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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Caroline Flack has died

Whilst I'm not going to speculate what might have caused Caroline to end her life, I do feel it is a good time to think about what we, as individuals, can do if we are ever going though a tough time or are considering self harming or suicide.

The main thing to do in this situation is to talk to somebody you feel comfortable talking to. That can be a family member, a friend, a work colleague, or even somebody on here. Just talk to somebody. It won't be easy to start that discussion, but once you've started that conversation, it means that others can help. Alternatively, arrange an emergency appointment with your GP, or call 111.

You can also contact a support helpline, such as those listed below:

Samaritans
Call: 116 123
E-Mail: jo@samaritans.org
Find a local branch: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/



Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - For men
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (Lines open from 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year)
Chat online: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/



Papyrus – for people under 35
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07860 039 967
E-Mail: pat@papyrus-uk.org
(Available from: 9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays)



Childline – for children and young people under 19



Finally, if you feel like your life is in danger, or have taken action to harm yourself, don't be afraid to call 999.

As I have subtly mentioned elsewhere on this site before, I am currently going through a tough time with my life, and it is clear that Caroline was going though different, but similar problems. Therefore, I feel it is a good time to ensure that you know what to do if you, or somebody you know is going through a rough patch in life.

I don't really have anything else to say, other than don't suffer in silence.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Grace Blakeley shouldn't be booked since Labour's dramatic loss. She's a middle class far left cultist who doesn't have the reality of what it's really like for working class people considering she can be a socialist and never be affected by their own policies.

The same goes for Ash Sarkar, Owen Jones and similar who now represent a wing of Labour that will be back in the fringe if any of the Labour leader candidates go through who isn't Rebecca Long-Bailey who is considered to be the continuity candidate.

I don’t know who they are, but they sound like the type of people that would be booked solely for sake of good TV and shows impartiality. Even if they are far to the left or right they still can be booked provided they are good to the people around them. And as long as they don’t treat the crew like crap.


They were in a discussion involving Iain Dale on GMTV yesterday, and simply talked all over him, so he (quite rightly in my opinion) marched out of the studio. I couldn't care less what their politics are, or whether they think the moon is made of cheese, they came over in the You Tube clip as a pair of obnoxious idiots. First I've knowingly seen of them, hopefully the last. Presenters Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway were usless too moderating the discussion, so all in all a car crash of an event

On what? It's been nearly a decade, catch up. Laughing
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

The Late Late Gay Byrne Irish Television Thread

RTÉ Broadcaster and former Six One News anchor Keelin Shanley has died following an illness. RIP.



It's absolutely awful when someone passes away unexpectedly. Even more so when they were at the peak of their career. I'm sure she will be greatly missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and viewers.


May she rest in peace.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

This Morning

I would just like to thank the people who have been saying lovely things following my earlier post. For those who are wondering, both of my parents have been supportive, which I fully expected them to be, but as people will tell you, it still a very challenging discussion to have.

What I would also like to say is that, for the first time in months, I feel like I have friends who care about me. As Josh has already said, the past several months have been a challenge for me. I won't go into details, but I haven't got many people outside my immediate family that I have been able to share my life with, so to finally be able to celebrate something significant with people outside my family really means a lot, to the point at which I am crying tears of joy.

So I just want to say, in the words of Sir Terry Wogan, Thank you for being my friend.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

This Morning

Mods should warn (/ban?!) you for those comments. This topic isn't really what the forum is about... but those comments are so beyond the remits of this thread/ site.

I certainly think speculating that this has happened to 'save his job' is astounding. wow.



I think the interview was tasteful and incredibly brave. I am really proud and happy for him and his family and glad he felt ready to approach this in public. The affect of his honesty will be felt incredibly across a lot of the LGBT community. I think it will also help open dialogue across many demographics. I've actually felt very emotional about this today, and commend his bravery. I couldn't have done that when I came out at 21, a number of years ago!

I came out as bisexual recently and I am just so proud of him for his bravery and courage to speak up and be who he really wants to be.

I'm gonna give all my support for Schofe as he's now brave to love himself for who he is. He's one of the best British TV presenters and I can say this must have been a life-changing moment for his long career. This can inspire so many people who are too afraid to come out to just build up a little courage and be as brave as they can to express their own identity and be proud of it.

I wasn't originally gonna talk about this, but the above point about inspiring people means I might as well.


If it wasn't for the fact that Phillip came out today, I wouldn't have come out as bisexual today. I hadn't planned on coming out today. However, getting the notification from Sky News just before the show started prompted me to watch the interview, alongside my mother. This also made me think about when a good time to tell my parents would be. Then, as we were watching the interview, Phillip's bravery, honesty and courage struck a chord with me, and I decided that I'd have to do it at some point soon. Then the interview came to an end, and Eamonn and Ruth joined Phillip and Holly on the sofa, and me and my mother started talking about it. At that point, I decided it was now or never, and I opted for that moment.

As Sh1ruba has said, it takes a lot of bravery and courage to speak about these things, and Philip has likely given many people the boost they need. I can attest that he has given at least one person the courage they needed.

I'd also just like to say well done to both Sh1ruba for being so open about your sexuality and thanks for giving me the courage to write about everything here, and Ne1L C for being open about your autism (I know what it's like). As others have said, we still seem to be a while away from topics, like sexuality and mental health, being a non-issue for a majority of the population. However, despite some negative remarks on social media, the support shown for Schofield shows that we are, at least, taking steps in the right direction.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Brexit Day/Night coverage

That looks like a serious Health & Safety breach behind the guests - what with an unguarded low wall 'trip hazard' down to the lower floor. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Making the most of the fact that we have been liberated from the restrictive health and safety regulations set by the EU. We're free to make our safety rules, now that we have got Brexit done.


(Just before anybody gets grumpy, this is a joke)

On the topic of coverage, I'm enjoying the LBC News: Brexit Special with John Stratford.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Being reduced to an hour sandwiched between two traditional NC bulletins had to be the beginning of the end.

I'll be sorry to see it go from BBC Two though, where they had something distinctive at least.

Hopefully it'll mean the return to 5 Live for Derbyshire, where mid-mornings really are dire at the moment.


I doubt she'd return.... but you never know.

Give me Emma Barnett over Derbyshire any day.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Global to launch 24hr rolling news station

Finally, they should make it available on TV. I can understand why it might be a challenge to put it on Freeview. However, surely it'd be possible to put it on Sky, Freesat & Virgin Media. I get that it's available for most people on D1, but I can't get D1 stations where I live, which means that I can only hear it through my rubbish phone speaker.

If you have Sky, your wish has come true: https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/01/sky-launch-for-lbc-news.html

If only. I do have Freesat though, so I can manually tune to it. Hopefully, it'll get a proper Freesat slot soon, but I can work around that for now.


EDIT: Or not...
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Good Morning Britain


Wow, this looks good! I can’t wait to see it tomorrow morning!

EDIT: Just the new titles tomorrow , main on screen graphics will stay the same.

It could just be me losing track of my days, but I'm fairly sure it's Sunday tomorrow. If you're gonna tune in at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning to see them, you're gonna be very disappointed.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

International News Presentation: Past and Present

France 24 has today increased the broadcasting hours of it's Spanish service from 6 hours per day to 12.


What does the Spanish service carry when it's not broadcasting?

IIRC, they broadcast the English service on YT. I'm not sure that it what happens with satellite and cable versions.
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BBI45942 posts since 2 Aug 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

International News Presentation: Past and Present

One thing that I find interesting about the Earthquake Early Warning system in Japan, is how there isn't much consistency in the appearance of these warnings. On NHK, they will always look the same. However, because commercial channels are just part of a network, as opposed to being nationwide, they all seem to have their own style. I would've thought that, with the threat the earthquakes pose, I'd have thought that consistency would have gone further than just an alert tone.

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