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"I met Murder on the way - He had a mask like Castlereagh Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him" The Peterloo Massacre, where British cavalry charged a vast crowd of protestors in Manchester, took place #OnThisDay  in 1819.

"We have to remember that there's no law of nature that spaces bad things apart."

"The sun-comprehending glass, And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless."

Is your garden, or local green space, a source of sanctuary?

OI YOU! Now we have your attention... Why do some things immediately catch your eye, or ear, while others slip by totally unnoticed?

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom."

"Now I would do most anything To get you back by my side..."

"You are not going to get bitten by a snake. But you might get malaria."

"They would say to me: ‘Why would a woman want to be a DJ?’"


‘I know he loved me’: @IanWright0  on the man who changed his life – his teacher, Mr Pigden#desertislanddiscs  with @laurenlaverne 

Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi on this day in 1955. He had been accused of flirting with a white woman. His death still haunts America, but his mother helped galvanise the Civil Rights Movement. This is the story. @BBCSounds 

Statisticians dispute statements made in the Commons by Boris Johnson and the official watchdog has warned the PM that the jobs figures he's sharing are wrong. More or Less on @BBCSounds  📈 📉

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"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena." Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara:

We are desperately sad to announce that Jeremy Hardy, mainstay of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and The News Quiz, and one of the funniest people around, has died of cancer aged 57. Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.

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The @BBC  is something that belongs to all of us. #ThisIsOurBBC 

Netflix and the BBC are "incomparable" and the government doesn't get that, says media analyst Claire Enders. | @amolrajan 

As a child he faced racism when he started driving ?️ ? Now @LewisHamilton  has equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record of Formula 1 victories ? His dad and manager spoke to us: