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    BLOCK PAVING USED IN FARMS IN GERMANY AND HOLLAND?

    i noticed that alot of farms abroad, germany and holland use block paving in their farmyards, yards? Ive never seen this in the UK on farms here, why is this, plenty of concrete used here? I put some down here last week with steel mesh in it, Dutch friends on here please comment or germans if...
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    GOOD VALUE TOOL CABNET?

    Any one bought one recently, last one i bought 20 odd years ago was a draper expert model on wheels, pleased with the quality after looking at the offerings from halfords at the time? Has a rubber type top sheet and rubber draw linings, this was 20 odd years ago, choice now is bewildering to say...
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    UK UNEMPLOYMENT HOW ITS CHANGED FROM YEARS BACK?

    every TV news brings stories of yet more job vacancies? Latest being the other night on the news it said the care in the community sector is over 100,000 short of workers for jobs ? Does anyone on here remember the dark days recessions of the early 1970s/80s when for every job vacanicy their was...
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    Skills Shortage Will This Story Ever End?

    This keeps on coming up? latest this morning on breakfast TV stating by 2025 the UK will be over 200,000 short of construction workers, ie. bricklayers, carpenters etc etc? Why oh why dosnt the govt make it a priority to try to tackle this ? its not that suddenly its happened? It needs tackling...
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    As It Gets More Built Up It Will Get Worse?

    Thats a fact in my area ive seen these shortages over the years, remember the fuel strike in i think 2000 , no fuel delivered for a week yes then the army was brought in, i think it was a industrial dispute between tanker drivers and management, oh the good old days? My point is from then to now...
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    THE BRITISH ARMY ALWAYS COMES TO THE RESCUE?

    So all the headlines are saying? Dont get me wrong i think the armed forces do a great job, i support them 100 percent, but come come how many are tankerdriver qualified? i bet its not many, its a great headline but as always, when you dig below the surface they are hollow words?
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    DO WE NEED ANY MORE NEW JOBS CREATED?

    ive heard this mentioned a few times recently, one being the green energy revolution will create a further 20,000 extra jobs, i often wonder how they work that out? but why do we need any extra industries or the jobs they create if at the moment there is such a shortage of workers in all sectors...
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    Wall Mounted Plasitic Bins

    Do you have them? are they worth buying for storing different nails, bolts, etc, if so were to buy from please?
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    How Long Have You Had a Vehicle Battery Last?

    Just wondered others experiences, i know if a vehicle is not used say daily the battery will gradually discharge and best cource is to have a trickle charge set up for that ? but speaking to the trade they recon that if a commercial battery lasts more than 3 years your doing OK? Best batteries...
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    Work from home fiasco?

    we like alot of small businesses havnt the choice to work from home? but it makes us here angry with trying to speak to someone at our local council about an important matter to find , first kept waiting for ages on the phone, then when you do get through leave a message and i will get back to...
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    WHEN WHEN IS THE UKS NEEDS PUT FIRST?

    question aimed at GOVT, but any MP, counciller? My local MP or councillers, hopeless in my view? do they see what i see every day? small point on the very long list ? local police station in wickford essex, anyone know the area ? been closed for over 4 years, ment to have been sold by public...
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    1ST TIME MOTHER DOSENT WANT HERE CALF?

    had a heifer calve ok on her own out in the field, thats the good bit then she just abandoned it didnt want to know? Got mother and calf into yard and mother into crush calf sucks all right, but mother still dosnt really want to mother it? Ive had it a few times over the years, most happens when...
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    WHAT PRICE A BALE ARE YOU PAYING FOR BIG BALE STRAW?

    anyone care to say how much you are paying for bigbale straw from local arable farms? And how much are powerstations paying? i here so much talk round here , saying they are baling straw for the powerstations? Round here is ESSEX
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    OIL FILTERS HOW EASY ARE YOURS TO CHANGE?

    maybe its getting old? but crawling under the newholland to change the 3 hydraulic oil filters, the smaller 2 that you screw into the sideways easy? it was the big one that screws up vertically? undoing them all easy with one of those chain things? but that big one just would not screwon, got it...
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    Cruel Nature

    dont know what others think but , driving out off a field after topping some grass, i happened to look over into one of the empty cattle sheds, saw on the floor some type kestral? bird of prey ontop of a dove- pigeon? eating it while still alive? went over to look closer the bird been eaten...
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    FUNKY FARMER MORE RUBBISH FLYTIPPED ON HIS LAND?

    I have followed the funky farmer on you tube for many years, for knows who dont know him, his a small dairy farmer in gloustershire, shows the everyday work, the ups and downs a small livestock farm faces to survive and provide a living? no massive amazon or celebrity messing about but an honest...
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    Need some lorry drivers quick, we must import some more?

    is this really the answer for the uks jobs, skill shortage? i know i keep going on about this, but the weekends papers said the transport industry alone are 100,000 short of drivers , and supermarket deliveries could be at risk? Yet on the news we see so many saying thayv lost their jobs, i...
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    WHY IS THERE SUCH A SHORTAGE OF LABOUR IN EVERY INDUSTRY IN THIS COUNTRY?

    ive asked this before but why ? if its true that there is such a massive massive ive said it twice ? in every industry from the hospitality industry, such as bar work in resturants and pubs, now thats not so bad a job ? lorry drivers, 40,000 were mentioned in one paper to NHS workers, to...
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    Animals You See, Things You Find When Mowing Grass ?

    like a lot of people, im out mowing grass for hay ? the rain we got certainly made a hell of difference when the fertilizer had just sat there for weeks in march-april ? my land , so i know the obvious places to look out for, going first round one headland that has house gardens backing on...
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    How the hell did we ever win the war?

    it marvels me how we did it, fom the desparate depths of dunkirk to get so much done in such a short time? just over 5 years, from biplanes to jetplanes, the change in agriculture in that time was also just as mirarkable ? What do others think from todays perspective ? One last question did we...
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