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Potential Level 4 heat warning for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday in England (i.e., you might die)

Discussion in 'off topic' started by notaclue, Jul 12, 2022.

  1. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Just had a short sharp squally shower here in Boro.
  2. Andy Stephenson

    Andy Stephenson pfm Member

    It's been chucking it down most of this afternoon here, in north Durham. It was quite heavy for 15/20 minutes and most welcome it was too.

  3. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Good Evening All,

    Just sort of watching the debate and did Sunak just seriously suggest recycling as one of the three things he would promote in response to climate change and the record temperatures we saw last week. I didn't catch Truss's responses as I was on a call with Kate.

    I know the 160k strong Conservative party probably don't want to here things like radical changes being made but are they that stupid that they believe recycling is a serious response???


    Last edited: Jul 26, 2022
  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    We had about three drops of rain yesterday in South London.

    Meanwhile this branch of McDonalds in North London has just pulled up all the trees in their car park and put down plastic grass. It shouldn't be legal.
  5. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    I agree.

    As I've mentioned elsewhere we "had' to cut down 4 trees to install the sewage plant (2 were large conifers far too close to the house anyway i.e. 5mtrs) and the old ash tree in the paddock fell over years ago and half of another ash tree came down in Storm Arwen (the other half has been felled on safety grounds).

    I planted 12 holly tree twigs last year in place of the holy tree that came down (1 of the 4) and, this time home I am determined I will be planting 2 more trees - negotiations with Kate will be required as she doesn't want one in the paddock - I have to keep reminding her there was one there when we moved in.............. It will need to be planted where it will least affect the partial soakaway.


  6. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    We recycle everything possible, sometimes even have a five minute debate about which bin to put items in.

    Last week i left home a bit late and saw that all those carefully sorted boxes are tipped into one mixed cage for landfill.

    Really don't know what i get for all the council tax.
  7. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    We have separate boxes for glass and plastic / cans, always full when collected fortnightly and all put in the one bin.......

    Alternate weeks the wheelie bins are collected for paper / cardboard and general waste - these they do keep separate, but we only actually need to put them out monthly, heaven knows where people get the rubbish to put out overflowing bins and extra bags every collection.
  8. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Kate visited the new recycling plant at Aberdeen (the one that burnt down last week) and she was telling me that it looked like a lot of already segregated recycling was combined at the start of the processing so maybe this is what you're seeing?

    I know she was telling me they hate shredded paper and "small" pieces of aluminium foil (it needs combining and scrunching up into balls apparently)....


  9. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    We had five - you must live in a dry area.
  10. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Can you save one for me? Only 2 drops in Norwich so I feel cheated by you lot in the Smoke.:D

    I believe there are potential problems with artificial grass, over and above the fact that it's 'orrible. However, it being McDonald's, I guess people will just be lovin' it.
  11. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Good Morning All,

    Currently stuck in an Ibis hotel at CDG waiting on a flight later today. Just accessing the BBC News online and seen this:-

    The abuse/ trolling is indeed unacceptable but I still find it worrying that even a half-wit could possibly not see that there is such a thing as climate change even if not everybody agrees as to the causation.........


  12. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I sense a cable thread analogy approaching. ;)
  13. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Just more proof, if any is needed, that we are deep into the CHAOS...
  14. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Good Afternoon All,

    Ironically, as I sit here waiting to fly home from one wind power project I'm already down to join a boatie in Hartlepool circa Aug 14th for another wind farm cable laying project (possibly the Seagreen off the Angus coast???). There is no doubt there is a lot of work to get wind farms up and running.

    I'm learning that having an accurate survey before you start digging holes in the seabed would appear to be a good idea. Thus I'm intrigued that the firm responsible for my last two jobs appeared not to think so (in fairness I suspect they will need to ask questions of the firms they sub-contracted the survey work to), no wonder RTE are a little less than pleased.



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