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  1. Harrythedog

    We don't do sport but Emma Raducanu, fantastic.

    Headlines in the sports page definitely opening item on main news bulletin I think not
  2. Harrythedog

    We don't do sport but Emma Raducanu, fantastic.

    I can’t stand tennis but the lass has done very well indeed, I just wish the media would lay off her a bit and let her develop fully
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    5exy leadwork.

    This thread brings back memories of my first job in an office. In the late 70’s the company was working on ,at the time, the biggest lead lining contract in Europe on the Eldon Square shopping complex in Newcastle. One of the plumbers actually won an award for his workmanship. I remember the...
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    EV powered by coal?

    So the solution is to install a lamp post every 4.5 m or so ? Your photo shows approximately 40 charging points yet it doesn’t show how many cars “reside” in that area. A range of 200 miles means everyone will only be able to travel half the length of a small country, not much use really. Im not...
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    EV powered by coal?

    That seems to be a default end of discussion answer and it’s not so. I can go half a mile from my home and see street upon street of terraced houses, mostly flats, with cars parked bumper to bumper and I can’t conceivably see a solution to getting them all charged over night. If there’s a plan...
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    EV powered by coal?

    Nearly 10m people is hardly very few
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    EV powered by coal?

    I think you grossly underestimate the number of people who don’t live in an urban area notwithstanding the many urban dwellers who don’t have easy access to the facilities you mention
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    EV powered by coal?

    I think people who live in rural and semi-rural areas will strongly disagree
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    EV powered by coal?

    You’ll not see this either. While we’re being brow beaten into reducing our 1% contribution to the World’s pollution China carries on https://www.powerengineeringint.com/coal-fired/china-reopening-coal-mines-to-meet-accelerating-demand/
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    EV powered by coal?

    This is before the majority of car owners plug into the National Grid https://news.sky.com/story/uk-had-to-turn-on-coal-power-plant-to-help-national-grid-cope-with-low-winds-12400835
  11. Harrythedog

    5exy leadwork.

    Do you still get a daily pint of milk allowance for working with lead?
  12. Harrythedog

    Lorry Driver Shortage

    Now they are saying the winter flu jab may be delayed through a lack of HGV drivers. They don’t say if it’s on the supply or delivery side however there are plenty LWB 3t’s about, have they never heard of Dunkirk ? Expect the winter flu jab to be more expensive to the NHS this year !
  13. Harrythedog

    Lorry Driver Shortage

    Probably because there’s been very few apprenticeships given out in the last couple of decades so the demand for courses wasn’t worthwhile for the colleges. Having said that I’ve known a number of top class tradesmen that never went near a classroom.
  14. Harrythedog

    Lorry Driver Shortage

    Yes. Them and the big house building and construction companies who haven’t employed enough school leavers to serve their time
  15. Harrythedog

    Lorry Driver Shortage

    I find it unbelievable that the major supermarkets, among others, who’s business relies predominantly on the transportation of goods don't train their own drivers and prefer to rely on 3rd parties
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    Drivers Door Sticking out slightly and headlight on drivers side bit too close to bonnet

    The photo of the headlight and paint peeling is a bit strange. Neither are moving parts so can hardly be caused by rubbing, I’d also expect to see some primer under peeling paintwork. As a wild guess I’d say it was previously a lease car and the owner has had a cheap repair done after a minor...
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    Mercedes GLE coupe delay

    I assume all manufacturers are in the same boat. As it stands I’d say you were at the front of the queue as far as MB are concerned so to cancel would probably put you in a worse situation with regards to buying any new car. Just my opinion of course
  18. Harrythedog

    Mercedes GLE coupe delay

    Went to order a new Transit van and was informed August 2022 at present for delivery
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    Favourite TV ads.

    I’ll raise you
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    S212 E500 - The Brown One

    Just my cup of tea that. Lovely colour combo with the cream leather
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