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  1. 35 minutes ago, Rammie said:

    Was there much snowfall yesterday in Shropshire and worcestershire? Just thinking about melt, and river levels further down towards Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

    11cm here on South Staffs/Shropshire border. Local river Worfe feeds the Severn near Bridgnorth. Heard reports of 13cm in nearby Telford.

  2. 6 hours ago, Hirudine said:

    Yep, it's the Google Pixel 3a using the Night Sight function. If it's of any use, the f stop is 1.8 , 4.44 mm, and ISO 304 with about a 40 second exposure. It's all automatic though, the camera's AI does all the heavy lifting.

    I've got the Pixel 3aXL (same camera/software.) I bought it for the camera and I'd never have believed a smartphone could take such amazing low light/night photos. I've also got a Nikon DSLR but the phone is so convenient.

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  3. 10 minutes ago, Snowycat said:

    We have a very nasty storm here at the moment.  Lightening is terrifying.  I cut my finger quite badly at tea time and very nearly cut another one off when this storm suddenly kicked off about 15 minutes ago I jumped so much!!!

    Yep..got it here. Massive flash here just with almost instant thunder. Took the power out for a couple of seconds as it struck. We have overhead power cables so frequently get outages with power surges.

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  4. 29 minutes ago, Snowycat said:

    Its sort of rumbling around frequently but not “getting going” so to speak.  I am in the house so might be missing something but I haven’t seen any lightening yet - has anyone else local to me seen any?  

    Had about an hour of downpours on and off including thunder and lightning. Seems to have drifted off over north of Telford now. I can still hear rumbling.

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  5. 1 hour ago, HighPressure said:

    I found it very hard to get the information I needed on how to protect my pension from the volatility of the daily and mostly downward direction of the markets, but anyone with pension portfolio's or government funds can move the money within it to protect it. I think the equity markets are going to drop lower still, cash is king at the moment and moving into cash based funds for the time being may save a lot of money, and buy back into equities when they are a bit more stable.

    Markets may well fall further but the time to sell was a few weeks ago. Selling now is like trying to catch a falling knife. You'll get a lot less cash if you crystallise your losses now. I was hoping to retire soon but most of my pot, like millions of others, is c.25-30% less than it was a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately I have part of the pot in cash as a buffer but it may take years to regain the losses.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Gray-Wolf said:

    As we found over the past election folk can run into mental issues if they stay up close and personal to multiple media outlets for too long a time when they are heavily invested in the issues ?

    Folk might find it to their benefit to take a few hours/days away from media every so often when it's all getting too much for them?

    Don't run the risk of letting the stresses of this unfolding crisis lead you into poor mental health!

    We're all here to talk to/pm if we have worries?

    I'm sure all of us will help where we can!

    Be Well folks!

    Yep a break from breaking news sounds like a good plan.

    The dog always wants a walk, so whilst we can still go out we're all off to blow the cobwebs away for a long walk on the beach! (Well away from other folk).

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