Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
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A security alert was triggered by a threat to kidnap and kill a serving West Midlands Police officer, it was revealed today.West Midlands Police put in place additional security measures after receiving anonymous information yesterday. The force said it had taken the step of holding officers back ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2014 3:17 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 8 December 2014
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This is Jethro Tull singing Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow from their Christmas Album. While you listen here's a picture of a hooded crow. I was on holiday in Europe earlier this year and spotted an bird I had not seen before. It was coloured like a magpie, or more accurately a pigeon as it was grey ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2014 10:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 8 December 2014
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From the Daily Mail A Sikh headteacher who ran a school at the centre of an alleged 'Trojan Horse' plot said today he was forced out because he was 'giving children British values'. Balwant Bains claims he had to leave Saltley School in Birmingham after suffering a campaign of 'emotional harassment' ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2014 9:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 8 December 2014
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From the Osun Defender The Boko Haram sect has reportedly abducted over 20 girls in Lassa, a town in Borno State.Quoting a member of the community, Daniel Ibrahim, SaharaReporters stated that the Boko Haram sect also killed many people, mostly old men and women, before they kidnapped the women. SaharaReporters ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2014 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 8 December 2014
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From the Danish edition of The Local The Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir’s pro-Sharia rally in Copenahgen’s Nørrebro district on Sunday was greeted by protestors who feel that Islamic law has no place in Denmark. Hizb ut-Tahrir’s ‘Proud of Sharia’ (Stolt over sharia) meeting in Nørrebrohallen ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2014 3:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 7 December 2014
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Narnia under the White Witch - forever winter, never Christmas.  But, of course, as anybody who has read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe knows, the spell is broken.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2014 11:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 7 December 2014
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From the Mail on Sunday Twin sisters who fled Britain to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria have lost their jihadi fighter husbands in battle. Zahra and Salma Halane, 16, from Manchester, left their family almost a year ago to join IS in its stronghold of Raqqa. They married two young ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2014 9:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 6 December 2014
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Youngster to be ‘ordained’ as temporary bishop From Isle of Man Today. A second bishop will be ‘ordained’ at St German’s Cathedral in Peel later today (Saturday) – but he will remain in post for only 22 days. The ceremony, which is part of the festival to celebrate St Nicholas, or Santa Claus, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2014 2:23 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 6 December 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ? Islam allegedly forbids Muslims from playing musical instruments like guitar, piano or trumpets as they go against the hadiths, a religious scholar said today. In his paper on Islam and entertainment presented at a national forum here, Abdul Raof Nurin said the Shafie stream ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2014 7:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 6 December 2014
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Leicester. England. The English City where King Richard III, last of the Plantagenets is to be reinterred next year. Thanks to Mrs F. From the Daily Mail A Lord Mayor walked out of an Islamic charity lunch after discovering that he would have to be segregated from his female consort. Councillor ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2014 6:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 5 December 2014
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This old rhyme is known in England and the US (where I believe the request is for a nickel) and probably everywhere else in the English speaking world. In Scotland the words sometimes refer to Halloween. This is the version I learnt as a child over 50 years ago. Christmas is coming,  The geese are ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2014 5:46 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 4 December 2014
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In Chester a 15th century tradition has been revived for the 21st century. At the Winterwatch parade the City Watch are handed the keys of the City by the Mayor, so that they may patrol and keep guard over the gates while the citizens celebrate Christmas (or the Winter Solstice). The angels on ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2014 4:33 PM by Esmeralda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 4 December 2014
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From Moscow News   At least nine Islamic militants and ten police officers have been killed in Chechnya's capital Grozny as rebels seized a local media headquarters and raided a school, just days before the republic’s anniversary of the start of the first separatist war, a news report said. Another ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2014 9:05 AM by Esmeralda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 4 December 2014
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From Dutch News and NLNews A Labour member of Utrecht’s provincial government has left the party, saying the PvdA is not involved sufficiently in ‘activism’ and is ‘too influenced by mosques’. Bert de Vries describes the Labour party as ‘secular, but every election it runs to the mosque to get ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2014 2:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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Epping sausages 3lb of lean pork, 3lb of suet, 1 lemon, pepper, half a teaspoon of nutmeg, 1-2 eggs A generous pinch each of thyme, savory and marjoram 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, 1 teaspoon salt. Combine the minced pork, herbs, suet, nutmeg, pepper, salt and grated lemon rind. Beat ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2014 1:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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From the Daily Mail One of Lee Rigby's killers has had an appeal against his murder conviction thrown out in just 45 seconds today. Members of the soldier's family, including his widow Rebecca Rigby, the mother of his son Jack, were at the High Court to see Michael Adebolajo's application rejected ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2014 6:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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From the Danish edition of The Local A group that supports the terrorist group Isis in Saudi Arabia has claimed credit for the November shooting of a Danish man in the Saudi capital. The video from media group al-Battar Media Foundation claims to show the shooting of the Danish Arla employee in Riyadh's ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2014 4:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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It was on the 2nd December 1697 that the new St Paul's Cathedral built to replace Old St Pauls, which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, was consecrated for use. The Right Reverend Henry Compton, Bishop of London, preached the sermon. It was based on the text of Psalm 122, "I was ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 1:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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From i24 Julia Klockner, a deputy chief of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), on Monday called for a public ban on the burka.She told the German newspaper Rheinische Post that, for her, burkas "did not stand for religious diversity, but for a degrading image of women." She ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 5:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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From the Telegraph A watchdog set up to vet standards at private Muslim schools is failing to identify the “warning signs of extremism and radicalisation”, according to Ofsted. The Bridge Schools Inspectorate was found to be relying “too heavily” on assurances from head teachers without making ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 3:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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