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    I wonder what landlord was meant to do, in view of pigeons being wild (protected) birds?
    A London buy-to-let landlord has been handed a £31k fine after noisy nesting pigeons disturbed tenants. Read more about the case, brought by Brent Council.

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      Despite offers of money and help finding a new place, the 30-year-old refuses to leave home.
      I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

      I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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        And eviction order granted.

        Michael Rotondo, who reportedly moved back home eight years ago, issued with eviction order after he thwarted parents’ efforts
        I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

        I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.

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          This might be of some concern to you guys:
          "Under cover of the tumult of Westminster politics in recent weeks, the far-left leadership of Britain’s Labour Party recently released a new plan to alter the fundamental role of the Bank of England in the British economy..."

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            This is a bit of a worry.
            "This is a pretty strong reminder of how low governments will sink when they become financially desperate..."

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              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                  "The Times" last Saturday...

                  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/s...sors-b835vcxxq

                  To my juvenile 70-yr old mind, a must read......

                  Scunthorpe and rude boys unite against web censors

                  The blocking of innocent words by websites because they contain rude words is known as the Scunthorpe Problem

                  It has been voted the least romantic place in Britain and Ken Dodd once joked that a pig was kept by a local nightclub as an air freshener.

                  Now Scunthorpe, the “Industrial Garden Town of North Lincolnshire”, has given its name to an enduring technical problem affecting those whose surnames have been a cause of grief since their schooldays.

                  The Scunthorpe Problem is IT parlance for the blocking of innocent words by websites because they contain rude words. It was first highlighted 22 years ago when residents were prevented from creating accounts with AOL because the place name (from the Old Norse for Scuma’s farmstead) contained an offensive four-letter word. Other similarly troubled locations include Penistone in South Yorkshire and Clitheroe, Lancashire.

                  The problem persists. This week Luc Anus, 26, a Belgian political candidate, complained that he was prevented by Facebook from campaigning in municipal elections because his ancestral name was deemed “too offensive”. He was able to get round the ban only by dropping the final consonant.

                  Natalie Weiner, a writer for the sports website SB Nation, posted a screengrab on Twitter of her failed attempt to register an account on MaxPreps, a school sports site. The reason for the ban was “offensive language discovered in the last name field”, never mind that the sausage, and consequent phallic slang, is spelt wiener. Her tweet gained 1,500 responses, eliciting sympathy from others whose names have hampered online activities, including Cummings, Butts, Cockburns and Glasscocks.

                  Mike Dickman of Cincinnati responded: “As a Dickman I know the struggle is real.” Arun Dikshit, of San Jose, bearer of a venerable Sanskrit surname meaning “one who is initiated”, wrote: “Yes, almost a daily occurrence for me!”

                  The Scunthorpe Problem doesn’t only prevent people from signing up to websites using their real names or locations. This year, the online ordering system of a US grocery store censored the message on the graduation cake ordered by a proud mother. The company’s prudish algorithm edited out the middle word of summa cum laude (“with the highest distinction”).

                  It isn’t only “rude” names that are censored. Another respondent to Ms Weiner’s tweet was Nazí Paikidze-Barnes, a US women’s chess champion whose first name, which means “gentle” in Georgian, is misinterpreted by machines.
                  I quoted the 1449 Leases Act, Scotland, on MSE a week or so ago, got censored by the thought Police.....
                  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aosp/1449/6/paragraph/p1
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    Ancient sex saga now twice as epic


                    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a...epic-ng03tblxh
                    For seven days and nights, the wild man Enkidu lay with the harlot Samhat. “The two of them were making love together,” the poem of Gilgamesh recounts, and it was so good, “he forgot the wild where he was born” and grew more civilised.

                    Then, it now appears, Enkidu had a bit of a break, before the harlot “let loose her skirts” again. “For six days and seven nights Enkidu, erect, did couple with Samhat,” the poem continues. Only then was he fit to live among humans.

                    The translation of a new fragment of ancient clay tablet has doubled the length of the most impressive session of lovemaking in ancient literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest great works of literature. Written 4,000 years ago, it was central to Mesopotamian culture. A key passage is about a man who lived with the animals, but is brought into urban life by the attentions of a prostitute. Thanks to the ministrations of Samhat, he loses his affinity with nature and “sated with her delights” learns the ways of humans.

                    Until now it has been believed that Enkidu was tamed by just one sex session, but there was confusion. In one version of the poem, Enkidu was still a little wild after his encounter, while in another he was completely civilised. The new fragment, translated in Zeitschrift für Assyriologie, a cultural journal, shows that rather than being different accounts of the same event, these are two occurrences. “It seems it is not one week of sexual intercourse but two,” said Andrew George from Soas, University of London, the author of a Penguin translation of Gilgamesh. “The one follows the other after a bit of recuperation.”

                    Selena Wisnom, from Cambridge University, said that the fragment, which had lain untranslated at Cornell University, showed how much there was left to be discovered about Mesopotamian culture. “There are so many fragments, and so few people qualified to work on them – these things are just waiting to be discovered,” she said.
                    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                        I see a resurgence of porn spam comming. (pun intended).

                        Porn spam used to be the major spam problem for forum moderators but has almost dissapeared over the last 5 years or so, because porn is easy enough to find if you want it. Restricting access will bring back the spam.

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                          These boys had me in stitches:

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                            Don't stiff your builder.

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                              Now that's what we call 'self help'! 😀

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                                If you need a hammer for any reason, the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism policing unit will consider you a potential terrorist...

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