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    The lockdown began on 23 March (a week earlier...

    The lockdown began on 23 March (a week earlier for those over 70) and the number of daily deaths started to decline a few weeks after. I read that as showing the lockdown has, to some extent, worked.
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    I tried to download the Covid-10 app for us Isle...

    I tried to download the Covid-10 app for us Isle of Wight residents this morning. Failed. The app is incompatible with my Samsung smartphone. I need to have Android 8 or higher, apparently. I am not...
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    Has anyone worn a simple medical facemask? I...

    Has anyone worn a simple medical facemask?

    I have a few left in a packet I purchased from when I was last in Tokyo. They are simple enough to use but not immediately obvious to distinguish the...
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    Is this pay-per-view ? Or can I watch it...

    Is this pay-per-view ? Or can I watch it four-nothing ?
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    I read many comments on here about 10 years of...

    I read many comments on here about 10 years of cuts to the NHS - post number 1045 on page 21 and similar elsewhere. The fullfact.org website shows a steady (inflation adjusted) increase in spending...
  6. If the war on the Eastern Front is your thing,...

    If the war on the Eastern Front is your thing, YouTube has some excellent dramas from Russia and Belarus with English subtitles. The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Night Swallows and Hunting The Gauleiter all...
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    Poll: I’m sure it will improve as soon as the first...

    I’m sure it will improve as soon as the first tranche of the £350m a week that was promised to the NHS gets paid. Presumably this will be from 1st February?
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    Two things. I had a birthday recently. I told...

    Two things.

    I had a birthday recently. I told some of the younger members of staff that I was now of an age where every summer I could rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear. I...
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    Poll: In an unexpected development I have been...

    In an unexpected development I have been linguistically enriched. During an interview yesterday evening, Jess Phillips referred to “a listicle”. I have never heard this word before and although I...
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    Poll: This is my sixteenth General Election and over...

    This is my sixteenth General Election and over the decades I have seen both main parties take it in turns to run the country. There has even been a coalition for a few years. The end result? Britain...
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    Poll: How far does your love of democracy go? What...

    How far does your love of democracy go? What changes can we expect to see when Brexit is over? Abolition of the House of Lords? End of the monarchy?
  12. Arriving back on the Isle of Wight after a visit...

    Arriving back on the Isle of Wight after a visit to the mainland.
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    Poll: And yet, lower down in the same article, Adam...

    And yet, lower down in the same article, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce tells us that the government had listened to businesses.

    Who does one believe? The DG of...
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    Bumping an out-of-date thread with some...

    Bumping an out-of-date thread with some up-to-date information.

    Red Funnel are offering some good discounts for travel between now and 20 July, however there are restrictions. If any of you plan...
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    Try...

    Try https://www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/discount-isle-of-wight-ferry-travel.html
  16. Nature - The Rock Islands of Palau in the Western...

    Nature - The Rock Islands of Palau in the Western Pacific www.amusingplanet.com/2013/10/the-rock-islands-of-palau.html.

    Man made - Nagasaki as a glorious example of recovering from the worst...
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    My daughter lives in Hokkaido, more-or-less...

    My daughter lives in Hokkaido, more-or-less directly under the flight path of said missile. She emails to tell me she was awoken by her mobile phone sounding an alert which she assumed was for an...
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    Very painful and you have my deepest sympathies....

    Very painful and you have my deepest sympathies. If all else fails, consider some Oriental remedies. Acupuncture may be worth a try and moxibustion for more demanding problems (Google it).

    They...
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    Bravo and Well Played to Mrs Ohio.

    Bravo and Well Played to Mrs Ohio.
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    Pawel Gil - the Polish referee who officiated the...

    Pawel Gil - the Polish referee who officiated the home match with Inter. There is a problem, however, as just about every decision he made, or didn't make, for the benefit/disadvantage of both sides...
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    Poll: One of the more disappointing features of the...

    One of the more disappointing features of the debate in the run up to the referendum was the confusion, obfuscation, bewildering promises and the like employed by both sides. Whether it was George...
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    Poll: I very much doubt if the electorate voted to...

    I very much doubt if the electorate voted to carry on paying money to Brussels. After all, that £350million per week it apparently cost us to be an EU member is specifically earmarked for the NHS.
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    Poll: But the NHS problems will be sorted out by the...

    But the NHS problems will be sorted out by the £350 million a week coming to it that the Brexiteers banged on about in the campaign. Mmmm ... or maybe not?
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    Presumably the £350 million will be given back to...

    Presumably the £350 million will be given back to the people from whom it was initially taken.

    The question is will this be as a tax cut or an increase in the threshold?
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    A deafening silence when it comes to giving it...

    A deafening silence when it comes to giving it back to the people to whom it belongs. So which will it be, a reduction in the rate of tax or an increase in the threshold?
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