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  1. Removing trees close to buildings

    I work in construction and spend a lot of time watching excavators dig deep holes. I've seen ground beneath a leaking drain so soft that you can poke a stick into it. I've seen ground so hard you need explosives to remove it. The variation in ground conditions, in a small area, can be large. Any report on likely heave is likely to be a "best guess" only.
  2. Lake management...

    If it was my lake I'd probably be getting an excavator in to de silt the entire lake. If you just want the vegetation removed why not fence it and put goats in? I'd also be building a new outlet. Having a diver clear a sluice gate of vegetation has "corporate homicide" written all over it.
  3. Making the news today....

    Ryanair have cancelled circa 2000 flights over the next 6 weeks due to staff wanting to take holidays... You really think an airline manages itself so badly that it can't fly planes because the pilots are on holiday? British Airways had to stop all flights a couple of months back because of "IT issues". If I was a conspiracy theorist I'd be saying there is a terrorist threat.
  4. Making the news today....

    Sorry Mark. I'd truly love to discuss this with you. Unfortunately the Internet police have been warning me not to discuss racism/ immigration. I don't want the guy below turning up at my front door....
  5. Making the news today....

    Sorry, I don't want to come across as "intimidating". However I very much doubt the findings of this inquiry will be "kingspan has air bubbles in it"... I'd imagine the inquiry will say something like "chimney effect" and "fire shielded by metal panels" and "mighty stupid to have flammable material bolted to buildings".
  6. Making the news today....

    I think the problem is that when an insulated panel is ignited you can not get water on the fire due to the metal covering. A lump of coal doesn't have many air bubbles... According to your theory that means coal shouldn't burn....
  7. Making the news today....

    I think the Grenfell tower residents do come across as being very entitled... As for them being involved in the inquiry... Well, let's be honest, what do they have to add?
  8. Making the news today....

    I wonder who would do such a thing?!
  9. Making the news today....

    Well which news items do you think are interesting to the average Arbtalk user? The items of news that people discussed on my worksite have been the assorted terrorist attacks and the Grenfell fire. All stories with an obvious immigration angle.... There's obviously other news, however it's mostly a bit boring... Anyway, I see in the Guardian that John Lewis' profits have dropped 53%! That should be good for a couple of pages of debate
  10. Making the news today....

    I'll let you off this once PS I'm aware some of my views make me as popular as dog turd ice cream with some people here...
  11. Making the news today....

    Heh! I thought we were meant to consider if a post was "intimidating" before we pressed submit!
  12. Making the news today....

    I got my phone over 5 years ago and it cost me a tenner. It's definitely a dumb phone but the battery lasts a week easily.
  13. Making the news today....

    Apple have a new iphone out.... costing up to £1149.... honestly, what type of twat spends over a grand on a phone.
  14. Making the news today....

    At least the tories haven't sold out their core electorate I remember back in the day Labour were all about looking after the white working class. Nowadays unless you're unemployable or an asylum seeker Labour just don't want to know you.

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