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Offline Maik

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01/04/18
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Re: 01/04/18
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 01 April, 2018 @ 12:50:53 »
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Local man begins annual quest to find Muslim offended by the word ‘Easter’
https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/04/01/local-man-begins-annual-quest-to-find-muslim-offended-by-the-word-easter/

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Re: 01/04/18
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 01 April, 2018 @ 18:37:25 »
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London murder rate overtakes New York for first time ever after spate of fatal stabbings and shootings
While New York City's murder rate has gone down London's has simultaneously surged

Both cities have populations of similar sizes which are around 8.5 million people.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-murder-rate-new-york-overtakes-stabbing-a8283866.html


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London stabbings: Deadly knife attack every three days in capital as violence soars
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-stabbings-knife-crime-deaths-murders-three-days-teenagers-statistics-a8281756.html

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Re: 01/04/18
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 01 April, 2018 @ 22:05:54 »
Fantastic stuff, thanks Maik  :btu: .

Love the Rochdale Herald!

Tony

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Re: 01/04/18
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 00:45:20 »
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Rare English charnel house can now be seen online
Experts recreate 3D version of medieval bone store beneath Northamptonshire church

Down steep narrow stone stairs beneath Holy Trinity church in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, there is a small, damp chamber crammed with human bones – believed to be one of only two medieval charnel houses in England still holding their original human remains.

The 13th-century charnel house – or bone store – at Rothwell, described as being of international importance, has been scanned and recreated digitally by scientists and archaeologists at the University of Sheffield, and their 3D model has now gone online. It includes an image of a skull rack, a wall lined with human skulls, which can’t be seen as easily in the real building because the chapel is so stuffed with wooden racks of bones, the remains of at least 2,500 people.

Charnel houses were used when the space in small churchyards was needed for new burials: the earlier bones were exhumed and stacked carefully in chapels either in or near the main church. They remain in use in many places in mainland Europe, but in the UK almost all have been emptied of their contents and the bones reburied.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/01/rare-english-charnel-house-can-now-be-seen-online



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Re: 01/04/18
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 00:49:26 »
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Jeremy Corbyn deletes personal Facebook account as pressure mounts over antisemitism row
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-facebook-delete-profile-labour-antisemitism-row-a8283981.html