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6.50pm Sunday 8th December 2013
We need expertise and not more beds
11.03pm Saturday 7th December 2013
Fire chief calls for urgent Chinese lantern review after "devastating" fire
We're not in China..Well spotted, we are not!
Saved me a load of time trying to order a beer in Chinese. Thanks
We're not in China..
10.34pm Friday 6th December 2013
4.33pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
Flats evacuated as fire crews tackle "severe" blaze
2.10pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
Why can’t cyclists and drivers just get on?
1.18pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
Ted Elgar wrote:
@tub_thumper. You can buy hard drugs and knives Online, it doesn't mean they are legal to use.
These things really are dangerous.
To compare them to fireworks is nonsense. Fireworks are desgined to go off, then fall to earth spent. Mostly this isnt done on farmland used for grazing.
Lanterns travel for large distances, on fire, and fall to earth, on fire. Really dangerous, bad for the environment (see setting fire to SSSI / SAC / Ramsar sites). Stupid idea.
11.34pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
11.32pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Sooner or later, one of these infernal things will drop onto a petrol station forecourt.There should be plenty of people about to notice. Apart from landing on the forecourt (which is made of concrete) I don't think there is any chance of any fire. Even if it does land near a pump the flame should be pretty small and not enough to ignite anything.
Sooner or later, one of these infernal things will drop onto a petrol station forecourt.
10.21pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
We're not in China..
10.12pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
5.34pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013
These things should have been banned years ago. Not only do they start fires as can be seen, but they kill wildlife too. Just ban them for goodness sake, now.
9.42pm Monday 2nd December 2013
Cyclists targeted in bid to improve road safety
I wish people would not go on about cyclists not bearing any cost compared with motorists - it's irrelevant to this issue! I'm both a cyclist and motorists but most of all a TAXPAYER. As to the usual "cyclists go through red lights" so I can go on about the number of motorists I see on mobile phones - I even saw one using a tablet perched on her steering wheel. The purpose of this article was about VISIBILITY! and it would seem that the majority of cyclists in Worcester are aware of safety! I have my doubts about the average motorist's awareness of cycles - anybody read Highway Code Rule 163?
12.10pm Monday 2nd December 2013
Well tub-thumper we are not in the Netherlands neither are we in Oxford where there are large numbers of cycle ways (and I fully support and respect cycleways). Having said that it still remains that ALL cyclists are not law abiding or acting in a safe manner, and yes the motorist always get the blame. It so happens that you and other cyclists jumped on the bandwaggon when the comments from James Connell instigated the healthy debate in this paper. And this is not the first report criticising the inconsiderate cyclists.
So yes there are responsible cyclists as there are responsible car drivers, who actually pay considerable costs (as you know) to use the roads. However on some if not most roads in Worcester the two don't mix too well.
So I will continue to be aware of responsible cyclists (not those who ride Bikes without any brakes at all ) and be concerned if not annoyed about the ones who treat the pavements as roads, and don't wear Hi Viz clothing, or carry any lights, whether they flash or not I actually think that the flashing lights make them very visable. And it's all about being aware.
10.34am Monday 2nd December 2013
Police alert over computer scam
8.58am Monday 2nd December 2013
5.37pm Friday 29th November 2013
It would be a good start if cyclists learned that a red traffic light applies to them as well.
I almost got another one this week who decided it wasn't for them.
5.33pm Friday 29th November 2013
I guess that as more people cycle the more silly behaviour will be exhibited.
I live on an estate in Malvern and regularly see people riding at night, no lights and wearing dark clothes... Lack of education. It will improve as cycle training is promoted in schools.
We as drivers have to exercise care in regard to other road users, whether they are ninja cyclists or drunken twerps rolling around in the gutters on the way home from the pub....
1.48pm Friday 29th November 2013
Victorian fayre opens to offer a feast of festive delights
It IS the same photo. Regardless of who the Mayor is/was...
1.44pm Friday 29th November 2013
1.36pm Friday 29th November 2013
CYNIC_AL wrote: Agree with Guy66. Can't the WN find something else to take a picture of in stead of the Mayor on the carousel... AGAIN?! It's the same photo EVERY year!!It's not the same photo at all. You do realise that the mayor in previous years is a different person altogether? 😉is is billed as VICTORIAN christmas fair. Trainers and zip up trousers are NOT Victorian neither are crocheted shawls, flat caps and red neckerchiefs - in my opinion take a leaf out of Gloucesters event which we thoroughly enjoyed from being met off coaches by Victorian street characters, through victorian steam engines, traditional fairground rides, reindeers, Victorian peddlers etc and displays - now THAT WAS ENJOYABLE. With footfall of 150,000 over 4 days and 127 stalls despite being only 4 years old. Worcester, FLAT, no atmosphere, no character and with the same old stalls not enjoyable at all. p.s. a mayor is a mayor is a mayor at the end of the day !
CYNIC_AL wrote: Agree with Guy66. Can't the WN find something else to take a picture of in stead of the Mayor on the carousel... AGAIN?! It's the same photo EVERY year!!It's not the same photo at all. You do realise that the mayor in previous years is a different person altogether? 😉
CYNIC_AL wrote: Agree with Guy66. Can't the WN find something else to take a picture of in stead of the Mayor on the carousel... AGAIN?! It's the same photo EVERY year!!
10.17am Friday 29th November 2013
Staff to be banned from smoking at Worcestershire hospitals
10.07am Friday 29th November 2013
Agree with Guy66. Can't the WN find something else to take a picture of in stead of the Mayor on the carousel... AGAIN?! It's the same photo EVERY year!!
10.05am Friday 29th November 2013
Victorian ???? It certainly is not. I am ashamed to be a worcester resident where this fair is concerned. Gloucester on the other hand, superb - a group of Victorian interpretors interacting with public for 4 days, a variety of stalls, a Victorians street scene as was in the 1850's working classes. How can a modern funfair be Victorian ... money money money , no atmosphere AT ALL
10.50pm Thursday 28th November 2013
Victorian Christmas Fayre set to begin: Live coverage
2.42pm Thursday 28th November 2013
2.36pm Thursday 28th November 2013
10.06am Thursday 28th November 2013
Rugby fans warned not to create "very dangerous" parking risk
11.31pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
Needy left to battle in the computer age
5.51pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
5.45pm Monday 25th November 2013
Hunt for Keith the seal put on hold
See there we go again some anti-angler pro-keith bashing again. If you actually took the time to investigate the matter further than what you read from this paper and on facebook you would see the problem does not just lie in the fact Keith is eating the fish stocks. The problem lies deeper than that. I do not think Keith will eat every fish in the river- that's ridiculous. I have seen Keith swimming up the lower river Teme and head towards spawning grounds (this was at the start of the season) Now this is a real problem. Take barbel, my favoured target fish, Keith has been seen munching some big close to double figure barbel. These are most likely females and during spawning carry thousands of eggs. If Keith eats the spawning females then that is whole future generations of barbel being eaten, literally thousands upon thousands of potential new fish to replenish an already dwindling stock. So that is a problem.
Anglers are not saying the general public do not get a say, most, like me, are just saying that our license and club fees do entitle us to an opinion and it seems that the local media, facebook etc have led to anglers being vilified for giving this opinion. This is wrong. An contrary to what you may believe a seal in the Severn, up as far as Bewdley is not natural.I do not understand how someone can say it is. If it was natural there would be lots of seals not just the one.
I do not wish to see any harm come to Keith but the longer she stays in the river the more increased risk there is of her being shot by someone (this has happened on other rivers in the UK) and also a risk of her being hit by a boat.
Therefore i believe that some members of the pro-Keith lobby are actually putting their enjoyment of seeing her ahead of the safety and welfare of the seal.
Lastly it is through poor media coverage (i have heard it on free radio and BBC Hereford and Worcester) and in this newspaper and on this site that headlines that are mislaying the truth are doing more damage than goods. These last few people to comment? Where have you got the idea/proof that anglers want to shoot the seal? There was one misguided and poorly worded statement from the Angling Trust about applying for a license to shoot the seal but the Angling trust represents less that 5% of all anglers in the UK (maybe even less). The local media sources then just generalised this to mean "all anglers as a whole" want to shoot the seal. What a bunch of old cobblers. And for some of you to believe this it is ignorance.
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