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Hot-and-bothered Britons reach for the coffee after sweltering night between the sheets

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:59
Tired Brits described last night as 'ruthless' after sun-seekers packed UK beaches to mark Britain's hottest August day since 2003, with the heatwave to continue today.
Categories: UK News

Councils beg staycationers heading to the coast to soak up today's 95F sun elsewhere

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:52
Sun-seekers have spent the night in tents on Britain's beaches while many others have already made their way to the coast to soak up today's heat, despite local authority fears.
Categories: UK News

Emergency services swarm seafront as 'multiple casualties reported in 3 hours'

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:47
The Coastguard led the operation, which required the help of all four emergency services
Categories: Essex News

Warning to dog owners over toxic blue green algae

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:00
PET owners have been urged to take extra precautions after warm weather saw reports of toxic blue green algae surge.
Categories: Essex News

Last Fall a Drone Swarm Surveilled America's Largest Nuclear Reactor -- Twice

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:00
America's Nuclear Regulatory Commission honored a document request from a UFO group — which has inadvertently revealed a very real incident last fall at America's largest nuclear reactor in Arizona, reports Forbes: Documents gained under the Freedom of Information Act show how a number of small drones flew around a restricted area at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant on two successive nights last September. Security forces watched, but were apparently helpless to act as the drones carried out their incursions before disappearing into the night. Details of the event gives some clues as to just what they were doing, but who sent them remains a mystery... "Officer noticed several drones (5 or 6) flying over the site. The drones are circling the 3 unit site inside and outside the Protected Area. The drones have flashing red and white lights and are estimated to be 200 to 300 feet above the site. It was reported the drones had spotlights on while approaching the site that they turned off when they entered the Security Owner Controlled Area..." The drones departed at 22:30, eighty minutes after they were first spotted. The security officers estimated that they were over two feet in diameter. This indicates that they were not simply consumer drones like the popular DJI Phantom, which have a flight endurance of about half an hour and is about a foot across, but something larger and more capable. The Lockheed Martin Indago, a military-grade quadcopter recently sold to the Swiss Army, has a flight endurance of about seventy minutes and is more than two feet across. At several thousand dollars apiece minimum, these are far less expendable than consumer drones costing a few hundred. All of which suggests this was not just a prank. The next night events were repeated... The article notes that two months later America's Nuclear Regulatory Commission "decided not to require drone defenses at nuclear plants, asserting that small drones could not damage a reactor or steal nuclear material. It is highly likely that such sites are still vulnerable to drone overflights." The article also notes that this reactor supplies electricity to major American cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Tucson.

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Categories: Technology

Warning to dog owners over toxic blue green algae

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2020-08-08 08:00
PET owners have been urged to take extra precautions after warm weather saw reports of toxic blue green algae surge.
Categories: Essex News

Spending data reveals pub and restaurant spending recovered in July

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:57
Figures from Barclaycard said spending in pubs in the last week of July was down 9.4 per cent on the same week in 2019, and down 16.4 per cent in restaurants.
Categories: UK News

Home cinemas and hot tubs: Park resorts entice buyers with posh lodges

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:56
Holiday-home manufacturers are giving their high-end lodges exotic names and packing them with the latest tech to entice buyers. Pictured is the Retallack Resort and Spa in Cornwall.
Categories: UK News

The converted Wigan police station flat with a barred door and food hatch 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:53
The flat retails some of the original features that were in the police station when it was operational. These include a bathroom with a barred door and a walk-in wardrobe with a food hatch.
Categories: UK News

What the Government's housing revolution might mean for you

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:52
The Government wants to rip up red tape to build hundreds of thousands of new homes to get young people on the property ladder. But there are concerns about a sprawl of unlovely, developments.
Categories: UK News

Braintree district parks could be shut due to litter louts

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
POLICE have warned parks across the district will be closed if littering continues.
Categories: Essex News

LETTER: Council leader should have listened to petitioners and resigned

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
I was very disappointed that Braintree District Council leader Graham Butland didn’t feel the need to resign after a petition was presented to the authority calling for him to do so.
Categories: Essex News

Social prescribers now on offer at doctor's surgeries across mid Essex

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
SOCIAL workers are set to team up with GP surgeries across mid Essex.
Categories: Essex News

Ideas for days out in Essex in the summer holidays

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
This weekend we are on course for blue skies and scorching temperatures.
Categories: Essex News

How to apply sun cream correctly according to experts

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
This week we've seen beautiful sunny days and it is set to continue this weekend.
Categories: Essex News

Ideas for days out in Essex in the summer holidays

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
This weekend we are on course for blue skies and scorching temperatures.
Categories: Essex News

How to apply sun cream correctly according to experts

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2020-08-08 07:00
This week we've seen beautiful sunny days and it is set to continue this weekend.
Categories: Essex News

U.S. mercenaries sentenced to 20 years by Venezuelan court for failed attempt to oust Maduro

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 06:48
Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41, have been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Venezuelan court, the attorney general, Tarek Saab, announced on Friday evening.
Categories: UK News

Coin news: Old pound coins still missing in UK

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-08-08 06:00
MORE than £120million worth of old pound coins are still missing three years after they stopped being legal tender.
Categories: Essex News

Coin news: Old pound coins still missing in UK

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2020-08-08 06:00
MORE than £120million worth of old pound coins are still missing three years after they stopped being legal tender.
Categories: Essex News

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