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    In today's "Times", article about socially-active aristos, drumming up interest in
    A Very British Scandal, a new TV drama about Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll. The duchess, who was inordinately fond of the company of “headless men”, scandalised the country in the Sixties.
    - Boxing Day, BBC

    - there was a new one on me, Doris Castlerosse...

    The last great sexual adventuress — Doris Castlerosse

    Doris Castlerosse was the model for Amanda in Noël Coward’s Private Lives, that cynical tale of sophisticated love. She was a romantic adventurer, a devourer of husbands. She even bedded Cecil Beaton, who preferred to dance at the other end of the ballroom. It led to the best joke by a cuckold: when told, her husband, the 6th Earl of Kenmare quipped: “I never knew Doris was a lesbian.”

    There is debate about whether Churchill had an affair with Castlerosse in the 1930s — Jock Colville, his private secretary, thought so. Such was her skill that Churchill was rumoured to have said: “Doris, you could make a saint come.” Others say that he said she could make a dead man orgasm. This was the era of the “Singapore Grip” and “Shanghai Squeeze”, in which women were supposedly able to bewitch men with certain techniques exported from the Far East — how else could Wallis Simpson, who spent time in China, have bagged a king?
    - another words fail me....
    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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        It's all to do with the pelvic muscles . . . horse riders are particularly good at this, so I've heard 😱

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          Worried about 5G radio waves? Then dose yourself, and your kids, with DNA damaging Beta radiation.
          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59703523

          I mean come on, if they wanted to scam people they could have just sold them a piece of inert plastic.

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              This week, an ASU instructor, and a librarian, who hold themselves out as being Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) gurus, falsely accused a Black DJ of wearing blackface during a charity event for the Scottsdale Unified school district. Stuart Rhoden and Jill Lassen attacked the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Hopi Elementary PTA for hiring Koko...
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                You can Live in this Orwellian Nightmare for "Just" $800 Per Month

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                Would HMO rules allow this in the UK?
                https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-...just-800-month
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                  Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                  You can Live in this Orwellian Nightmare for "Just" $800 Per Month

                  75f282b701b9ab8626c9e1bcd930e689.jpg?itok=CM-vlq_H.jpg
                  Would HMO rules allow this in the UK?
                  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-...just-800-month
                  If it was cheap enough I would have loved something like that when I was working away.

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                    Originally posted by LandlordWannabe View Post

                    If it was cheap enough I would have loved something like that when I was working away.
                    Oh, well that's the crux, isn't it? I have two bedroom flats let here in Reading for £700 pcm.
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                      Today, Times Diary..
                      https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/m...mour-xnbv07b8g

                      Mention yesterday of Princess Margaret winning a crossword competition reminded Mark Mason that the Labour MP Tom Driberg used to set Private Eye’s infamously vulgar puzzle. One in 1972 included the clue “Seamen mop up anal infusions (6)”, giving the answer “enemas”. The winner was Mrs Rosalind Runcie, whose husband, then Bishop of St Albans, went on to be Archbishop of Canterbury.
                      The CoE sounds more interesting than I'd thought.....
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                          Great, another housing minister has resigned!
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                          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                            'In all fifty states in the district of combat: To seek to terminate the presidency and maybe save your life. When tens of millions of womens vote this year, fastest way to restore woe.'

                            https://twitter.com/KyleMartinsen_/s...t-teleprompter
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                              Not news but I wasn't sure where to put this. Maybe we need a new thread called 'More Anti-Landlord B*llocks'?

                              I issues a s21 and completed n5b form. The court now state that a possession claim was issued back in March. However, I did not receive anything. The court attached a 'general form of judgement or order' document. Within this it states 'Because there is no notice setting out what knowledge the Claimant has of the effect
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                                Electricity: £10 per unit this week!

                                The hottest UK days on record led to extreme constraints in the power system amid hiked up demand.
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