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Old 12-08-2019, 03:24   #46
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I think everyone may have forgotten the 3 day week when power cuts were a regular planned occurence. Also no TV after 10.30pm at the outset.
Not me, I remember it very well.

My Dad worked at the CEGB (East Midlands) Grid Control, and was one of the engineers responsible for implementing the disconnection plan in the EM area.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:32   #47
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I think everyone may have forgotten the 3 day week when power cuts were a regular planned occurence. Also no TV after 10.30pm at the outset.
It wasn't all bad news. The pregnancy rate went up dramatically !
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:43   #48
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It wasn't all bad news. The pregnancy rate went up dramatically !
Actually the pregnancy rate has been on a downward trend.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49192445
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:34   #49
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Actually the pregnancy rate has been on a downward trend.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49192445
Well, it is now, but Mr K was talking about the 1970s!

There's so little spare time for baby making these days!
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Well, it is now, but Mr K was talking about the 1970s!

There's so little spare time for baby making these days!
True. Blame streaming TV/3000 TV channels and video games Also half the fertile population aren't up to it as they're so unfit. Hence our ageing population, and reliance on immigration, think on !
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Re: Major power outage hits the country

The reasons for the outage are being featured in today's BBC news programmes. There is a suggestion that those responsible will be fined and those who lost out could be compensated
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There is a suggestion that those responsible will be fined and those who lost out could be compensated
Great, so those of us who were not affected will now have to cough up when the companies raise their prices to get back the money they are forced to pay out.
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I was not affected by this outage at all either.
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Nor us either..
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I was not affected by this outage at all either.
I was on my boat and the battery's went duff, i blame aliens.
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