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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by hollins on Yesterday at 06:45:40 pm »
No sorry. More east than north or south.
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on Yesterday at 05:55:47 pm »
Is it as far south as Pinetum Gardens in St Austell  Cornwall?
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by hollins on Yesterday at 04:05:20 pm »
No sorry Steve, not as far north as that.
This is a photo of the pinetum.
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Covid–19 / Re: Latest Stats
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 03:49:26 pm »
Just watched "Freedom Fails as COVID cases surge amidst new variant" by prof phil spector on YouTube You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Some interesting stats and graphs in this video, I have copied a few below, hope you can read them, I had to screen them, but for the full explanation check the above link.

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Interesting point in the first photo,, 22.000 people have covid who have been double vaccinated 
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 03:43:16 pm »
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I have been on my travels to England again but can you guess where?

Tumbleton lake Northumbria
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by hollins on Yesterday at 03:34:52 pm »
I have been on my travels to England again but can you guess where?
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Covid–19 / Re: Latest Stats
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 01:50:19 pm »
NEARLY 500 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in North Wales.

Public Health Wales data published on Friday (October 22) shows that 499 new cases were confirmed in the region in the latest 24-hour period.

Anglesey - 51
Conwy - 91
Denbighshire - 87
Flintshire - 113
Gwynedd - 78
Wrexham - 79

But while the number of daily cases has been high, as of October 10 there were 84 people being treated for Covid-19 in North Wales - which makes up just 4% of inpatients.

For context, over 300 people were being treated for Covid-19 in North Wales hospitals during the height of the second wave of the pandemic.

The number of Covid inpatients at North Wales hospitals had been up at 150 in mid September, but has fallen since.

Sadly, a further 11 people who had tested Covid positive in the last 28 days months died in Wales in the latest 24-hour period.
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Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Points to Ponder
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 01:47:15 pm »
Interesting article, especially the comment "producers becoming more efficient than their UK counterparts." which covers a lot more than just the lamb/farming industry, a lot of British businesses need to look at themselves closely, between Brexit and covid, there is no standing on your past successes.

Wales' farmers have been left outraged by a new UK trade deal with New Zealand that risks bringing more cheap lamb into the UK.

UK imports of New Zealand lamb are expected to rise 40% in the wake of the deal, leaving Welsh producers at risk of being undercut .

"Welsh Lamb was 34% more expensive than New Zealand lamb.”

"New Zealand doesn’t have farm subsidies and, on Facebook, some users suggested this had led to lamb producers becoming more efficient than their UK counterparts.

Others pointed to the way subsidies have created a European food market with artificially low prices that does not reflect the true costs of food production"


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Covid–19 / Re: General Covid 19 news
« Last post by SteveH on Yesterday at 10:22:13 am »
Health board bosses have issued an update on the flu and Covid vaccine booster roll out amid concerns over increasing pressures on the NHS.

While some people have had their flu and booster jabs, others have said they are still waiting.

Concerns have been raised nationally about the speed of the vaccine booster roll-out, as Covid cases continue to soar, but hospitalisations remain low compared to last year.


Health leaders have stressed the importance of getting the jabs, as the UK sees some of the highest coronavirus case rates in the world and fears of a tough winter ahead, for the NHS.

This week UK Government Health Secretary, Savid Javid, warned rates could go up to 100,000 a day, as he encouraged people to have the vaccine booster when offered.

In the meantime Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has provided answers to queries over who is eligible for the jabs and when they can expect to get them.

Who is eligible for a flu jab?

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has recommended the following priority groups for flu vaccination this winter:

• children aged two or three (age on August 31 2021)

• children in primary and secondary schools (reception to Year 11 inclusive)

• everyone aged 50 and over (age on March 31 2022)

• all people aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions, including people with a learning disability or who are morbidly obese

• pregnant women

• health and care workers, and carers

• all adults resident in Welsh prisons

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Local News & Discussion / Re: Roads in the area
« Last post by DVT on October 21, 2021, 08:58:55 pm »
My car being 4.5 metres long (Honda Civic) I googled out of curiosity and found this ...

What is the shortest car in the UK?
Smallest cars on sale in the UK 2021

    Renault Twizy (2,319mm)
    Smart ForTwo (2,695mm) ...
    Toyota Aygo (3,465mm) ...
    Citroen C1 (3,466mm) ...
    Peugeot 108 (3,475mm) ...
    Smart ForFour (3,495mm) ...
    Fiat 500 (3,571mm) ...
    Kia Picanto (3,595mm) ...

I think they mean 3 metres WIDE (my Civic is just on 2 metres) otherwise you won't be able to use the diversion unless you're driving a short  SMART or a Twizy !
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