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    New 3 part BBC Two series starting on Monday at 21.00 called "Pompeii: The New Dig" . A BBC news article about paintings discovered there: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68777741
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    Got my Severn Trent bill for 2024/25 this week. Noticed that it has increased by just over 14%. My water bills are not metered. The fixed charge element of the bill has the largest increase. There's the Fresh water category which has increased from £33.38 to £48.89 and the Waste water, surface water and highway drainage section which has increased from £31.80 to £46.65. Both increases are just over 46% . Those fixed charges are the same for everyone in my county whose bills aren't metered.
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    Microsoft did their monthly security update patches earlier this week. The main patches installed OK but for many people, one didn't. The patch is number KB5034441. If you check the Windows update and security tab in settings chances are that you'll see that it's failed. Trying to install it again is likely to fail. The problem seems to be that the recovery partition on your computer is the default 505 MB and the patch needs it to be larger. Trying to increase the size of that drive is not...
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    I hope you have a great birthday, Lori
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    As in previous years there will be two Masterchef specials. There's a celebrity one with 4 previous Masterchef celebrities returning: musician Mel Blatt, actor and comedian Richard Blackwood, singer Duncan James, and reality star Faye Winter. And for the first time in Masterchef's history, the other one is five food critics who have been seen many times on Masterchef. Competing are Grace Dent, Leyla Kazim, William Sitwell, Jay Rayner, and Jimi Famurewa, who will be pushed to the extreme in...
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    Starts on Monday 23rd October, the earliest start for many years. The timings for the first week are not good for those who would normally watch here Monday 9.00pm (so a direct clash with BB) Tuesday 8.00pm (so a direct clash with Bake Off) Thursday 8.00pm
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    New series starting soon on Channel 4 There's an advert before the trailer
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    I couldn't get on the forum first this this morning and sent an email to support. They've replied saying that there's a hardware issue and doing what they can to minimise the effect until the issue is sorted. So there may be problems until the hardware issue is sorted.
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    Next series of Celebrity Masterchef expected to start sometime during summer, The 20 taking part are: Amy Walsh - Actor, 37 Apl.de.Ap - Black Eyed Peas star, 48 Cheryl Hole - Drag Race UK star, 29 Dani Dyer - Reality TV star, 26 Dave Benson Phillips - TV presenter and entertainer, 58 Dianne Buswell - Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, 34 Jamelia - Actor, singer and songwriter, 42 James Buckley - Actor, 35 DJ Locksmith - Musician, 34 Luca Bish - Reality TV star, 23 Marcus Brigstocke -...
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    I hope you have a lovely day, Jen
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    The BBC One series "Granite Harbour" started last Friday but the second episode hadn't been scheduled. If anyone is interested the second episode is being shown this evening at 8pm.
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    22 strangers in a castle in the Scottish Highlands. Get them, before they get you. The ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman. Some of them are the Traitors whose job is to secretly murder a player each night. The others are the Faithfuls who have to detect the Traitors and banish them before they become the next victim. 12 part series starting on BBC One on Tuesday at 21.30. Looks as it there's 3 episodes for 4 weeks
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    New series starting on Wedneday 2 November on BBC One. Marcus Wearing, Gregg Wallace and new judge Anna Haugh (whilst Monica takes a break for this series). First week (all at 60 minutes) Wedneday and Thurday 21.00, Friday 20.00.
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    Site's been down since 9am, I've emailed Crowdstack support.
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    Big scheduling clash. First episode of finals week of Celebrity Mastechef scheduled for Tuesday 13 September from 21.00 to 22.22 First episode of Bake Off scheduled for Tuesday 13 September from 20.00 and will either end at 21.15 or, more likely being the first episode 21.30 Those are the times as currently scheduled which will anger a lot of people until there's a change.
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    Returning next year to ITV2 and online. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62389219
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    Returning sometime this summer, John Torode and Gregg Wallace as usual for the Celebrity version. Similar format as last year with "Under the Cloche" etc. The twenty people taking part are: TV presenter and actor, Adam Pearson; former World Boxing champion, Chris Eubank; actor, Clarke Peters; actor, Cliff Parisi; musician and TV Judge, Danny Jones; reality TV star, Faye Winter; TV presenter and musician, Gareth Malone OBE; former pro-footballer, Jimmy Bullard; comedian, Kae Kurd;...
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    A new radio series called Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV may be of interest to you. All episodes are available on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0c5w0zm There are 10 episodes which are each just under an hour long and there's a 5 minute introduction episode as well. The first episode is on Big Brother. The episodes do carry a warning about very strong language. I haven't listened to any of the series as it's of zero interest to me.
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    The ordinary stamps and the Christmas stamps will now have an added barcode (and the colour has changed from the existing stamps. The existing stamps can continue to be used until 31 January 2023, It will be possible to swap the old stamps for new ones from this 31 March. Details: https://www.royalmail.com/sending/barcoded-stamps?iid=H1_BARCODEDSTAMPS
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    I hope you have a lovely birthday today, Summer
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    Any HSBC customer needs to check that they are paying the correct amount if using their app. A recent update means that you must now use a decimal point. So 100.00 rather than 10000 for instance, Before the update 10000 would have automatically changed to 100.00 Now 10000 results in a payment of 10000.00 https://www.moneysavingexpert....hanges-the-way-cust/
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    Amazon has just announced that they will stop accepting Visa credit cards from 19 January due to the high transaction charges. They will continue to accept Visa debit cards. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200
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    The 2021 series of Celebrity MasterChef starts on BBC One on Monday August 9th at 21.00. Second episode on Tuesday and third (30 minutes) on Friday, again at 21.00. Days and times may be different from the second week as the above times are because of the Olympics.
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    A number of leading media websites are currently not working, including the Guardian, Financial Times, Independent and the New York Times. The UK government website - gov.uk - is also down - with all of their services out of action Affected websites displayed the message: "Error 503 Service Unavailable". Early reports have suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57399628
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    A text-message scam that infects Android phones is spreading across the UK, experts have warned. The message - which pretends to be from a package delivery firm, prompts users to install a tracking app - but is actually a malicious piece of spyware. Called Flubot, it can take over devices and spy on phones to gather sensitive data, including online banking details. Millions of these text messages have been sent across all mobile phone networks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56859091
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    Hi everyone The forum has been down for a number of hours. It was a problem affecting this and other Crowdstack sites. The forum seems to have come back in the last few minutes but I haven't yet heard back from Crowdstack to say that the problem has been resolved.
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    Already mentioned, the new series starts on Monday March 1st, St David's Day. 18 episodes. First week's scheduled times are: Monday 1st 21.00 (60 minutes) with the first 5 contestants Wednesday 3rd 20.00 (60 minutes) with the next 5 contestants Friday 5th 20.05 (30 minutes) first quarter final. Monday's and Wednesday's episodes will include a new task for the contestants but nothing to get excited about 40 contestants in all. I assume that this series will be all done at the Masterchef kitchens.
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    I hope you have a great birthday Lori on this special day
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    There are 4 festive Mastechefs and 2 festive Bake Offs over the next couple of weeks. On BBC 1: Celebrity Masterchef at 21.00 tonight Celebrity Masterchef at 21,00 on Wednsday 23rd On Channel 4: Bake Off at 19.40 on Christmas Eve On BBC 1: Masterchef the Professionala at 20.00 Tuesday 29th Masterchef the Professionala at 20.00 Wednesday 30th On Channel 4: Bake Off at 19.45 on Sunday 3rd of January For the Bake Off episodes Tom Allen (who does the Professional Bake Offs) is replacing Noel...
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    Starts next Tuesday on BBC One at 21.00 so the first 15 minutes clash with Bake Off. Episodes on Wednesday and Thursday at the same time. Same for the following week. 18 episodes in all.
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    There was a forum update just now which was why the site went down. It had been expected to very brief but Lori says it took longer than expected. The update related to a bug in pending posts so of limited interest. (that's where a topic is created but saved as draft rather than published).
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    Lori doesn't seem to have mentioned this but I've found out that there's to be another forum system update some time today. I don't know when or if this forum will be out of action for any length of time. Change 1 If you want to change the email address used to log in, the change will now be a 2 step process. An email will be sent to both the old address and the new address. The one sent to the old address will have the option to cancel the change. That is to stop someone else trying to...
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    BBC has announced the third series of Best Home Cook to be made. No news as to when this will be shown. As with the second series, it will be presented by Claudia Winkleman and the judges are the same - Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin. The format is the same. Each episode will consist of three rounds: The Ultimate, set by Mary; The Rustle Up, set by Chris; and The Eliminator, set by Angela. But the series will be fundamentally different. The producers have decided to go the...
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    ITV announce that the next series will take place to a ruined castle somewhere in Britain due to the pandemic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ent...inment-arts-53693651 They won't say where other than it's in the countryside.
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    Ennio Morricone has died, he was 91. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53305397 In terms of international cinema, the greatest composer of our time. The piece of music known as "Gabriel's Oboe" from "The Mission" is hauntingly beautiful. The music for the last scene of "Cinema Paradiso" makes that scene extraordinarily powerfully emotional. Came to fame through the films he made with Sergio Leone. In terms of music, their "Once Upon a Time in the West" is a masterpiece of music...
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    Back from my dental hygienist. Seemed to go OK. I thought I would go into some detail as it could be of interest to you. My dentist is not in the centre of town and doesn't have NS patients so is a less busy practice than many. Going there I wore a face mask. Receptionist came to me as I walked in and took my temperature (just pointed the reader near my forehead) then I did some hand sanitiser. Sat down - I was the only person waiting and only 2 seats available well apart from each other.
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    Vera Lynn has died, she was 103. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53091856 Many will be devastated by the news as a shock despite her age. A memorial will probably be held though yet to be announced. Could well be televised.
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    Coming some time this summer apparently. The series was filmed before the lockdown. The 20 contestants are actors Shyko Amos , Phil Daniels , Felicity Montagu and actor & comedian Crissy Rock ; comedian Judi Love ; recording artist Myles Stephenson and musician Lady Leshurr; conductor for the Kingdom Choir, Karen Gibson ; television presenters Gethin Jones and Dom Littlewood , travel presenter Amar Latif , and television & radio presenter Jeff Brazier ; broadcaster & internet...
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    I hope you are having a good birthday, Carnelian
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    Paul Hollywood Eats Japan. New series starting on Channel 4 tonight at 21.00. First episode he eats Tokyo. Paul Hollywood becomes a ninja turtle. Godzilla comes to the rescue of Tokyo being destroyed by Paul Hollywood. Omly one of the above is totally false
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    I've just seen that there's to be a forum update sometime today. I don't know when or if there will be any time when the forum mightn't be accessible. There's a change regarding the reply with quote feature. The person who you are quoting will get a notification that they've been quoted via the standard 'mention' system. There's a bigger change affecting the reply with quote feature. Nested quoted replies will no longer be possible. Crowdstack says that's to make things easier for people to ...
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