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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Winds Batter Uk Reply with quote

Winds upto 100 miles an hour are battering the UK.

http://news.sky.com/story/1178035/weather-one-dead-as-100mph-winds-batter-uk

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Is your part of the world being hit by the stormy weather?
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was very windy here this morning,Mark but it has died down now...no damage,I don't think,here ....thankfully.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes to SanteFefan "on top of the cliffs in Norfolk" Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Best wishes to SanteFefan "on top of the cliffs in Norfolk" Shocked


I was just thinking that myself!

We have a holiday caravan on the north west Norfilk coast and that's expecting a storm surge tide this evening. Thankfully it's on higher ground but I see this morning that the mechanised storm barriers are being moved into place at Wells-next-the-Sea just along the coast.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's set to be bad there later on. Northumberland is getting bad it by all accounts.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tyne has burst it's banks down by the bridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just spoken to my Mum who is in Newcastle and she said the winds have calmed down, and is dry.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On BBC East news they're doing a live OB from the old town of Kings Lynn which is under threat of flooding - despite storm barriers being installed. I hope not - there's a great Italian restaurant down in the old harbour district!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, there's more than one bridge on the Tyne!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've lost count how many there are LOL! It used to be 5 (near to the city)when I was growing up there.

Odd to see the Quayside under water just now on the news though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a bit of a wild & windy day in Cambridgeshire, think we have escaped the worst of it though.
Not looking good for folk on the Norfolk/Suffolk coast.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if we get flooded on the cliffs, I dread to think what would happen to most of Norfolk.. Laughing
Yes, I just glance out of my second floor window at the harbour and the sea looks very high. I'm just about to venture out to have a look.. there's lots of people out there and some emergency vehicles too.. I'll report back. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear you are OK, mind how you go out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes take care SanteFe!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This short video of a plane trying to land at Birmingham in today's windy conditions was found on the Farnborough Aviation Group forum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YzMefHazV4o
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the beach - about 100 feet of it, is under deep water and the large model yacht pond is now part of the sea!
The waves are breaking on the promenade wall and just coming over it so I'd imagine there will be many flooded houses along the river frontage. There's a pub/hotel on the harbour and I know from our plumber earlier this afternoon they were desperately trying to source a few pumps for their basement and looking at it, I don't envy their position right now.
There's two river bridges linking Gt.Yarmouth and Gorleston and they are both closed so some of our staff are having to sleep at ours overnight....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weather cancelled it would seem, with the death of Nelson Mandela.........

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Helen May"]Weather cancelled it would seem, with the death of Nelson Mandela.........

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Yes Helen to me it's rather silly - it's not any great shock that someone of Mandela's age dies sad though it may be but it just proves the point that human existence is short lived and transitory but the weather is with us for ever Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor old Cromer Pier has taken a bit of a bashing, some quite dramatic pictures here.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/cromer_pier_battered_by_storm_1_3082080?storyId=1.3081997.1386278795
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ruddlescat"]
Helen May wrote:
Weather cancelled it would seem, with the death of Nelson Mandela.........

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Yes Helen to me it's rather silly - it's not any great shock that someone of Mandela's age dies sad though it may be but it just proves the point that human existence is short lived and transitory but the weather is with us for ever Smile


Yes and they've been telling you to watch and listen to your local channel, then they go and cancel. Rolling Eyes. There is a news channel at the end of the day.

I wonder what would have happened if it had been Christmas Day???

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Weather cancelled it would seem, with the death of Nelson Mandela.........

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Yes Helen to me it's rather silly - it's not any great shock that someone of Mandela's age dies sad though it may be but it just proves the point that human existence is short lived and transitory but the weather is with us for ever Smile


Yes I agree on both counts. At one stage, BBC1, BBC2, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 and 5Live were all given over to "news" coverage of the great man's sad passing.

And then, switch on Radio 4 at breakfast time this morning and what do we have...................?

And then I switch on BBC Breakfast TV, and what do we have............? (And the title strap read "BREAKING NEWS....... Nelson Mandela has died" almost 12 hours after the event).

I despair.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parts of Lowestoft have been flooded meaning Costa coffee is not opening for 2 days or so...what is a man supposed to do for coffee?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Parts of Lowestoft have been flooded meaning Costa coffee is not opening for 2 days or so...what is a man supposed to do for coffee?


Well you could always save your money and do what I do, I guess! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sad news re Mandela also gave the BBC the opportunity to not show the scenes from the House of Commons where Ed Balls made a complete berk of himself - we all remember "a good day to bury bad news."
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of that as well!

I bet Question Time would have been interesting, although I don't know who the panel were to have been.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen, i'm assuming you weren't aware, but Question Time went out on BBC2 at approx 11.30, after which the schedule was cleared to enable the BBC to continue with pointless studio discussion with people who don't matter!

Obviously no reference to Mandela because it's usually recorded at approx 7.30pm on the evening of transmission.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
after which the schedule was cleared to enable the BBC to continue with pointless studio discussion with people who don't matter!
Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Helen, i'm assuming you weren't aware, but Question Time went out on BBC2 at approx 11.30, after which the schedule was cleared to enable the BBC to continue with pointless studio discussion with people who don't matter!

Obviously no reference to Mandela because it's usually recorded at approx 7.30pm on the evening of transmission.


No I didn't know, Colin, I'd gone to bed by that time, but had read a tweet from D Dimbleby saying he had no idea when and if it would be aired.

I didn't expect a Mandela comment as I know it's pre recorded but thought it would be interesting to hear comments about Ed Balls in the Commons.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
The sad news re Mandela also gave the BBC the opportunity to not show the scenes from the House of Commons where Ed Balls made a complete berk of himself - we all remember "a good day to bury bad news."


Yes, indeed we do ...Iain Duncan Smith played a blinder on that day...

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has used the cover of the autumn statement to announce that he is to miss his deadline of getting all existing and new benefit claimants on to universal credit (UC) by 2017.
He has also confirmed he is having to entirely rework the IT system at substantial cost because the original IT failed to meet the needs of claimants.

In a political humiliation for Duncan Smith, the minister has had to admit that at least 700,000 claimants will not be on UC by the end of 2017.
The reforms have been billed as one of the biggest changes to the welfare state since its inception, but have been bedevilled by repeated IT failures and delays, as well as a reluctance by ministers to admit the postponements.
Given the failure by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to meet previous deadlines, this new timetable is bound to be viewed with scepticism.
The scale of the setback suggests a new government may have to take a cool look at whether the scheme should go ahead. There has been a bitter blame game within the department and across Whitehall.
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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/dec/05/universal-credit-deadline-iain-duncan-smit

He was trying to do it even before the news of Nelson Mandela took over the news.
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