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Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Points to Ponder
« Last post by SteveH on April 16, 2024, 10:04:03 am »
Unemployment jumps as UK jobs market stalls

The UK jobs market is showing signs of stalling as the number of people out of work rose, according to new figures.

The unemployment rate increased to 4.2% between December and February, which is the highest level for six months.

Meanwhile, the rate of people with a job dipped and the economically inactive - those not in work or looking for employment - ticked higher.

Economists suggested the data could spur the Bank of England to cut interests rates in the summer.

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Politics & Current Affairs / Re: National Health Service
« Last post by SteveH on April 16, 2024, 09:57:03 am »
Interesting article from... Health Board Chair Dyfed Edwards on recognising when social factors might impact on a person?s health

'Support for improving our health and well-being is wider than the NHS and often lies in our communities'

One of the significant developments that has interested me, since I became the Health Board?s Chair, has been the breadth and scale of preventative work we conduct within communities across the region.

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Music, TV, Radio & The Arts / Re: Favourite TV Shows
« Last post by SteveH on April 16, 2024, 09:46:46 am »
I am part way through watching the BBCs Rebuilding Notre-Dame programme, fascinating and the work is outstanding, link below if you missed it.........

ALSO coming soon..........

BBC Great Coastal Railway Journeys in Conwy - how to watch

Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are all set to feature on BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys on Friday (April 19).

Great Coastal Railway Journeys, which features Michael Portillo as host, is into its third series having begun back in 2022.
So far this series he has already visited other Welsh locations including Anglesey, Porthmadog and Cardigan Bay.

This week viewers will see Portillo explore areas within the Conwy county and Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park in a new episode of Great Coastal Railway Journeys.

Hobbies and Interests / Re: Cars
« Last post by SteveH on April 16, 2024, 09:38:02 am »
Limiting what new drivers can do will combat 'needless' deaths, says AA
The AA president said one in five young drivers crash within a year of passing their test.

A series of restrictions on new drivers may soon be on the horizon, as they could save thousands of lives and help tackle serious injuries on the road, according to the AA. The automotive firm said motorists should be prevented from carrying similarly-aged people for at least six months after they've passed their test.

It also advised that new drivers should be forced to keep a record of evidence that they've driven on every type of road. The restrictions would be in force under a graduated driving licence system; these licences place limitations on motorists for a specific period of time after they've passed.

They're used in a number of countries, including the US, Canada, Australia and Sweden. In July 2019, The Department for Transport (DfT) revealed that it was considering launching the licences across England. However, it was stopped in 2020, partially due to the possible impact on young people's job prospects.


WORK to install two new toucan crossings on the A470 is underway.

Work to make 'active travel' changes started in January on Marl Lane and A470.

New paths and kerbs on the A470 have been installed and on Marl Drive, work has started on a shared use path, new kerbs, and crossing points.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: "Work is continuing on this active travel route. Our contractor has installed the new path and kerbs on the A470 and is now working on two new toucan crossings.

Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Points to Ponder
« Last post by Hugo on April 16, 2024, 09:34:55 am »
On Saturday I drove up Ty Gwyn Road Llandudno and intended to turn right and go up Wyddfyd Road and park my car by the Ski Lodge.
However when I stopped at the traffic lights I noticed a road sign that clearrly indicated no right turn so instead I drove up and parked my car in St Beuno's Road
Later on I walked down Wyddfyd Road and noticed that the Ski Lodge car park was locked so there is no access to it from Wyddfyd Road but how do the residents get their cars in to the road if the road sign says no right turn?
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Local Wildlife
« Last post by Hugo on April 16, 2024, 09:20:44 am »
We had visitors in the garden last night.    The Badgers had got in my back garden and climbed up a tree to get at a Peanut holder I have got for the birds.  They scrunched the top so much so that I'll probably need to buy another new one.
Because they failed to get the peanuts they have taken it out on my lawn and it now looks like an area of the Klondyke!
The photos were taken a while ago when the Badgers used to come here every night and not do any damage
Local News & Discussion / Re: Rescue Services
« Last post by Hugo on April 15, 2024, 04:29:09 pm »
Dog struggling in Great Orme cove's waters saved by RNLI
The dog got into difficulties near Pigeon's Cove

A happy ending thank goodness and another great rescue by the RNLI.        I just hope that the owner had to walk back to town after that preventable incident.   Why was the dog off the lead in the first place as there are Seals on the beach and livestock on the grassy slopes?
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Railways
« Last post by Cambrian on April 15, 2024, 11:40:59 am »
It's a pity today's journos just print press releases without asking relevant questions.  The current Chester-Lime Street operates broadly hourly during the day.  Does the extension to Llandudno mean that the Llandudno-Manchester services will divert to Bangor as was previously mooted ? Given the regular Merseyrail services into Liverpool from Chester, a question could be posed as to whether a Llandudno-Crewe service would be more helpful to North Wales travellers, especially those going to/from Scotland, the West Country and the East Midlands, let alone augmenting the poor Avanti service.
Help Centre / Re: Llandudno Donkeys
« Last post by Rabster on April 15, 2024, 11:23:57 am »
Have done - thank you
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