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  1. Probably something like we driver-less mini buses running on hydrogen these can be made larger than cars to accommodate the fuel tanks and safety features. Ordering a ride on one could be made easy with better technology. Being smaller they would be more versatile to meet demand. Certainly something has to be done and I don't think battery powered cars are the answer
  2. Is there a limitless supply of materials for making batteries? I assume not , as the need for these materials grows exponentially it will create a whole new world of problems. The answer has to be in a totally new ways of moving people around.
  3. Should any cultural, art , sporting or entertainment be sponsored by the state is a question to be discussed. The BBC undoubtedly contributes to all these things. Peoples horizons and education have been greatly enhanced by the BBCs output . In my opinion the media would be a far worse place without the contribution of the BBC. Personally I would be happy for the BBC to paid for out of the existing tax system. It is by no means a perfect product (but what is ).
  4. Planting in March, make sure to have something to put over the emerging shoots if a frost is likely. A frost will probably knock back the growth meaning a later crop.
  5. Its rather early to be sowing potatoes unless you can give frost protection.
  6. I suppose a thank you for good service and the price paid paid but be put on on twitter.
  7. As there is no dispute over the bill and it was paid, could the name of the "plumber" be posted so that we can decide wether to use the service or not.
  8. would certainly not advocate the breathing in of any silica dust , it is a carcinogen . Many years ago when working in a place where lots of large packets of it were used a large percentage of the workers had coughs and mild flu symptoms, it wasn't until the workers downded tools until it was removed that things gradually improved.
  9. The lights are a definite instruction and should be followed. Without the lights traffic from Rotherham town centre couldn't safely cross the junction Many years ago the Canklow road from the centre of Rotherham had priority then the bypass was built and the road priority was changed. It would be safe turning left on red as there is no chance of an accident but you would be at risk of prosecution. There is a section on Rotherham council's site where if you so wish you can report concerns about road markings and signage. https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/xfp/form/192
  10. Is it not the case that the new MPs from recently converted labour areas will give the PM strength to resist the drift to the right of the Conservative party. As has been stated the Conservatives have been lent the Labour vote due incompetence of the Labour leadership so hopefully they will represent their constituencies and hold the cabinet to account for their decisions
  11. Taken from. https://www.insidermedia.com/news/yorkshire/service-station-plans-set-for-green-light The application will go before the council's planning committee on 21 November and is recommended for approval, subject to conditions, in an officer's report prepared for the meeting. An objection has also been received from Extra MSA, which is planning its own service station at Junction 35.
  12. I am interested in trying to grow a Sweet Cicely plant , if anyone has a plant they are dividing I would be grateful for a root division. It seems all parts of the plant are edible and the flowers are good for the bees. " The fresh leaves can be used in salads and you can chop it to use in dishes containing rhubarb, gooseberries and other fruits. They can also be used in fruit salads and drinks. You can use the leaves when baking fish for a nice change. Sweet cicely has a flavor that is similar to anise, but lighter. " http://oldfashionedliving.com/
  13. check out the type and if they are edible enjoy the bounty. Chantrelles easily cost 30£ a kilo. Just make sure you ID THEM PROPERLY.
  14. Underbank reservoir is a decent route approx 3.5 miles with the option of increasing it by heading towards Langsett.
  15. I cannot understand a post knocking a business for being successful , " overcrowded and busy " ,it's a problem most high streets would love. The garden centre have spent huge sums on providing plenty of car parking and making the place visitor friendly. Yes you do pay a premium for good service, pleasant staff and mainly a good products. If you just want cheap may I suggest stay in and shop online. I have no ties to the garden centre
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