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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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The beat goes on. Here's what the data from April showed. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

 

Globe's Warmest April Is 11th Straight Record Month, Preliminary Data Shows

 

and we aren't even sure whether the sun has passed its peak yet

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rather than reducing the levels of c02 and nox in the atmosphere

A VERY large increase

 

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Experts issue warning after finding global average concentration in March was 4.7ppm higher than same period last year
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The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and...

 

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I see the poops (how appropriate) after 14 years of massively deteriorated monitoring and quality, are designating sewage polluted rivers as 'bathing water sites', presumably hoping that the high magic of designating them 'bathing water sites' and trusting the water companies who have pored poo in thewater for profit - will at least monitor it better if not stop polluting after the magic ritual.

Undoubtedly this feeble effort has nothing to do with a GE pending after 14 years of abuse eh?

 

Four wild swimming spots along the River Dart in Devon that suffer from high levels of sewage pollution have been designated by the Government as “bathing water sites“.

 

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Bathing water sites welcome their new designation - but warn much work is needed to ensure pollution levels are reduced

 

A poop Overlord was alleged to have been heard mutter - well if we win the election, we dont care what any monitors say and we'll just bury the results, and if labour win its their problem.

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Usual alarmist tripe from the Guardian exposed🤣
 

 

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Last week, the Guardian published a survey of 383 'climate experts' and – shock – many of them turned out to be...

The Guardian last week published its survey of ‘climate experts’. The results are a predictable mush of fire-and-brimstone predictions and emotional incontinence. This stunt may have convinced those already aligned to the newspaper’s ideological agenda to redouble their characteristically shrill rhetoric, but encouraging scientists to speculate and emote about the future of the planet looks like an act of political desperation, not scientific communication.

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Every single day of the past 12 months has seen a new global sea temperature high for the time of year.

World's oceans suffer from record-breaking year of heat

 

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Sweltering temperatures led to power cuts and school closures in South Sudan.

 

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Methane emissions from tropical wetlands have been soaring since 2006 and accelerating at the same breakneck speed as when Earth's...

 

 

There is no way to know what a termination could signify today, given that we are not in an ice age.

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Thought of the day:

Russel Brand: Someone full of ..it - 'baptised' in something full of ..it

 

"Thames Water is no longer responsible for the biggest piece of ..it in the river"

- Marina Hyde

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That is bang on if still somewhat 'conservative in outlook - just not as fantasy conservative as most reports

- note he includes a conservative estimate for other greenhouse gases like methane rather than just co2 - over 500ppm

 

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Conservative is used in the traditional sense here, not the more modern lie through your teeth and route money to your pals meaning

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2 foot of sea level rise

 

The Thwaites Glacier — dubbed the “Doomsday” glacier because of the grave impacts for global sea level rise if it melts — is breaking down “much faster” than expected, according to a peer-reviewed study published on Monday in the academic journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Using satellite imagery, scientists determined that widespread contact between the glacier and warm ocean water is speeding up the melting process.

The climate crisis is interrupting natural processes across large parts of the continent, according to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.

The glacier, roughly the size of the United Kingdom, could cause global sea levels to rise more than two feet if it melts completely, according to the study.

“Thwaites is the most unstable place in the Antarctic and contains the equivalent of 60 centimeters of sea level rise,” study co-author Christine Dow said in a statement.

“The worry is that we are underestimating the speed that the glacier is changing, which would be devastating for coastal communities around the world,” she continued.

Read the full story here.

 

 

 

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Doomsday glacier

  • Antarctica‘s Thwaites Glacier, roughly the size of Britain, is a fast-moving glacier in West Antarctica.
  • Because of the risk it faces — and poses — Thwaites is often called the Doomsday Glacier. Because of its size (1.9 lakh square km), it contains enough water to raise the sea level by more than half a metre.
  • Thwaites’s melting already contributes 4% to global sea level rise each year.
  • Thwaites are important for Antarctica as it slows the ice behind it from freely flowing into the ocean.

Thwaites glacier - PMF IAS

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Vigorous melting

  • Salty and relatively warm ocean water is infiltrating beneath Thwaites Glacier, leading to significantly speedy melting. This process, termed as “vigorous melting“, is eroding its stability.
  • However, its potential collapse could lead to a staggering 10-foot rise in sea levels, posing a dire threat to coastal communities worldwide.
  • Previous studies discovered a deep connection to the east through which deep water flows from Pine Island Bay. That study also attributed the melting to the heat transport caused by channels bringing warm water towards the glacier from the north.
  • With melting, glaciers become light and float off the land where they used to be situated. The resulting retreating grounding line exposes more of a glacier’s base to seawater, increasing the risk of melting.
  • Since the late 1990s, the glacier has seen a 14km retreat of its “grounding line.”
  • The grounding line is the point where the ice flowing off the land and along the seabed floats up to form a huge platform.

 

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Seawater rushing miles beneath the glacier makes the ice more vulnerable to melting.

 

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A bit of sadly all to rare promising news

 

‘Smart’ antibiotic spares the microbiome

An antibiotic called lolamicin targets disease-causing Gram-negative bacteria without disturbing healthy gut bacteria. Broad-spectrum antibiotics against these pathogens wreak havoc on the gut microbiome and can allow potentially deadly Clostridioides difficile to take over. Mice infected with antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria survived after being given lolamicin, whereas almost 90% of those that didn’t receive the drug died within three days. Lolamicin did not seem to disrupt the gut microbiome and spared mice from C. difficile infections.

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despite our wettest 18 months on record,

 

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some good news

"Starmer vowed this week to “close the door on Putin” by turning Britain into a “clean energy superpower”. By guarding the UK against global energy market spikes the party would ensure “a permanent and sustainable end to the cost of living crisis”, he said.

The promise of lower energy bills could prove to be true, in time. GB Energy is considered a crucial plank in helping Labour to achieve another election promise: to create a virtually zero carbon electricity system by 2030, five years ahead of the government’s target.

If it achieves this it could save each household an average of £300 a year from their energy bill, according to analysis by the independent thinktank Ember."

 

 

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Party has put state-owned power company at centre of its plans for decarbonisation, security and energy bills

 

 

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A never ending torrent of **it

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Exclusive: Water firm pumps sewage into river Misbourne, Amersham on 21 ‘dry days’ during nearly five month period

 

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Polling for i exposes level of public anger over sewage dumping

 

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Last month was confirmed to be the hottest-ever May on record, in terms of global average temperatures, completing an entire calendar year of month-by-month records. 

The average temperature last month was 1.52C above the pre-industrial average, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, known as C3S.

The average global temperature for the 12-month period to the end of May was 1.63C (2.9F) above the pre-industrial average

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