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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2800 on: 16 June, 2022, 09:11:27 am »
There was apparently an article in the Graun this week, that I missed,

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/14/failure-to-tackle-teessides-toxic-legacy-is-devastating-for-sea-life-and-livelihoods

but local corespondents are blaming historical heavy industry pollution if seabed silts that may now be getting disturbed by the very fishermen complaining of thee dearth of fish and death of various crustaceans.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2801 on: 16 June, 2022, 06:22:48 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2802 on: 17 June, 2022, 01:22:18 pm »
"Killer" bird fails to kill handbag dog

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/20214968.dog-owners-horror-bird-prey-attacks-chihuahua/
That sounds like a reasonable use for the nasty little things.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2803 on: 21 June, 2022, 06:28:53 pm »
Meanwhile, on a school field in Basildon, there was an egg-and-moon race.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/uk-world-news/mum-faceplants-ground-school-sports-24281172
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2804 on: 24 June, 2022, 01:02:50 pm »
In Shanghai, they test drive new car models on the 3rd floor of skyscrapers.

What could go wrong, when driving a test model and relying on windows to stop the car if anything fails?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61919581
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2805 on: 24 June, 2022, 01:03:31 pm »
Obviously the problem was that the car was electric.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2806 on: 24 June, 2022, 01:23:22 pm »
And in the wrong thread - or have I missed the memo informing everyone that the UK had annexed Shanghai Municipality? :demon:
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2807 on: 27 June, 2022, 07:32:04 pm »
Top Valley, Nottingham is just a bit special.
Cops confiscate illegal electric bike, lad complains to dad, dad drives there pronto to remonstrate with cops, and has his car confiscated for driving without a valid licence.  ;D
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/dad-son-vehicles-seized-nottinghamshire-7258986

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2808 on: 28 June, 2022, 10:18:47 am »
Top Valley, Nottingham is just a bit special.
Cops confiscate illegal electric bike, lad complains to dad, dad drives there pronto to remonstrate with cops, and has his car confiscated for driving without a valid licence.  ;D
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/dad-son-vehicles-seized-nottinghamshire-7258986

Surely that is an electric motorbike, not an ebike?

I can't see any pedals on it.

Unreg electric motorbike would be illegal.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2809 on: 28 June, 2022, 11:09:15 am »
From the same source:

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Reports of man smashing window of house in Nottingham

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2810 on: 28 June, 2022, 02:11:31 pm »
He was fortunate the pile driver didn't topple over on him
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-61924994

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2811 on: 28 June, 2022, 03:52:00 pm »
That is seriously impressive!

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2812 on: 28 June, 2022, 04:21:30 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2813 on: 28 June, 2022, 07:59:00 pm »
He was fortunate the pile driver didn't topple over on him
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-61924994

He's more lucky it didn't ignite, often it's the debris from the hole that causes a spark and ignites the gas.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2814 on: 28 June, 2022, 08:06:58 pm »
He was fortunate the pile driver didn't topple over on him
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-61924994

He's more lucky it didn't ignite, often it's the debris from the hole that causes a spark and ignites the gas.

Possibly so much gas present it was above the UEL?

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2815 on: 28 June, 2022, 10:32:38 pm »
maybe, doesn't look like a particularly high pressure main either, as no expanding crater afterwards.  That would tend to keep ejecting material to some degree.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2816 on: 29 June, 2022, 01:44:06 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2817 on: 02 July, 2022, 11:03:09 pm »
Alpkit are not a province, but...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2818 on: 04 July, 2022, 01:51:10 pm »

TLDR; misbehaving teenager who didn't buy a ticket to the prom isn't allowed in. Parents upset because the little scrote talked them into hiring him a suit and a car.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/schoolboy-devastated-after-finding-out-24380824?fbclid=IwAR3aeSSeyKfBOfOgaZbqBk8xuZTnQMX8yeN25q8znHd-tG-8MOii1j4PdA8
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2819 on: 04 July, 2022, 02:12:30 pm »
"Killer" bird fails to kill handbag dog

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/20214968.dog-owners-horror-bird-prey-attacks-chihuahua/
That sounds like a reasonable use for the nasty little things.

Harsh, but fair, response:
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The local resident fears small pets in the area could be at risk but is equally worried about the risk to small children - advising people not to feed them.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2820 on: 04 July, 2022, 02:25:13 pm »

TLDR; misbehaving teenager who didn't buy a ticket to the prom isn't allowed in. Parents upset because the little scrote talked them into hiring him a suit and a car.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/schoolboy-devastated-after-finding-out-24380824?fbclid=IwAR3aeSSeyKfBOfOgaZbqBk8xuZTnQMX8yeN25q8znHd-tG-8MOii1j4PdA8

'Bit naughty,' apparently. Sure.

A teacher friend of mine once mentioned that the behaviour of the worst kids immediately becomes explicable when she first meets their parents.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2821 on: 09 July, 2022, 07:36:37 pm »
Incredible beach less than 3 hours from Coventry named one of the best in the country

Slow news day in Cov. You don't need the link do you? It's Mablethorpe by the way according to the Times.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2822 on: 10 July, 2022, 06:02:59 pm »
Which reminds me of this NSFW parody

https://www.moretvicar.com/products/skegness-poster-print

Zoom in for the joke
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2823 on: 14 July, 2022, 10:00:35 am »
In need of renovation .....   https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/124641977#/?channel=RES_BUY


Nice & peaceful though.  The neighbours won't be disturbing you......
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2824 on: 14 July, 2022, 10:16:33 am »
You wouldn't get any annoying junk mail and you wouldn't need a parking permit. Great sunsets (okay, east coast, great sunrises). Good place to hold wild parties – would suit aging rock star or YACF campers.
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