Woven[ edit ] The carpet is produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric. The pile can be plush or Berber. Plush carpet is a cut pile and Berber carpet is a loop pile. There are new styles of carpet combining the two styles called cut and loop carpeting. Normally many colored yarns are used and this process is capable of producing intricate patterns from predetermined designs although some limitations apply to certain weaving methods with regard to accuracy of pattern within the carpet. These carpets are usually the most expensive due to the relatively slow speed of the manufacturing process. These are very famous in Iran, India, Pakistan, and Arabia. A toranj medallion , a common design in Persian carpets These carpets are more technologically advanced.

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Sometimes I need to do it every five minutes. Throat clearing, like coughs, is often a hangover from a viral respiratory infection such as a cold, and can persist after an infection for more than eight weeks. People with asthma are prone to coughs and throat clearing, but again, there is no mention from you of breathlessness or a wheeze. I think the most likely possibility is that you have an allergy to some airborne allergen — such as house dust mites or pollen — which is causing secretions in the nose that are then dripping down into the throat.

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He has done more than anyone else to ensure the preservation of colour images from the early days of railway colour photography. His book contains a colour portrait of the wonderful chap. Died 11 June aged Early user of colour film. Whitehouse took up railway photography in the s, but soon abandoned the traditional three-quarters front view of the passing train and began to favour the ‘pictorial’ shot, in which setting was as important as the subject.

Encouraged by ‘Cam’ Camwell he also photographed what were then considered unusual subjects: Initially, the equipment Whitehouse used was rudimentary, but a simple Coronet box camera was soon replaced by a folding Kodak, a gift from his grandmother. In later years he progressed to increasingly sophisticated apparatus, culminating in a 35mm Leica and a medium format Rolleiflex. Whitehouse served as a navigator in the RAF during the Second World War and on demobilisation a Kodak BB Junior cine camera, left to him in his grandmother’s will, widened his interest to encompass moving film.

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A long-time Scottish region engine, she was now shedded at Hull Dairycoates 50B. She was withdrawn six months later and cut up at Doncaster Plant in February Alongside is Willesden 1A allocated “Black Five” no. This will be the

British Railways (BR), which from traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain between and It was formed from the nationalisation of the “Big Four” British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between and

Looking back to September His reference to the extinction of the Southern D1 class relates to the Stroudley T not the Wainwright It is a good reminder of Trains Illustrated a few copies of which are usually available at Weybourne Station. Part 1 in previous Volume beginning page Les was frugal in his use of log books and this led to him over-writing the earlier entries with later information which created difficulties in transcription, also during the period in which he was a passed fireman there is no certainty whethr he was firing or driving.

The period includes WW2 when Nottingham suffered eleven major raids – targets being the Boots factory, the loacl power station, the LMS works and the ordnance factory at Ruddington. The route of the former Great Central is noted as it strode southwards part bing incorporated into the preserved railway, but the route through Leicester was obliterated: Roberts ; O1 No.

Lloyd Jones notes that Beeching excommunicated Rugby from Leicester not as implied herein and that Great Central Railway went over Midland Railway rather than over it at point show on map. See also long letter from Michael Elliott on p. Private and public opposition to nineteenth century railways.

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Scottish Region of British Railways: In the s, the regions were abolished and replaced by “business sectors”, a process known as sectorisation. The Anglia Region was created in late , its first General Manager being John Edmonds, who began his appointment on 19 October Full separation from the Eastern Region — apart from engineering design needs — occurred on 29 April It was intended to bring the railway system into the 20th century.

A government White Paper produced in stated that modernisation would help eliminate BR’s financial deficit by , but the figures in both this and the original plan were produced for political reasons and not based on detailed analysis.

Rail closure from Shrewsbury to Newport on Sun 10th June too – bus replacement.

The weather got us off to a real cold start with some thick snowflakes dropping down but the game kicked off to a bright start. The Hope took the lead early on with some lovely ball play, which Bash Turner thundered home with a left footed piledriver from twenty yards, so much so the ball came out of the back of the net and carried on rolling for several yards. The game was end to end and Living Hope continued to threaten with several long throws from Chuck Webb while The home side were threatening on the break, pushing the away defence to their limit calling for desperate clearances at times.

Corinthians equalised half way through the first half with a lovely diagonal through ball that split the back line allowing time for their striker to play the ball underneath Goalkeeper James Farley. Living Hope enjoyed some neat midfield play at times and looked comfortable knocking the ball about led by talisman Callum Oakshott but it was Bam Bam Bash again with a second identikit death strike after being teed up by Shane Parker.

At the start of the second period the Home team made a couple of changes, adding more firepower in the centre of the pitch. Not much to report on in the second half as both teams dug in and neither team could make the most of the play to further the score. A mention to Jack Whitehouse who made his Hoper debut in defence adding some real coolness at the back. Game in 3 words: After taking a heavy beating the week before vs Dudley Lions. The Delphs were intent on re-grouping against top of the league Amblecote Nomads.

On the stroke of half time Amblecote gave away a free kick not far from the edge of their penalty area. Nathanael Harding stepped up after watching Luke Thompson Blaze an earlier free kick well over the bar.

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Grit bins continue to be refilled across Worcestershire Published on Monday, 29th January Worcestershire’s grit bins have been fully refilled once again following the latest cold spell to hit the county. New Road flood alleviation works progress Published on Monday, 22nd January Whilst water levels rise along the River Severn, work continues on the flood alleviation scheme on New Road.

Driving Home programme reaches new milestone Published on Friday, 29th December More than miles of roads have been improved as part of Worcestershire County Council’s Driving Home programme.

England’s worst school have been revealed as official figures show education centres have failed to meet the government’s minimum standards.

See Article History Floor covering, material made from textiles, felts, resins, rubber , or other natural or man-made substances applied or fastened to, or laid upon, the level base surface of a room to provide comfort, durability, safety , and decoration. Such materials include both handmade and machine-made rugs and carpets and smooth-surfaced floor coverings.

Although the words carpet and rug are frequently used interchangeably in referring to textile floor coverings, in modern usage carpets are fastened to the floor and usually cover an entire floor area, and rugs are not fastened and rarely cover the entire floor. Carpets and rugs may be classified as handmade or machine-made. Smooth-surfaced coverings generally adhere to a subfloor and are manufactured as sheet goods or tiles.

Axminster carpet, late 18th or early 19th century.

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It was a fine time to be out and about with a fly rod. However, although the drought had been broken definitively enough with rain and high water in late September, it was surprising how quickly some of the streams now reverted to being low and clear. This was particularly true about the Lugg, a stream on which I tend to be happier when that famous greyish stain is apparent in the water.

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Tk John Peel Sessions Omitted is track 20 Stranger In The House, officially released. Sourced from vinyl bootlegs, scratchy with a skip on Track 3. Not sourced from vinyl. Raw soundboard with Elvis sounding gruff. Remastered with better position of the track starts, the last track is complete with a nice fade and not sharp ending. Also some minor sound enhancements.

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A cacophony of road and rail closures? Or perhaps a conspiracy? Get ready for closure of the A5 overnight for three weeks.

Dec 29 – Babatunde Oba, 23, trainee manager for hire firm HSS, was stabbed at the Broadway Boulevard Club in Ealing. Kevin Dennis, 23, from Hackney, and his brothers Carl and Dennis were jailed for life in Feb

Two boys, aged 14 and 15, were acquitted in May They were never identified. His body was found in a barrel in Pendeford, near Wolverhampton on 30 Sep, The trial heard Dodson fell out with a Jamaican drugs syndicate. Aug 15 — Noel Heffernan, 35, from Ballyfermot, south Dublin, was found dead on land near Dublin airport. Joseph Zambra, 28, was jailed for 4 years for kidnap in and Kevin McCarron, 51, got 3 years. The trial heard they had delivered Heffernan to crime boss Anthony Dempsey, who has since died.

A 23 year old man was charged but charges were dropped in March after CPS offered no evidence. Paul Lindsay, 31, and a boy aged 16 both admitted manslaughter in May and were jailed. Aug 8 — Craig Wojcik, 20, a heroin user and petty thief from Chaddesden, was killed and his severed head was found on a railway embankment at the West Meadows Industrial Estate in Derby in March

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Considered to have one of the finest kitchen gardens in the UK, this is the place to see all kinds of fruit and veg grown to the highest standards, outdoors and under glass. Don’t miss the orchards, ornamental flower gardens, sunken garden, wild and woodland gardens , the 16 restored Victorian glasshouses and magnificent ft-long Edwardian pergola. The Gardens Restaurant at West Dean serves lunches and teas, using many ingredients fresh from the garden.

Photographers of trains & locomotives steamindex home page. The bulk of railway photographers were content to concentrate on photography, but many also assembled collections of their own work (or as in the case of Fenman published as a group) and a few contributed to railway literature in general, some (notably Casserley on a substantial scale).

Class 47s were the most numerous and versatile diesel locomotives on the UK railway system. There were few places they could not go and few duties they could not perform. Because of this, they were derided by most enthusiasts until it became clear that they were not long for this world, when, of course, they became the number one target and people travelled far and wide to photograph their final workings. Fortuntately, I had always photographed them and once again didn’t feel the need to chase them around too much in the final months of their working lives.

The summer of saw a Saturdays only On 9 July operated this service and is seen here just beyond Water Orton in the days when the M42 embankment was an excellent location for northbound workings. I think that the diesel worked only to Crewe from a where a steam locomotive took over for the remainder of the journey. I must have been quite a spectacle for anyone on the train as a large herd of friendly bullocks had arranged themselves in a semicircle behind me, luckily not straying into shot, although the accompanying flies were always in danger of making themselves known in the form of out-of-focus blobs in the sky and I did, in fact, have to clone out a couple of marks that presumably were insects I really hadn’t fancied yet another class 37 shot here especially with such an unexciting load but the freshly painted 47 was a much more attractive proposition.

It was close to the road bridge when I arrived and there was just had to line up this view of the locomotive which fitted nicely enough in a small gap, although I did have to stand in the middle of the road to achieve the correct angle! In common with the previous day the sun made some timely appearances and allowed a reasonable portrait in the few minutes before the gates into Long Marston were opened. This wasn’t ‘s first appearance here as shown by this image taken on the early evening of 11 May when it appeared in its Cotswold Rail colours with and a set of Virgin Trains’ coaching stock.

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