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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:52 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26014054

How could they save money? They could start about 20 metres from my home. As I left this morning I watched some bloke in his mechanical shovel pushing soil into the hole with his bucket. There was at most about an inch thick of soil covering about a square metre. What bloody happened to people using ordinary shovels? Multiply that all over the county in similar situations and the savings & probably speed of working would save thousands over a year.

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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:25 pm

It's a long term sliding agenda into toll roads. It's been well forecast by many observers as a perfect profit opportunity and means of getting the poorest oiks off the roads and in front of their tvs.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:28 pm

There has been years of underinvestment in all our infrastructure, the harbour walls and quays being a good case in point. They are all being washed away because basic maintenance like pointing hasn't been done for years, water gets in and frost expands it, big storm wall is washed away and the media say HUGE STORM to sell papers.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:21 am

i love the way bbc call '4 bad winters'.

winter the season of wind rain and snow, maybe some frost and ice
what have we had for the past 4 years? see above
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:34 am

The Hoe this morning (not my photo's)

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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:42 am

That looks a right old mess!

I read that the Wet Wok has been shut down, I can see why from those pics!

No trains into Plymouth and the Tamar Bridge is closed making the only escape route the A38.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:03 pm

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That looks a right old mess!

I read that the Wet Wok has been shut down, I can see why from those pics!

No trains into Plymouth and the Tamar Bridge is closed making the only escape route the A38.

Thank god there's no airport ! That'd be closed too  sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Sheeeeeeit!!!!! If this forecast is accurate, the winds we've had so far are nothing compared to what we will get on Saturday!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/pl18?day=0
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:26 pm

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Sheeeeeeit!!!!! If this forecast is accurate, the winds we've had so far are nothing compared to what we will get on Saturday!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/pl18?day=0

Saturday looks a complete bastard of a storm - much worst than last night/early this morning. Crazy crazy stuff. Worrying even!!
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:52 pm

No respite in sight!

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What are the odds of a really hot summer and a water shortage to follow?
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:57 pm

Look on the bright side. I'm sure that the simple law of supply & demand will come into operation and our water bills will fall this year.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:16 pm

Imagine those pictures if Plymouth didn't have the breakwater protecting it!
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:47 pm

That was one hell of a storm but with a big tide to match, by Saturday the tide will be a little lower but a lot of places are weakened, if it's anything like the waves we've just had some houses at Torcross could get washed away.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:10 am

65 feet waves recorded at Porthleven. At Penzance, 75 feet ! That's waves/swell, not spray affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:05 am

Richard Blight wrote:
Imagine those pictures if Plymouth didn't have the breakwater protecting it!


Do the break water need to be made higher
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:08 am

Those waves attacking the hoe did so because they sneaked through the Western channel because the swell direction was just right for it to march into the sound. It wouldnt have mattered if the breakwater was twenty feet higher. Anyway the government would rather abandon Plymouth to the sea than spend any money down here. Apart from the barbican the tourists must be protected.
I've been caught out in a boat fishing off shore when the waves started picking up we decided to come in as we came through the channel between the breakwater and Picklecombe the tide started belting out and as it met the swell it started breaking. We managed to surf through the last bit on a smaller wave that didn't manage to break at which time we went to change our underpants. Bleddy scary stuff the sea when enraged. This storm makes the last one look weak and pathetic in comparison.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:16 am

Here it comes !

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I'd love to be on the cliffs where this photo was taken from at Sennen, when this one roars in.

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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:13 pm

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Here it comes !

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Ah, good to see The Express hasn't lost it's gift for restrained and understated reportage. Surprised they haven't cited the Duke of Edinburgh's assassination of Princess Diana to be one of the root causes of the bad weather.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:39 pm



Imagine if we didn't have a breakwater or Drakes Island in the way.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:15 am

That's a mental photo I've never seen the Hoe anything like that. Did anybody see the damage inside the pub/cafe by west hoe pier? Utterly fooked.
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:07 am

I popped up on thursday iggy and it was a total mess of twisted metal and concrete every where. According to one of the coppers the wet wok has been totally destroyed because the waves smashed the front windows and the sea has destroyed the interior.

What was more scary was the fact the waves picked up some of the granite coping stones ( they weigh more than a tonne ) on the sea wall and dumped them up against the main bar inside the waterfront pub. The main entrance / front porch has been totally destroyed. Have a look at the video and pics below.


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As you can see the from the pictures before the storm. The porch in the middle is still there.

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After the storm the porch in the middle has gone.


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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:34 am

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Imagine if we didn't have a breakwater or Drakes Island in the way.

Amazing. Not the 'wave', but someone's even managed to photoshop the windows back in at the Wet Wok  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:51 am

Tgwu wrote:
Richard Blight wrote:
Imagine those pictures if Plymouth didn't have the breakwater protecting it!


Do the break water need to be made higher

That was the topic in work yesterday.

It's soon intended to remove the railings and to build a wall on the banks of the Plym and on the embankment for coastal protection and to ensure that the road remains in use during storms and, with consideration that the sea levels are going to rise. So if we really are concerned about the sea levels rising then the Breakwater needs to be higher?

45 foot waves expected today, get the surfboards out!
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PostSubject: Re: In the "News" today.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:31 am

PEOPLE can be known to act like children after getting a few drinks down them but one Plymouth man took it a step too far last night.

A man, believed to be 19-years-old, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting himself stuck in a pub’s baby high chair.

Firefighters found the teenager lying on the floor at the new Wetherspoon's pub in Plympton trapped in the child’s contraption after his prank got a little tight for comfort.




Watch Manager Pete Watts from Plymstock said: “He decided to climb into a wooden highchair and had got stuck.

“He ended up laid out on the floor with a baby’s seat around him.

“He was young but obviously not young enough to still fit in the chair.

“He must have thought it was a good idea at the time but wasn’t so chuffed when he got stuck.”

The Plymstock crew, who were called at around 9.15pm, used a floor-board saw to cut the bar from around the drinker, taking just a minute to set him free.

He then faced an angry manager of The Stannary Court on the Ridgeway, who demanded that he pay for the damage.

Plymstock crew attended as firefighters from Plympton were dealing with a road traffic accident at the time. The accident turned out to be a false alarm.
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