Monthly Archives: August 2014

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes pulled from Aldi shelves

From Western Advocate: The Aldi supermarket chain has removed iconic Roald Dahl children’s book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves after complaints from customers about the use of the word “slut”. The offending word is found in Dahl’s comical take on … Continue reading

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United Nations to investigate if benefits system violates human rights of disabled

From Huffington Post: The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith’s disability benefit changes have led to “grave or systemic violations” of disabled people’s human rights. The UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities … Continue reading

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Wrexham councillor sacked over child protection claims.

From BBC News: A senior councillor has been sacked from Wrexham council’s executive board after making allegations about a child protection team. Malcolm King, who was lead member for finance, raised concerns about staff levels and case loads at the … Continue reading

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Minibus driver jailed for five years for cyclist’s death

From BBC News: A minibus driver has been jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone. Cyclist Owain Richard James, 30, was killed after being hit by Andrzej Wojcicki, … Continue reading

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Nato protesters open peace camp at Newport’s Tredegar Park

From BBC News: Campaigners have opened a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week’s Nato summit. Kitchens, toilets and washing facilities haven been installed at Tredegar Park with the first demonstration expected on Saturday, five … Continue reading

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£200m paid to private care companies ‘to keep NI health afloat’

From BBC News: More than £200m has been paid to private health care companies in order to keep the health service in Northern Ireland afloat, according to documents seen by the BBC. Four years ago, the annual bill for private … Continue reading

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Met chief apologises for officer’s unlawful use of CS spray on protesters

From The Guardian: Britain’s most senior police officer has been compelled to apologise to a group of protesters after admitting that one of his officers used excessive force when he unlawfully sprayed CS gas into their faces at close range. … Continue reading

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Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema

From BBC News: A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall. A judge in Wolverhampton ruled that Philip Danks, 25, uploaded the movie, which was downloaded … Continue reading

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NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’, alleges developer

From BBC News: British and American intelligence agents attempting to hack the “dark web” are being deliberately undermined by colleagues, it has been alleged. Spies from both countries have been working on finding flaws in Tor, a popular way of … Continue reading

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Robotic brain ‘learns’ skills from the internet

From BBC News: A super-intelligent robotic “brain” that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers. Robo Brain is designed to acquire a vast range of skills and knowledge from publicly available … Continue reading

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