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  1. A friend had very similar issues where their garden backed on to a disused railway line. Badgers used it as a little highway to access all the rear gardens to hunt for food. Artificial grass soon moved them on to a neighbour.
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    Radio coms

    My thoughts based on having used most of your options: Mobile CB. Not sure, they are expensive, highly accesable. - very open channels and subject to interference. Handsets not that cheap. Camping pmr446, - cheap, accessable, not sure about quality of transmit. - got some Motorola ones that work ok with line of sight - maybe half a mile. use them for pigeon shooting and very useful. Can still get channel interference but far less that CB. Digital pmr. Alittle more expensive, clear audio.- certainly a step up on the camping ones - better range and usually a better power output. More expensive. Baofeng pmr446 - cheap and analogue, aparently really good. - certainly worth a punt for the money but might be similar to the camping 446 quality messenger Pigeons, clean up, and have to feed them. - better on the BBQ Walkie-Talkie type radios can be good fun to use as well and you can get some chat and banter going. Another option with mobile phones is to set up a WhatsApp group and you all message on that.
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    One of these in a tunnel is a bit cheaper: https://www.bushwear.co.uk/products/mk4-fenn
  4. I have a Nextbase - very pleased with it. Excellent quality HD with GPS so you get speed tracking and location on it. If you get anything too low spec with poor image quality it's not really much use when you need it.
  5. I was expecting you to say .22 12 bore seems a little excessive!
  6. Where did you shoot the corned beef?
  7. Maybe try somewhere like this? https://www.facebook.com/groups/583844585101628/
  8. I'm on a service contract with Worcester Bosch for £25 p/m, so £300 per year. That includes an annual service and call outs if we have a problem. We have an oil burner and must have had about £1500 of work in the last 3 years - so we still feel like we're in credit!
  9. One of these works really well: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CM6YSGP/ref=dp_cerb_2
  10. "Behind every politician are several people who actually know what they are talking about" *allegedly
  11. Ok - well I use several of these for various uses. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07DJCZQ74/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Excellent 1080HD with good night vision. Wfi or hard wired. Can take micro SD card and record.
  12. Is this another war film where the US of A take credit for something the Brits did?
  13. How big an area does it have to cover? Will it have access to wifi? Can it be mains powered?
  14. I had something similar to the Barnet Diablo. Certainly made me feel better and really cool! Not sure it helped accuracy.
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    New small business

    Do you have a web-site? Just a simple few pages to show people who you are and maybe have some recommendations and examples of what work you do. Once set up, this can be maintained for c.£50 a year. A business Facebook page is also quite easy to set up. Look to adverstise in either local free ads or the local village magazines that target the sort of demograhphic (customer) that you want to attrract. The cost can be minimal. I'm not sure what your products or target audience are but you can get some decent exposure with minimal outlay. We live in a world of social media and technology. People like to look you up and check you out. Referrals and recommendations are lovely, but rarely enough to keep you going. Good product, good service, good pricing (that doesn't mean cheap). Reputation is everything as a small business.
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    Self Assessment

    HMRC should not email you that sort of thing, particularly if you've had no contact with them recently. Worth a call just to check. Do not click on any links in the email. I get `tax rebate due` emails and all they need is my bank details. 😂 Get's reported and goes in junk.
  17. Or you could buy one of these: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/trigger-guard-lock-id_8372268.html
  18. I ordered a Thai bride and got this:
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    Hotmail query

    There is, but you need to know their email address in advance to add them to your safe senders list before they email you. Manually Add the Sender to Your Safe List If an existing email from the sender hasn't already been trapped in your junk folder, you can manually add him to your Safe List. Click on "Options" in the upper right corner of your Hotmail screen. Then click the link for "Safe and Blocked Senders" in the body of the page under Junk e-mail. Click the "Safe Senders" link and enter the email address you want to whitelist. Click "Add" to put it on your list.
  20. Yeah - also proportionate. New of other schools that have actually closed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-51630931
  21. These are local to me and although not closed (yet) they have been affected by ski trips to Italy and put some parents/children in self-isolation (i.e - stay away from the schools). https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/staff-pupils-two-leicestershire-schools-3889880
  22. Yes - I do find the 1080 gives a decent picture but the IR range is limited. You would need something more `complex` (expensive). I'd always got for the highest possible picture quality. Let us know how you get on.
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    I got tired just reading that! Keep up the good work.
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