Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 109866 times)

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2012, 06:20:42 pm »
Funny in that they believe this is actually newsworthy: -

http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/pupils-walk-to-school-after-bus-crash-1.1000967?referrerPath=home

Forced to walk from a crash 'yards from the school gates'?

OMG! THE HORROR!!!!
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2012, 07:27:39 pm »
:o I hope they are all contacting compensation lawyers to claim for the stress.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2012, 07:30:09 pm »
Maybe they didn't have enough hi-vis jackets to go round?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 07:36:11 pm »
I saw a little report in the York Press the other day, about an incident where a motorbiker hit a sheep. Apparently, his bike caught fire, which is impressive.  The last line said, "The sheep is thought to have died".

Thought to have? It must have been an especially dim sheep if they can't tell...

(I assume the sheep ran off, and they found a dead one later, but can't be sure that was it)
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 07:45:55 pm »
The Echo's billboard this morning was some stuff bout experts warning on the potential disappearance of Southend's beaches. It doesn't seem to have found its way onto the website.

The Echo is massively against anything to do with the environmental movement generally, so if experts are warning about sea level rises then they might have to do some adroit thinking, which is something hey are not good at.

Quote from: The Independent
When the Thames Barrier was being designed in the 1970s, global average sea levels were rising at about 1.8 millimetres a year and global warming was not seen as a threat, but in the past 15 years the rate has nearly doubled to about 3.1mm a year and many scientists expect it to accelerate still further.

When we were on Northey Island last month, teh Naturual England bod reckoned the current rate of sea level rise in SE England was 6mm. That's a hell of a lot.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2012, 07:51:15 pm »
6mm per year or per millennium?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 09:10:55 pm »
Quiet day on the internet:


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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 09:16:49 pm »
6mm per year or per millennium?

Per year.

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When the Thames Barrier was being designed in the 1970s, global average sea levels were rising at about 1.8 millimetres a year and global warming was not seen as a threat, but in the past 15 years the rate has nearly doubled to about 3.1mm a year and many scientists expect it to accelerate still further.

From http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/sea-levels-rising-too-fast-for-thames-barrier-799303.html . That was dated 2008, which, assuming the Nat Eng. lass was right, and 3.1mm was the average for the 15 years from 1003 to 2008, that projects onto a doubling in the past 11 years.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2012, 02:33:41 pm »
http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/lake-district-hit-by-earthquake-1.1018068?referrerPath=home

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An earthquake struck the Lake District last night.

According to the British Geological Survey, the quake - which had a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale - originated about 6km underground at Patterdale at 9.37pm.

...

It was the fourth largest quake around the British Isles in the last 50 days, says the BGS


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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2012, 03:36:30 pm »

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2012, 05:16:36 pm »
Its a disgrace.

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/business-directory/absolute_disgrace_1_1952614

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2012, 05:20:15 pm »
Its a disgrace.

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/business-directory/absolute_disgrace_1_1952614

"restrictions on fresh air" in Peterhead you are havin a Giraffe
Oi! I am not rimming slang!

We really don't want to know who you are rimming. :hand:
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2012, 08:37:35 pm »
Its a disgrace.

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/business-directory/absolute_disgrace_1_1952614

"restrictions on fresh air" in Peterhead you are havin a Giraffe
Oi! I am not rimming slang!

We really don't want to know who you are rimming. :hand:
Is "squelch" rimming slang?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2012, 09:52:06 pm »
http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/lake-district-hit-by-earthquake-1.1018068?referrerPath=home

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An earthquake struck the Lake District last night.

According to the British Geological Survey, the quake - which had a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale - originated about 6km underground at Patterdale at 9.37pm.

...

It was the fourth largest quake around the British Isles in the last 50 days, says the BGS
Actually, it "Rocked Cumbria" ::-)
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/earthquake-rocks-cumbria-1.1018064?referrerPath=home

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2012, 09:58:58 pm »
Never mind though, a dog caught a shark on Seascale beach!

http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/catch-of-the-day-1.1018103?referrerPath=home
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2012, 12:04:12 am »
Never mind though, a dog caught a shark on Seascale beach!

http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/catch-of-the-day-1.1018103?referrerPath=home

Catshark?  You couldn't make it up. 

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2012, 08:31:11 pm »
*Doffs cap*
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2012, 09:44:23 pm »
*Doffs cap*

Isn't that a rather old-fashioned contraceptive? It clearly doesn't work.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2012, 11:39:18 pm »
Kate was a right royal toff
The kind who your cap you would doff
But her cap was doff
Now she's up the doff
I think this has gone on enoff
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2012, 09:02:02 pm »
Jahmene is turning on the Christmas lights in Swindon, the ones that Cheggers was going to do but got rained off.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10086234.Jahmene_Douglas_coming_home_to_Swindon__to_switch_on_lights_at_Wharf_Green/?ref=mr

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2012, 09:20:51 pm »
I can't tell you how excited we are at that news.

No, literally, I cannot tell you.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2012, 10:25:16 pm »
Jahmene?

When did they start to just make up names for babies?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2012, 06:41:20 am »
Jahmene?

When did they start to just make up names for babies?
He's a bit furrinish-looking, so it could be a normal name (also has v. good control over his voice).
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2012, 06:59:12 am »
His abusive father, of which we've heard so much, had a fairly normal name.
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