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  1. As I said it will become a greater danger as it gets older. More alpha particles will escape into the surroundings through the ageing seals an mechanisms Handling will become more dangerous as the dust spreads around inside the watch. The potential for the glass to break and release radioactive dust increases. Maintenance becomes extremely hazardous. The biggest danger is it being played with and/or mishandled by children and amateurs now or when "found" in the future. Giving an impression that the dangers can be ignored for now is a mistake.
  2. Any impression that these clocks an d watches get safer with age is totally misleading. The watch will become an increasingly dangerous radioactive source. An old watch or clock with a radium painted luminous dial will become increasingly dangerous in a short period of time. The half life of radium is irrelevant to your safety and to those who have to deal with it in the future. Considering that all these watches etc will be over 60 years old they will now be a significant risk. The radium also makes the watches worthless as they cannot be sold or gifted. Cleaning costs are prohibitive (£1000+) even if you can find a specialist.
  3. The clock will have a glass/metal construction through which the alpha particles cannot pass. The object becomes more hazardous as the radioactive paint flakes and over time turns into dust. The dust can spread throughout the clock and if opened the dust is extremely hazardous and cannot be adequately cleaned up.
  4. Most deaths including the annual "extra" winter deaths are not "notifiable diseases" so it is far too early and difficult to separate out the contribution of the virus on the death rate. It will be, but in the meantime we take the necessary steps which will get Amongst many variables the annual fluctuation in winter totals correlate strongly with "cold". This winter was very mild .
  5. Childrens homes in Sheffield In 1930 the Receiving Home was on Herries Road (then Smilter Lane). Previously care was divided between two poor law unions There were two "homes" on Lydgate Lane opposite the Grindstone-street address "Crookes" at the junction with "Crookes Road" and "Hallam Gate Road" The buildings are now offices. There is a Crook Hall in Durham
  6. Police criticized for being too harsh. (Which one is the nanny state?)
  7. Your view of IT purchasing and disposal in the NHS is flawed. Less than a year ago the issue of NHS still using out of date hardware and software was headline news. It is a requirement that all NHS computers, tablets, phones etc. , must be disposed of by authorised personnel or companies inline with the most scrupulous attention to System security, Data Protection and Safeguarding. The costs involved and the low specification and quality of the equipment reflect the re-sale value often resulting in recycling being the best economic solution. This is normal for all businesses and organizations who hold sensitive information on people and their activities. It is wasteful of resources, but it is the norm.
  8. Sheffield does have one of the highest NUMBER of cases in the country. The same data says that Sheffield area has the highest population of any UK City apart from Glasgow and Birmingham.The London total is much higher but the data is recorded by Borough. Therefore high figure for Sheffield does not compare the LEVEL of infection rates across the country.
  9. Cycling is not barred. It is a mode of travel to work by some. It is a way of getting to the shops- how many toilet rolls can you carry on a Brompton? It is exercise for all. Some people do stretch the rules to the extreme such as those who make a return journey to work and shop on the way back home and at the other extreme those like the anti-social ........................ described above.
  10. The clapping at Park Hill flats was the first story on ITV News at 10
  11. This was not the case last year. The Office of the Public Guardian checks and holds the records and registrations and also deals with appeals and request for changes by one/ all parties as the circumstances evolve. It checks on the Court of Protection and the Deputies (which may be relatives) the Court has appointed. In this case The Court of Protection will decide if the individual can decide for themselves, or not. If not submissions can be made of who should act as a Deputy. The process will be far more complicated, costly and time consuming than the Power of Attorney routes. The OPG and Court of Protection takes very seriously the removal of the rights of an individual without their permission and so it essential to go through the LPA process before dementia, health, addiction etc. prevents agreement.
  12. "No Aircraft. Hmmmm", what do you mean? The current level of PM 2.5 (simply burnt products-) pollution level in Sheffield is higher than before the lockdown. Source Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs reported on the The World Air Quality Index project live website
  13. The Court I was referring to previously is the Court of Protection. If as I said, a person is legally incapable of agreeing to giving someone else permission through a Power of Attorney, this Court will decide that if they are legally incapable and decide if someone else should can act on their behalf- a Deputy as Silverfox21 says. The Deputy can be a suitable relative, friend or Court appointee. The CAB can advise. In the past I know that Social Services have helped "freeze" the escalating debt of one of their clients by interceding.
  14. Apart from missing the point, do you really think that structures are created by committee?
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