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    Dying Off The Radar

    Just watching the reruns of Take the High Road on STV and we've got to the first appearance of actor William Armour back in 1981 playing the regular character Hamish McNeil. But he clearly died off the radar under his real name back in 2017.
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    Death In The Family

    Thanks everyone. What I found slightly annoying/funny yesterday was the speed by which on social media he achieved virtual Sainthood status. By his own admission Si was a troubled fella so I think/know he'd find it funny that suddenly he apparently did no wrong over the years.
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    Glee Stars

    I'll get my own coat....
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    Death In The Family

    You know its never good thing when your mobile starts pinging with message notifications at 230am. And so it transpired. Sadly a good friend of mine was found dead at home yesterday evening from what I can gather. Whilst it was a shock, it wasn't a real surprise, as he had a long history of substance abuse (Columbian marching powder a favourite), mental health issues and a long term damage to his heart having survived to my knowledge at least 4 heart attacks. So to get to mid 50s well- he did well. As I put on social media it was complex emotions today on hearing the sad news about Si. But that was him. Loveable, exasperating, kind, annoying, laughter. He could be the best friend in the world or the biggest cunt. There was little in the middle and life was certainly never dull with Si in the room. Worlds a little darker today.
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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    Joseph McKenna https://www.businessoffashion.com/amp/community/people/joe-mckenna Was still alive in 2017 according to this. Given his appearances were in mid 70s I'd put him born about 1960?
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    Crashing Companies

    Plymouth council staff facing redundancy as huge cuts announced https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-city-council-staff-facing-4260337#ICID=Android_PlymouthHeraldNewApp_AppShare A bit close to home. They've opened up an enhanced release scheme for us employees and they want minimum of 200 to go. Nipped into work yesterday to work out my figure should I take it (a shock at the amount -much higher than I expected) but it's a real stick or twist choice...
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    Drunk? Bored?? Psychopath???

    Thanks all. I've been really lucky this time! Referred to the local mental health team, and as I'm in the system I've started new treatment called DBT. In fact in the most positive way, I've been using the sick period to study like crazy so the result is that my Doc at mental health team is seriously impressed with not only my actions but my progression. In other good news- it's made a massive link between my use of alcohol and my depression, so much so, I've not touched a drop since 31st May and whilst I'm not promising a totally ban for life I can honestly say, this is the longest I've not touched a drop for over 30 years. The big test will be the return to work in 10 days, but I have a few ideas for that. So all in all, positive etc.
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    Clive James

    Still the best cover version in history! Shame they dont make Sunday night TV like this anymore.
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    Barbara Windsor

    Equally and very sadly, that's not a guarantee with this illness. I know of a neighbour who suffered in a nursing home for about 4 years with this disease before she passed away. In an ironic sick twist, her husband now has dementia and is in the same nursing home some 3 years after her passing.
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    12th July.
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    The 11th Death in 2020

    Philip the racist.
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    4. Vera Lynn

    103? Blimey. Not a bad innings to be fair!
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Excellent piece, well explained. What is very much more astounding is that right on the end of Plymouth Hoe slightly hidden is red marble monument about the Boar War which seems to have avoided all publicity so far. In terms of size and its overtones is much more questionable compared so to Drake.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    As someone pointed out on Twitter, at least 40% of Plymouth will potentially have to change if (and theres a BIG backlash against it) the City decides to remove all references to Sir Francis Drake. Drake's Island, Drakes Circus shopping centre, Drake Circus road, Drake election ward, Drake Primary School- the list goes on and on. The Sir John Hawkins Square in the City Centre has already started to be changed. It just seems that the campaign against Drake is really annoying most rational locals against the Woke generation. Interestingly, they are also targeting Lady Nancy Astor new statue for her anti Catholic, anti Jewish views as well. Seems we like our "pirate" here!
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    Drunk? Bored?? Psychopath???

    Yes luckily. GP and local mental health team have been amazing. And work have been excellent as well. Plus a lot of friends who knew I'd been unwell for a while have come forward in droves. Hardest thing is living with the self guilt but the meds are helping and weirdly more relaxed than I've been in probably years.

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