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    Caravanning and motorhoming
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    Assorted towcars over the years
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    Mostly various Avondales, currently an American RV

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  1. His profile says his last visit was July 3, 2016
  2. £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak Page summary Businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations as a result of £20 million government funding. Change made Updated link to the Innovation Funding Service. Time updated 8:21am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance Page summary Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made Added guidance about free school meal support over the Easter holidays. Time updated 9:30am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools Page summary Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). Change made First published. Time updated 9:30am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus Page summary The Government has announced a package of support, including additional funding and high-quality resources, to help schools deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus. Change made First published. Time updated 9:39am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings Page summary Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students. Change made Added ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for schools’ and ‘Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources’. Time updated 10:08am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) Page summary We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made Added link to Guidance for manufacturers and Good Practice (GxP) laboratories on exceptional flexibilities for maintenance and calibration during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the Inspections and Good Practice section Time updated 11:21am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice to local authorities on prioritising waste collections Page summary A guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic. Change made First published. Time updated 11:31am, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19) information leaflet Page summary Leaflet on what to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus, including information on symptoms and government support. Change made First published. Time updated 12:26pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Increase to Working Tax Credits – what this means Page summary The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020 – find out what’s happening and who this affects. Change made Updated after changes took effect on 6 April 2020. Time updated 12:40pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road Page summary Temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road. Change made This is an update, following a specific review, confirming the continuation of the current temporary relaxation until 21 April 2020 and including a further minor relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules. Time updated 12:51pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance Page summary Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak. Change made First published. Time updated 12:51pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 Page summary This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Change made Procurement Policy Note 02/20 on the payment of public sector suppliers during the COVID-19 outbreak is relevant until end June 2020, please be aware that the FAQs for this PPN are being regularly updated to reflect feedback received. Time updated 2:27pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Media Freedom Coalition Executive Group statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) Page summary The Media Freedom Coalition Executive Group called all members to continue protecting access to free media and the free exchange of information. Change made First published. Time updated 4:17pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 7 April 2020 Page summary Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance. Change made First published. Time updated 5:22pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 7 April 2020 Page summary Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 7 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Change made First published. Time updated 6:04pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures Page summary What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made Updated sections on funding, holidays and practicalities. Time updated 6:07pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers Page summary Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Change made Added information about the Easter holidays. Updated information about exams, and resources and support. Time updated 6:40pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings Page summary Guidance for schools and other educational settings about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Change made Updated guidance to reflect the announcement on school closures. Time updated 6:42pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) Page summary Find out what financial support you can get for your business. Change made First published. Time updated 6:00pm, 3 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses Page summary Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Change made Updated guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). Time updated 8:27pm, 7 April 2020 __________________________________________________________
  3. I think we're basically agree in principle, and I'm not necessarily seeking to limit the free press; I just have concerns that maybe the way reporting is carried out is not always ideal. Anyway, I feel some shuteye coming on, so I'll bid you good night now
  4. Journalists have been granted a privilege over and above what the majority of the population are permitted, and one could argue that not all reporting is necessarily in the public interest, so by that measure, it is not really essential to the well being of the country, and so a degree of self control by the journalists would be appropriate. In a similar way, currently there is no restriction on my taking a short bike ride locally each day for exercise, however I choose not to for my own protection and that of those around me as I have an alternative option to use a static exercise bike in my own home. That which is "permitted" is not always appropriate, and self control is important too.
  5. If the trip is absolutely essential and the storage site nearby, why not walk there and carry the number plate in your hand? That way the walk could be classed as exercise, and pulling an Aquaroll behind would only serve to emphasise the point if challenged. But of course I jest, because that would just be getting round the rules to suit your own ends, and we all know the journey really isn't that important, don't we?
  6. That sounds like they're keeping to the letter of the restriction, but not the spirit behind the advice by exploiting a journalistic loophole. Many members of the public have also sought to "customise" the advice to suit their own agenda. While I would not seek to completely stop reporting of this or any other situation but one wonders sometimes whether all reporting is absolutely necessary.
  7. Absolutely - it's called "radio" and has worked for years.
  8. That's why they say, "You can't judge a book by its cover", and it is so often true.
  9. Dave Capiro, You make a good point and unfortunately the present situation, rather like the brexit discussions, have tended to polarise opinions. Now, there's nothing wrong with differing opinions; what is wrong when discussion turns into personal abuse, or members doggedly refuse to accept that other opinions may have more validity. Ern, Sadly that is part of human nature for some who have a higher opinion of their own thoughts than those of others. Pheasant, We were in a similar situation just after the lockdown when a neighbour has some landscaping work carried out. There were five guys working on the project, and they were most certainly NOT maintaining a two metre distance from each other. As I've stated elsewhere on the forum, I stayed indoors for the duration of their work, and did not enter our own garden to enjoy the sunshine for several days after they left.
  10. COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses Page summary Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Change made Added guidance on use of face masks in the community. Time updated 8:39am, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) Page summary We are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made Added link to news story on MHRA investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID-19 medical products Time updated 9:05am, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles Page summary Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate. Change made Authorisation now includes class VII ADR vehicles. Time updated 9:30am, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process Page summary Information for economic operators who will temporarily need a licence to export PPE outside the EU, EFTA member states and certain other territories. Change made Added link to a question and answer document by the EU. Time updated 9:58am, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ French personal travel waiver certificate Page summary A translation of the updated French personal travel exemption relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) decree. Change made New electronic version of the form/”attestation” Time updated 10:05am, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards – coronavirus Page summary This Procurement Policy Note sets out guidance on the use of procurement cards to support cash flow for suppliers. Change made First published. Time updated 2:42pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ COVID-19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care Page summary Residential care, supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made Added link to guidance on admission and care of people in care homes, and marked guidance on residential care provision as withdrawn, as guidance on admission and care of people in care homes has replaced it. Time updated 3:08pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): scaling up testing programmes Page summary How the government intends to scale up testing programmes to provide a test to anyone who needs one. Change made Added web version (HTML) of the ‘Scaling up our testing programmes’ document. Time updated 4:06pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to councils about local authority meetings and postponement of elections Page summary Letter from MHCLG to local authority chief executives on emergency legislation to support local authorities. Change made First published. Time updated 4:29pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 Page summary This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Change made Addition of further guidance, FAQs and model terms for construction. Time updated 4:35pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to pharmacists from Jo Churchill Page summary The health minister’s letter thanks pharmacy teams for their response to coronavirus so far. Change made First published. Time updated 5:59pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 6 April 2020 Page summary Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 6 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Change made First published. Time updated 6:17pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 6 April 2020 Page summary Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser. Change made First published. Time updated 6:26pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________ Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response Page summary This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Change made Updated with new information on continuing training and end point assessment for furloughed apprentices, and pausing new funding audits. Time updated 8:32pm, 6 April 2020 __________________________________________________________
  11. I just hope these 'medical sources' are right and my perception is wrong as, honestly, there is nothing I would like more.
  12. As I've said elsewhere on the forum, each country must do what they believe to be best. Personally I believe that distancing from each other has to be a good way to minimise any transfer of the virus. I do not like the way that some attitudes appear unchanged in other countries, nor do I like the way it has changed in the UK but I accept that what we are told to do here is a reasonable approach to minimise the numbers infected until a vaccine can be produced.
  13. I suppose each country must do what they think best for their population but I really cannot see that wearing a mask will make the slightest difference, unless those masks meet some very specific standards, as the we are told that the regular paper masks that are intended to filter out dust particles, are next to useless in preventing the passage of viruses. What I do believe is that regular cleansing of our hands and surfaces we touch, together with keeping a distance from others makes perfect sense. Gordon
  14. The moderators and admins are also members of this forum, so are perfectly entitled to become involved in the discussions. Would you prefer that they had an alternative forum ID for some posts, or that they were honest about who they are? The important thing is that it is clear to all when putting on the 'official hat' who is posting. These are my personal thoughts, as indicated in my signature. If I make an 'official' posting I will always precede it with the words, "Admin comment" or, "Moderator comment". Gordon
  15. Hopefully this is the kind of thing we'll be seeing soon.
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