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  1. Thank you for your advice I'll do that
  2. Hi , I have 3 huge conifers in my garden must be going on 30 foot, I have very limited funds but can pay for someone to cut them down and take away , just wondering if there's anyone out there who could help me please.
  3. Hi Has anyone got any baby Guinea pigs for sale S5 or Barnsley area , want black and white really but willing to consider other colours ))) its ok we have found one
  4. Tony's was fantastic - but don't know what's happened , the fishcakes were amazing but now there's so much rock hard batter on them and they taste a bit burnt, put me right off ---------- Post added 09-12-2014 at 23:37 ---------- Agree 100%
  5. Maybe more than a environment threat - http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Loom-Bands-cancer-scare-Parents-warned-tests/story-22762183-detail/story.html
  6. Loom band charms removed from sale over cancer fears One of Britain's biggest independent toy retailers removes loom band charms over cancer chemical danger fears Parents are being warned about the dangers of loom bands and the plastic trinkets sold with them after tests revealed some to be laced with cancer-causing chemicals Photo: Rachel Trump/BNPS By Nicky Harley 5:04PM BST 29 Aug 2014 Comments16 Comments Loom band charms are being removed from sale across the country amid fears they contain dangerous levels of cancer causing chemicals. Toy retailer The Entertainer has removed the loom band charms from its stores nationwide after they were found to contain high levels of banned chemical substance phthalate. One charm tested contained 40% of banned phthalates, a chemical that makes plastic flexible, with EU law stating 0.1% is the legal limit. The Birmingham Assay Office tested the charms and made the discovery. The packets had foreign writing on them and the CE stamp indicating they were within European safety law. Related Articles Warning of loom band charms safety 13 Aug 2014 Why Britain's children have gone crazy for weaving 28 May 2014 Children’s loom bands threaten sea life 24 Jul 2014 How London’s Air Ambulance harnesses 4G speed EE A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Our Trading Standards officers will be carrying out their own sampling of retailers across the city and independent testing of loom band charms. “We are aware of concerns about the safety of these charms, some of which have been found to contain high levels of phthalates, and we’re liaising with our colleagues in other local authorities. “Public and product safety are key to everything Trading Standards do, so any complaints are investigated thoroughly and, where necessary, cases will be brought against the businesses or individuals concerned.” The Entertainer, which has more than 80 stores mainly in the Midlands and the south, removed the charms from sale after it was given the test results. The Birmingham Assay Office, which independently tests fashion and jewellery accessories, said it had found two banned phthalates, which can be dangerous if ingested over a long period of time. Tests revealed the charms contained varying amounts of the banned phthalates, ranging from 1% to 40%. In a statement, the chain told the BBC: "It was brought to our attention that loom charms purchased from one of our stores may contain phthalates. "At The Entertainer, children's safety is our number one priority so as a precautionary measure we have removed all loom charms from sale with immediate effect whilst we conduct a full investigation. "Any concerned customers will be offered a full refund or exchange in any of our stores." A spokesperson for RMS International, which supplies the loom bands, said: "We have been importing loom bands into the UK for a number of months and more recently added the charms. Our Quality Control department maintains due diligence and holds all the required paperwork and test reports. When we became aware of other products in the market that may contain phthalates we suspended delivery and further shipments of any item containing a PVC charm. We also re-initiated testing of all relevant products. Since receiving the report we immediately liaised with The Entertainer and agreed to remove all charms from sale in all their stores. "We would like to reassure the public that loom bands are entirely safe and this only involves a number of PVC loom charms. Any concerned consumers should return their product to the retailer from where they were purchased." RMS International which supplies also sells to Tesco, Asda and Argos, however, these stores do not stock the PVC charms which are under investigation. A spokesperson for Argos said: "We do not sell any of the PVC charms highlighted by this investigation. All RMS International-sourced loom band products that we sell are totally safe and legally compliant." ( I only put this on so responsible parents can make their own minds up about these toys )
  7. Hi all, got new DVD player plugged it in and all perfect , Thankyou to all replies
  8. I made a phone call earlier and my friend said the same thing , so I have decided to but a decent Dvd player and save myself all the stress of trying to make this old one work with a new tv, I've seen this in Argos LGDP432 DVD player with HDMI upscaling- £34, would this one do the job as I don't know what upscaling means.
  9. Thankyou so much but I live miles away from Parson Cross . I've tried a new scart lead and its the same , now someone has suggested I get a adapter.... but first I'm going to have a look at my remote and find that button . ---------- Post added 30-11-2013 at 16:15 ---------- Ok thankyou ,, but what you just wrote went right over my head , I'm female and feeling rather hyserical lololol: ---------- Post added 30-11-2013 at 16:18 ---------- I don't think it should be over riding the channel , I think I have to pick a channel for my dvd to use , which I will do when I find out how . I've triple checked all leads, I will go to the source again and have a fiddle,
  10. Thats very kind of you but am now thinking its not the scart as I'v made more discovories and be told more info ---------- Post added 29-11-2013 at 22:51 ---------- ok so far,, I'm now thinking its not the scart as I've been told that when I set the tv up I should have set the channels ? erm as far as I could tell - it searched and found all the channels itself ( I thought that was it ) also I have no designated dvd channel , if I'm watching BBC1 and put a dvd in it just plays over BBC1 so I have to figure that one out , also my tv has a HDMI socket that I'm told is for using the dvd , but my dvd player doesn't have a HDMI socket as its about 15 years old, as confused as I am lol I'm actually learning stuff here - very slowly , I am very greatful for all your replies and advice
  11. Hi , when I phoned the help line people a bloke talked me through all the av stuff and got me to go through all the settings , it didn't work , it would help abit if I knew what I was doing ---------- Post added 28-11-2013 at 23:29 ---------- Right I've just checked my remote , there's no Av button so looked in settings and can't find anything to do with Av
  12. Hi Before I ask the question I must point out that I have no idea what I'm doing so please be gentle , I have bought my first modern tv lol its Toshiba LED Backlight LCD TV, my old tv and dvd worked fine but I thought it time to modernize, My new tv works lovely , but when I play a dvd the colour is really bad and the picture brightens and dims at will , plus people have strange colour tones to their hair like red and green, I tried the tv help line thingy and they couldn't fix it. But tonight I was checking all the sockets at the back of tv and dvd , the tv has HDMI sockets and my dvd player doesn't , so I'm wondering if I need a new dvd player now and a HDMI lead, instead of using my old scarp lead. I'm starting to wish I'd kept my old antique telly . Any help would be great
  13. Hi I have had to dig up my crop of new potatoes as they have blackleg,, being a new grower , I'm wondering if it is safe to eat the potatoes that were on the plants or is is best to burn the whole lot . also will the soil now be contaminated ? if so then for how long
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