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By Cyclist
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The Beeb are having a good day today
The statue of Sir Robert Peel in Leeds stands in Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park
Anti-racism campaigners calling for the removal of statues of a former British prime minister have been accused of targeting the wrong man.

There are several statues of Sir Robert Peel, who founded the modern police.

But city leaders said people appeared to be confusing him with his father, of the same name, who opposed the abolition of slavery.

Despite acknowledging the mistaken identity, campaigners are still calling for the Leeds statue to go.

Statues of the 18th Century prime minister - located in Leeds, Bury, Manchester, Preston and Glasgow - have been included on a list of possible targets following the toppling of the monument to Edward Colston in Bristol....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53005223


According to Innacupedia, Peel's two stints as PM occurred in the mid-1800s. Wouldn't that have made him a 19th Century Prime Minister? :?
Innacupedia wrote:Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30).
 
By Andy McDandy
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2012 had a more fly n the wall feel of just letting the camera run and see what happens. W1A felt more like a traditional sitcom, with plot arcs, sympathetic/unsympathetic characters, and a point to be made.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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Cyclist wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:35 am
The Beeb are having a good day today
The statue of Sir Robert Peel in Leeds stands in Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park
Anti-racism campaigners calling for the removal of statues of a former British prime minister have been accused of targeting the wrong man.

There are several statues of Sir Robert Peel, who founded the modern police.

But city leaders said people appeared to be confusing him with his father, of the same name, who opposed the abolition of slavery.

Despite acknowledging the mistaken identity, campaigners are still calling for the Leeds statue to go.

Statues of the 18th Century prime minister - located in Leeds, Bury, Manchester, Preston and Glasgow - have been included on a list of possible targets following the toppling of the monument to Edward Colston in Bristol....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53005223


According to Innacupedia, Peel's two stints as PM occurred in the mid-1800s. Wouldn't that have made him a 19th Century Prime Minister? :?
Innacupedia wrote:Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, FRS (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30).
It's not only the BBC 1who are showing declining standards either.
 
By Boiler
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From https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... iles-clark
Mothers are often killed for their gall bladders and other body parts which are sort after to be used in traditional Chinese medicine.
 
By Cyclist
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A 52-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences.

Nicholas Brock, of Lancaster Road, Maidenhead, is accused of three counts of possessing materials likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The charges relate to right-wing terrorism, according to Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), which led the investigation.

Mr Brook is due before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 14 August.

He has been released on bail.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... e-53556664

Very informative. Are they referring to two people as "A 52-year-old (sic*) man", or are they not bothered about spelling one surname correctly? "C" and "O" are on opposite side of the keyboard. :roll: Either way, accuracy in reporting is becoming a thing of the past with the BBC.


*superfluous hyphen between "52" and "year".
 
By Boiler
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Has this got worse since The Virus? It's not just in the online presence I've seen this - it's also making it to air too.

On weekday mornings, the two Radio 4 paths split at 09:45 - LW carries The Daily Service whilst VHF carries an episodic serial. Now, in times BV this happened seamlessly but since The Virus there have been no end of crashed junctions on LW and clipped programmes in order to avoid crashing the hallowed 'pips'. Even as I type this the wrong clip has been played on the news. Is this because they can't get the staff any more?
 
By Zuriblue
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:29 am
Has this got worse since The Virus? It's not just in the online presence I've seen this - it's also making it to air too.

On weekday mornings, the two Radio 4 paths split at 09:45 - LW carries The Daily Service whilst VHF carries an episodic serial. Now, in times BV this happened seamlessly but since The Virus there have been no end of crashed junctions on LW and clipped programmes in order to avoid crashing the hallowed 'pips'. Even as I type this the wrong clip has been played on the news. Is this because they can't get the staff any more?
I remember reading that after Harriet Cass took redundancy all the announcers were having to drive the desk themselves rather than having an Studio Manager do it for them. She was the last holdout.
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