empty.

And we found we had ten loo rolls in stock.

I assume Phil & Gav have enhanced cleaning procedures in place.
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I'll be back in the UK on Thursday
at 03:03 15 Mar 2020

Will any of you still be alive?

If not, can I have your loo rolls?

TIA
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