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Ofcom Improve UK Spectrum Sharing for Mobile and Wireless Broadband

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Andrews & Arnold Clash with Ofcom Over Broadband ISP Switching Woes

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www.newcivilengineer.com HS2 | Billions of pounds and significant benefits squandered by cancellation, NAO reports | New Civil Engineer

The government spending watchdog’s final report on the status of the Department for Transport (DfT) and HS2 Ltd’s management of the response to the

HS2 | Billions of pounds and significant benefits squandered by cancellation, NAO reports | New Civil Engineer
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www.newcivilengineer.com Network Rail bridge expert urges industry to challenge standards around design | New Civil Engineer

Speaking at NCE’s Bridges conference on 18 July, Network Rail engineering expert Andy Cross discussed how the way whole life carbon management of bridges

Network Rail bridge expert urges industry to challenge standards around design | New Civil Engineer
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www.bbc.com Canterbury: 13-week road closure to disrupt residents

Littlebourne Road on the A257 will be closed until 22 October.

Canterbury: 13-week road closure to disrupt residents
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www.bbc.co.uk Sussex: Southern Water to meet with councillors over failings

Southern Water admits that the service provided in Hastings has not been good enough.

Sussex: Southern Water to meet with councillors over failings
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www.railadvent.co.uk German World War I locomotive on display in Welsh narrow gauge railway museum

A 'Brigadelok' German tank locomotive is now on display in the museum of the Vale of Rheidol Railway at Aberystwyth, just in time for the holidays.

German World War I locomotive on display in Welsh narrow gauge railway museum
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news.sky.com Tortoise causes train delays after slowly climbing on to tracks between Ascot and Bagshot

Solomon the tortoise was carried off the tracks by engineers - and staff had planned to leave the reptile with a vet practice nearby.

Tortoise causes train delays after slowly climbing on to tracks between Ascot and Bagshot

cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/15128823

> > A tortoise miraculously managed to escape its home and climb on to train tracks, sparking delays for commuters. > > > >After a global IT outage caused havoc for many trying to travel on Britain's trains on Friday morning, more delays were reported between Ascot and Bagshot later that evening. > > > >South Western Railway told Sky News a train driver spotted the culprit - a tortoise named Solomon - on the track near Ascot station just after 6pm. > > > >The reptile was moving "at pace" towards Bagshot, they jokingly added. > > > >Engineers carried Solomon off the tracks - and staff "moved the tortoise to a position of safety on the platform at Ascot, which included a short ride on the train itself".

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Zero-hours contracts: Workers react to the ban
  • If people can opt in then they will be pressured into opting in.

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    www.bbc.co.uk Midland Mainline: Electrification of railway dubbed 'a big milestone'

    The work in Leicestershire will one day mean trains can be powered by electricity instead of diesel.

    Midland Mainline: Electrification of railway dubbed 'a big milestone'
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    www.bbc.co.uk HS2: Fewer seats could force passengers not to travel

    A report by the spending watchdog says new HS2 trains will have less space than existing services.

    HS2: Fewer seats could force passengers not to travel
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    www.bbc.com Zero-hours contracts: Workers react to the ban

    The government has announced "exploitative" zero-hours contracts will be banned within 100 days.

    Zero-hours contracts: Workers react to the ban
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    www.newcivilengineer.com Network Rail tenders £45M track bed investigation framework opportunity | New Civil Engineer

    The framework scope will include standard and deep track bed investigations, concrete coring and various drainage surveys, which are used for the design

    Network Rail tenders £45M track bed investigation framework opportunity | New Civil Engineer
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    news.sky.com Sewage crisis: Four water firms 'responsible for 90% of serious pollution incidents'

    The Environment Agency says the pace of change at water firms in England continues to fall short of what is needed, with only three achieving the top ranking for performance.

    Sewage crisis: Four water firms 'responsible for 90% of serious pollution incidents'
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    www.theguardian.com Why preventing long-term sickness in the UK is an economic necessity

    With extended life expectancy Britain has wound up an increasingly sick nation – and experts say that this is as bad for GDP as it is for our health

    Why preventing long-term sickness in the UK is an economic necessity
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    www.kentonline.co.uk School shuts early for summer after bomb found in roof

    A head teacher says her school of more than 400 pupils will not reopen until September after a bomb was found in the roof.

    School shuts early for summer after bomb found in roof
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    www.bbc.co.uk Bridget Phillipson says term-time holiday fines 'here to stay'

    In her first interview, the education secretary says parents should keep their children in school.

    Bridget Phillipson says term-time holiday fines 'here to stay'
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    www.bbc.co.uk Woodland Trust: Charity urges more tree planting across South East

    In spring 2024 the conservation charity sent 35,645 trees to be planted across the South East.

    Woodland Trust: Charity urges more tree planting across South East
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    www.bbc.com Council loses battle over Worlaby railway crossing closure

    An inquiry has rejected claims that the Worlaby crossing, in North Lincolnshire, is a right of way.

    Council loses battle over Worlaby railway crossing closure
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    www.bbc.co.uk Airport passengers head to Port of Dover after flight delays

    Kent's transport resilience manager says holidaymakers are likely to face queues on Saturday.

    Airport passengers head to Port of Dover after flight delays
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    Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Oh I agree, there might be unexpected costs down the line that a large war chest will buffer is from.

    I agree with all the above but smart toilets for all!

  • Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Thank you for being clear with the finances, I was thinking of asking. If we build to an excess of war chest is there anything we could spend the money on to promote/expand the community?

  • HS1 exploring expansion plans at St. Pancras International station
  • They still don't want to run trains from the other "international" stations though.

  • Have you ever ridden a sleeper train?
  • You lot are very literal... Maybe I should have asked, which one and how was it too?

  • Dyson job cuts: One third of vacuum company's UK workforce to go
  • Premium lower volume items is a perfectly fine business model.

  • Boost for new National Wealth Fund to unlock private investment
  • The only way this can work is if the risk really is passed onto the private buisnesses.

  • Canterbury: Baby beavers born in city river delight residents
  • Most evidence shows that beaver damns reduce flooding

  • 2024 H1 - UK Gigabit Broadband Coverage Tops 83 Percent
  • took three years from youfibre saying they were coming soon, to it being installed, but can't complain now with my 1000:1000 connection.

  • Cineworld to exit dozens of cinemas in radical restructuring plan
  • Yup they already moved out of their picture house site in Ashford

  • Blackbird numbers plummet in south of England amid potential spread of virus
  • I have noted a lot fewer at my feeder in Kent this year.

  • Uk Smart Bulb Recommendations
  • I am lucky that most of my switches have neutral, but I have had no issues with the neutral less switches.

  • Uk Smart Bulb Recommendations
  • I think I have had one fail, and one kept loosing it's link to the network, but I think that's been fixed by a firmware update.

  • Uk Smart Bulb Recommendations
  • I was going to say go smart-switch not smart bulb, but your all over it. Most of my smart-bulbs are ikea ones, but they are no good in the bedroom as some have horrible coil whine. Not found anythign I am super happy with yet for bulbs and I am too cheap for hue.

  • [Suggestion] Disallow the use of sources deprecated by the Wikipedia editing community for unreliability
  • When this has come up before I have mentioned I would rather these not get banned, but an auto-mod style message is included to explain that they are low quality sources.

  • Custom error pages
  • I would suggest also adding a process for upgrades, a switch that shows that the downtime is expected rather than relying on the error messages. Custom error messages is still a good idea though.