Woodsmith & 'The Triffids'

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"When a day that you happen to know is a Wednesday starts off sounding like a Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere."  Wyndham P1, 1951

"The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic genre piece pure and simple. Written in 1951 by British author John Wyndham the book tells the story of Bill Masen who, after waking up blindfolded in hospital and discovering everyone in the hospital has been blinded after viewing a spectacular meteor shower the night before, stumbles out of his room and into London."

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Northern Powerhouse 'De Valuation'

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The Chair of the Northern Energy Taskforce : "For at least 100 years, the north of England was the powerhouse of the country.

Even as King Coal’s reign came to an end, the north retained a significant slice of the nation’s generating capacity, mainly through wind and nuclear power. But of even greater significance is the north’s legacy of skills in engineering, distribution and manufacturing, a strong research base and unique geographical assets.

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Doggerbank & The 'Ivory' Coast

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Scarborough Council is set to form a task group to provide a strategic plan for Scarborough Harbour.  No doubt under the auspicious eye of the the Portfolio holder Mike Cockerill and the Overview & Scrutiny  Board Chair Steve Siddons.  Both of whom freely admit that depsite headlining the recently dissolved  Ports  Development group that they failed.  No doubt they will seem fit to oversee & head up the proposed Harbours Task Group.   With recent questions asked of the future of Scarborough Harbour it seems fitting to look at some of the past associations, fossil style.

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String Theory

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How long is a piece of string?

Ten years ago to the day I became a mini- 'Thatcherite'.  How gross?

A lot has changed since then.  Starting with the Financial Crisis (unforseen!!) Hey ho, lets 'ride it out' tis a cycle thing it will only last a year or two.   Never say never.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-echoes-of-financial-crisis-warning-signs...

"By Mervyn King

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Sirius Minerals - 'Tomorrow People'

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http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/sirius-potash-mine-main-...

"Chris Fraser, Sirius CEO said: “The half year has been marked by excellent progress on the development of Woodsmith Mine.

“We eagerly anticipate the commencement of shaft sinking activities.

“Good progress has also been made at Lockwood Beck, the intermediate site for the mineral transport system.”

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