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Saturday December 4th, 2021 night edition

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A student who began sewing reusable sanitary products for refugees during lockdown is now running a global network of 1,000 volunteers.

The languages student, from Chelmsford in Essex set up the not-for-profit group with university friend Oliwia Geisler in August last year.

Since then, more than 30,000 patterned pads which come in discreet matching pouches have been made by over 1,000 volunteers in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and the US using donated materials.

She said the project “went from zero to 100” this year after initially making the pads with Miss Geisler and her mother.

Refugee women can profit from helping make the sanitary products, which are distributed to others suffering from period poverty by NGOs (Ella Lambert/PA).

Miss Lambert said she hopes to get schoolchildren involved in making the pads and bring conversations about period poverty to their kitchen tables – and help end the stigma.

The project is named after the goddess of fertility Pachamama, a figure revered by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. »

Bomb squad called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after man gets WWII mortar stuck up his bottom

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The bomb squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Thursday (December 2), after a patient was admitted with a mortar shell stuck in his rectum.

The MoD said: “We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police.”.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "We can confirm that the police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday. »

Why Can’t Democrats Make GOP Extremism a Campaign Issue?

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A recent PBS Newshour/Marist Poll found that adults feel that Democrats are a bigger threat to American democracy than Republicans, although it was within the margin of error, at 42 to 41 percent.

Elsewhere, a memo from Democratic pollster Bryan Stryker surveying the outcome of the Virginia governor’s race offered similarly dour findings for Democrats.

The message Democrats needed to offer, the strategist said, is that “‘Republicans are dangerous, they are dangerous to themselves, they are dangerous to the country. »

On student-debt cancellation, AOC slams the 'ridiculous assertion' it would benefit the rich: 'Do we really think that a billionaire's child is taking student loans?'

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Do we really think that a billionaire's child is taking student loans?

"The people — the broad and diverse coalition that elected President Biden — demand, deserve, and require nothing less. »