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01/01/19
« on: Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 @ 04:46:06 »
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Cat missing for five years reunited with 'elated' family

A cat which had been missing for five years has been reunited with her owners.

Roxy, seven, escaped during a visit to the vets in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire in 2013.

Owner Vicky Stokes, 35, scoured the streets searching for her and put up posters of the beloved tabby, all to no avail.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46723408

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Re: 01/01/19
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 @ 04:58:52 »
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Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer, ‘Cover of Rolling Stone’ Singer, Dead at 81
Alabama-born singer featured on hits like “Sylvia’s Mother” and “When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman” as member of Rolling Stone cover-gracing rock act.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dr-hook-ray-sawyer-dead-773938/



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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 @ 13:00:48 »
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The unlikely favourite: Why the rise of Yorgos Lanthimos is good news for film-lovers

The Favourite, as befits its title, has become an Academy Awards frontrunner. It’s an exquisitely costumed period piece set during the reign of Queen Anne, filmed at Hertfordshire’s Hatfield House and Hampton Court, and featuring three fearsome performances from Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. In short, it bears all the hallmarks of a prestige drama.

Until, that is, you take into consideration its director, Yorgos Lanthimos. The man behind such eccentric offerings as The Lobster, The Killing of Sacred Deer and Dogtooth is hardly the obvious go-to for a sumptuous costume drama about an 18th-century British queen.

This is a director who, just under a decade ago, released his breakout film Dogtooth – a grim tale of isolation, incest, cat murder and DIY dentistry. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, but was booed and hissed by voters.

There’s no doubt Lanthimos will receive a much warmer reception this time around, with his tale of two cousins, Sarah (Weisz) and Abigail (Stone), battling for the affections of Queen Anne (Colman). The queen, plagued by gout and haunted by the 17 children she’s lost over the years, has basically given up governing her country.

It is Sarah who effectively does the job for her, steering Britain through yet another war with France. However, her position becomes threatened by the sudden arrival of Abigail – a woman willing to use sex, lies, and manipulation to climb the ladder to power.

The Favourite is released in UK cinemas on 1 January.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/yorgos-lanthimos-director-the-favourite-movie-lobster-killing-sacred-deer-film-a8702136.html



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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 @ 13:04:54 »
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Trump averaged 15 inaccuracies or mistruths a day in 2018 - almost triple the rate from the year before
From tax cuts to border wall, the president issued a lot of falsehoods
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-lies-mistruths-inaccuracies-false-claims-statements-washington-post-fact-checking-a8706141.html

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 01 January, 2019 @ 13:06:58 »
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Queen Victoria and Sherlock Holmes to feature on special edition coins

The 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday are set to be marked with commemorative coins this year.

The former monarch, born in May 1819, will be featured on a rare £5 coin, alongside a telephone, a penny-farthing bicycle, and other icons from her six-decade-long reign, the Royal Mint has confirmed.
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-01-01/queen-victoria-and-sherlock-holmes-to-feature-on-special-edition-coins/