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Worksop Sewer Brings Road to a Halt

Worksop Sewer Brings Road to a Halt

Worksop is a large town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire. The economy went through a bad patch in the 1980’s when the coal mining industry fell through the floor. The people picked themselves up as their ancestors did after 1066, and life largely goes on, on an even keel in Worksop.

A Vaccine So Don’t Wanna Cry Again

A Vaccine So Don’t Wanna Cry Again

Dave Lee, North America technology writer shared some interesting thoughts regarding yesterday’s cyber-attack. He reasons that this cannot be ‘about the money’ because the ransom amount of $300 is so small.

RSPCA Rescues Patterdale from Ripon Drain

RSPCA Rescues Patterdale from Ripon Drain

Ripon in Yorkshire lies between two tributaries of the River Ure, namely the Laver and the Skell. There is evidence of stonemasons, glaziers, and plasterers as far back as the 8th Century, so it is fair to believe the earth conceals old clay pipes.

Academy of Medical Sciences Tilts at Leaflets

Academy of Medical Sciences Tilts at Leaflets

The Academy of Medical Sciences in London has been improving health through research since 1998, and promoting medicinal benefits for society. It has set its academic priorities aside for a moment to ask the question, ‘is there confusion over medicines’ and has replied ‘yes’.

Replacement is the only answer on lead pipes

Replacement is the only answer on lead pipes

Around one third of all properties built before 1970 in the UK are believed to still contain some level of lead plumbing. It is known that over time exposure to lead can be harmful, including damage to kidneys, the circulatory system and the brain, with children and pregnant women most vulnerable. The Government has banned [...]

‘Act now’ on septic tanks

‘Act now’ on septic tanks

 A market-leading independent drainage and water supply pipe specialist serving the UK insurance industry is highlighting the issues emerging around new legislation for septic tanks. With an estimated one million off-mains drainage systems in England and Wales – and increasingly stringent environmental legislation – insurers are seeing a big increase in the volume of septic [...]

How Gender Affects School Computer Classes

How Gender Affects School Computer Classes

Robotics is set to take over many jobs traditionally done by real people. Auger thinks this is great if they exchange for more rewarding roles. Many of these are likely to involve programming, data processing, and working on computers generally.

A Virtual Affair With the Dentist

A Virtual Affair With the Dentist

The best dream of all would be not being at the dentist. Although we do appreciate that delaying things only makes it worse. Yet, despite us indulging in our favourite reverie that puts us to sleep at night, the slightest whirring of a drill jolts us back

The Destroyer and The Container Ship

The Destroyer and The Container Ship

We were musing the other day over the possibilities of pilotless cargo ships with digital captains. Hot on the heels of this, we woke to discover a destroyer managed to become entangled with a container boat at 2 am in the morning.

Coffee on the Bus on Coffee

Coffee on the Bus on Coffee

Simon-on-the-River is rather hoping London buses will soon smell better than Bromley Council’s old-chip-fat powered vans. Being in the north, we had not heard of this quirky habit. Perhaps the news is stale as yesterday’s chips left in the box on the counter overnight.

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