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Official: UK police need more stun guns due to terror threat

LONDON (AP) – The head of Britain’s Police Federation says all front-line officers need to be equipped with stun guns because of the rising terror threat. 120 more words

News

Wonderful Winter Warmer Workshop Colchester Jan 24th and 25th 2015

What a way to start the year. Forget the low temperatures and icy atmosphere outside; tai chi will keep us keep warm.

Led by Marsha Eberhardt almost 200 participants improved their circulation and enjoyed learning about Master Moy’s heritage and how it influences the “way we do things”: balance, roundness, softness, elasticity and working together. 381 more words

National Updates

Alan Turing was a man ahead of his time, who lived in a world that was stuck in time.

The Imitation Game is a film about Alan Turing who, along with a team of bright young minds, helped shorten World War II by a few years, thus saving countless lives. 521 more words

Films

Cambridge Part II

Part two of my Cambridge trip sees the sun set at 4pm (definitely something an Australian has to get used to) and a walk along the Cam. 48 more words

Travel

Hate Is Safer Than Love

I grew tired of reading comments that foreigners steal jobs in Britain and live on benefits only. Such way of thinking is the most narrow-minded behaviour I can think of.  284 more words

Carl's Blog Post 1: The Driving Force of Commerce

Outsourcing, insourcing, or slavery—commerce was and is the driving force behind the three. Well before America was founded, commerce played a major roll in the economic development of Britain. 366 more words

Africa

Jaymee's Blog Post 1: A Horrible Upheaval

On April 18, 1752, 160 Africans first glimpsed the New World, sailing into Bridgetown, Barbados, aboard the Liverpool ship Africa, captained by Thomas Hinde. Uncertain of their fate, the captives perhaps took comfort in sighting land after the traumatic Middle Passage, or possibly they simple feared what new hardships might await them.

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