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    • be very wary upon what you see being recently posted on here 😎 regarding KIH.... all is not what it seems...  
    • 1st - all my posts on CAG are made not only in reply to the specific issue the topic starter makes but also in a general matter to advise any future readers upon the related subject - here it is kings interhigh online school. KIH lets take this topic apart shall we so readers know the real situation and the real truth...and underline the correct way to deal with KIH. https://tinyurl.com/ycxb4fk7 Kings Interhigh Online School issues - Training and Apprenticeships - Consumer Action Group - but did not ever reply to the last post.  but the user then went around every existing topic here on CAG about KIH pointing to the above topic and the 'want' to make some form of group  promoting some  'class action' against KIH . then on the 2nd march this very topic this msg is in was created. all remarkably similar eh? all appear to be or state..they are in spain... ....as well as the earlier post flaunting their linkedin ID, (same profile picture) that might have slipped through via email before our admin killed it.., trying to give some kind of legitimacy to their 'credentials' of being 'an honest poster'....oh and some kind of 'zen' website using a .co.uk  address (when in spain- bit like the Chinese ebay sallers) they run ... and now we get the father of the bride ...no sorry...father of a child at the uk-based international school in question posting ...pretending to be not the 'other alf... do you really think people are that stupid..... ................... nope you never owed that in the 1st place... wake up you got had and grabbed the phone - oh no they are taking me to court under UK jurisdiction...and fell for every trick in the book that they would never ever put in writing that could be placed in front of a court operating under their stated uk jurisdiction wherever you live. T&C's are always challengeable under UK law this very site would not exist if it were not for the +£Bn's bank charges reclaiming from 2006> and latterly the +£Bn's of PPI reclaiming both directly stated in the banks' T&C's were they claimed they were legally enforceable ...not!! they lost big time... why? a waste of more money if you've not got a court claim....... why not use them for a good outcome...go reclaim that £1000 refundable deposit you got scammed out of . people please research very carefully ...you never know who any of these people are that are posting about kings interhigh and their 'stories' they could even be one of their online tutors or a shill . don't get taken in. dx      
    • @KingsParent thank you for sharing your experience.  I also tried contacting the CEO but didn’t get very far. Do you mind sharing his contact details?  kind regards   
    • Thank you Rocky for the clarifications though they did cause a problem at first since an original windsccreen ticket was  of a different breach some time before. The current windscreen ticket only states that you were parked there for 6 minutes which is just one minute over the minimum time allowed as the Consideration period. There is no further proof that you parked there for any longer than that is there? More photographs for example? Moving on to the Notice to Keeper-it does not comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4. First there is no parking period mentioned on it. there is the time 20.25 stated which coincides with the W/S ticket but a parking period must have a starting and finishing time-just one time is insufficient to qualify as a parking  period as required in Section 9 [2] [a] . Are there any different photos shown on the NTK comapared to the w/s PCN? Not that that would make a difference as far as PoFA goes since the times required by PoFA should be on the NTK but at the moment Met only appear to show that you stayed there for 6 minutes. Another failure to comply with PoFA is at S9([2][e] where their wording should be "the creditor will (if all the applicable conditions under this Schedule are met) have the right to recover from the keeper so much of that amount as remains unpaid; ". You can see on your NTK that they misssed off the words in brackets. Met cannot therefore transfer the charge from the driver to the keeper. Only the driver is now liable. Then their is the discrepancy with the post code on the NTK  HA4 0EY which differs from the post code on the contract and the Post Office Postcode Finder which both list it as HA4 0FY. As you were not parked in HA4 0EY the breach did not occur. In the same way as if you were caught speeding in the Mall in London, yet you were charged with speeding in Pall mall London [a street nearby] you would be found not guilty since though you were speeding you were not speeding in Pall Mall. I bow to Eric's brother on his reasoning on post 12 re the electric bay abuse  That wording is not listed on their signs nor is there any mention on the contract of any electric charging points at all let alone who can park there or use them. He is quite right too that the entrance sign is merely an invitaion to treat it cannot form a contrct with motorists. Also the contract looks extremely  short no doubt there will be more when we see the full Witness statement. As it stands there is no confirmation from Standard Life [or Lift !] on the contract that Savills are able to act on their behalf. Also most contracts are signed at the end of the contract to prevent either side adding extra points. So their percentage  chance of winning their case would be somewhere between 0.01 and 0.02.    
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      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.

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Partly due to Russia invading Ukraine, there could be significant issues with power supplies over the coming Winter.

 

UK Government are looking at increasing power supplies from coal powered generator stations. But any additional power generated may not be sufficient to ensure power is available 24/7 over the Winter.

 

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Letters from the BEIS Secretary of State to the National Grid Electricity System Operator and operators of coal plants.

 

UK Government are preparing for possible power outages during the Winter period, as If the UK does experience very cold periods, demand could exceed supply.

 

Are you prepared, if there is no electric or gas supply to your homes for many hours or a few days ?

 

keep an eye on this subject over the coming months, as it will be front page news as we move into Autumn.

 

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Ministers seem to be able to supply an endless stream of hot air and methane ... shame we cant heat ourselves and cook with those

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21 minutes ago, Homer67 said:

Great, the next crisis this broken country is limping towards.

 

How does one 'prepare for power outages'?

 

Buy a diesel generator?

 

I suppose it's an option if you can afford it and there is diesel available. Or solar panels if they're affordable. Or stock up your wood store... Candles, maybe.

 

Is this the government trying to hand responsibility to the individual? It beats me why they haven't invested or encouraged investment in renewables like wind power, hydro and stuff because this isn't unexpected.

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There are suggestions.

 

Use any barbeque outside (using wood/charcoal available) to heat food.  Do not use indoor or in enclosed spaces.

 

Purchase ready to eat foods such as tinned produce, cartons of long life milk,fruit juices, dried fruit, cereals etc

 

Have a supply of candles, torches, lanterns, supply of batteries, battery powered FM radio ( BBC radio 2 & 4 on FM may be used for any announcement on restoration of power)

 

Plenty of blankets, warm clothing.

 

For those who can afford it, generators or power storage devices for when electric is available to store up.

 

Not saying there will be power outages, but given current world situation and the power network having been close  in recent years to being shut down  or have restriction applied, the risk is as high as it has been for a very long time.

 

Personally, I will take sensible steps in ensuring I have essentials without going too far. We don't need people queuing for toilet rolls again !

 

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This is a bit more than power supplies but it's interesting stuff from Andrew Marr now he can speak more freely.

 

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Have camping stoves led lanterns some oil lamps and an inverter generator so we can run a couple of computers the router and lights as WFH so long as mobile signal up can use 4G, will just have to make sure have 20 litres petrol on hand for any short ish say 4 hour outages

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Yes supplies of the cartridges will dry up once Camping season over so am stocking up before the price doubles.  Propane for houses in upper village with no mains gas £43 for 13Kg cylinder

 

 

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Some good suggestion but I have to air caution with these especially when it comes to Social Housing i.e. Housing Associations, Housing Trusts, Council Housing etc for the following reason.

 

The storage of Gas, Paraffin, Diesel, Petrol or the use of say portable Gas Fire, Paraffin Heater etc. in Social Housing may Breach your Tenancy as these are classed as a Fire Risk especially if you are in Flats or a Multi Storey Building so check your Tenancy Agreement and always ask advice of your Social Housing Landlord.

 

If you do consider this always ask permission of your Social Housing Landlord and get there response in writing to cover yourself.

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Absolutely correct  but even some Social Homes in my area are solid fuel and propane for heating with portable heater's also, the Social Landlords involved are always monitoring the situation in those properties and are looking at solutions for heating going forward  and yes the storage of such fuels is a no no in flats/multi storey.      Any flammable fuels I have are  stored in an outbuilding away from the house,  quantity compliant with the regulations, and in properly designed metal fuel jerricans.

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don't worry.

I'm sure Johnsons government is moving heaven and earth ... to get the £3,500 Mp's energy expenses allowance increased

.. as everyone knows you simply cant heat 3 large houses on that now without it threatening cutting into your MP's salary .. or political donations from the energy companies ..  or your 'advisory role' payments for companies you 'advise' your gov pals to use ..

 

especially as dropping the extra costs into your shell companies expenses and tax breaks are hitting the limits of even populist boundaries given the threats of investigations ..

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Loving your country enough to care for its old and poor, fund its institutions, unite its communities, feed, house and educate its children, restore and live in balance with its environment, plan with care for its future, build its alliances, and perhaps above all - tell it the truth

 

“This whole case, yes, it’s about defects in a massive IT system but, even more than that, it is about the corporate behavior of Post Office"

"a pervading culture of cover up, incompetence, knowingly doing wrong in relation to prosecutions, and an entrenchment of placing corporate considerations above legal obligations and human decency.”

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Caravan fuel cans full check

Battery charged check

12v usb chargers fitted check

And it's usually topped up.with canned stuff

 

 

 

 

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Wracked by a full-blown energy crisis, operators have ramped up the capacity of pipelines exporting gas from Britain to the Netherlands as Europe braces...

 

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The hottest UK days on record led to extreme constraints in the power system amid hiked up demand.

 

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talking about severe drought in August now aren't they?

Just a few months after severe floods

 

... Mind you - it all averages out about right give or take a few degrees or a few million gallons of water over the whole world and over an eon or 2 eh climate science deniers

and the water and power companies are making record profits with record payments to senior staff - so they must be doing well ...

 

 

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“This whole case, yes, it’s about defects in a massive IT system but, even more than that, it is about the corporate behavior of Post Office"

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Engineered fear and lack of long term planning.  Its an illness endemic in governments and rapacious profit driven Utilitiy Companies called short termism.

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Yep, as:

Despite the flood/drought boom/bust now well established and largely (as) predicted

 

* We had floods, with water companies literally adding lakes of doodoo to the overflowing rivers while paying their bosses massive bonuses for a job ell done ..

 

* Now 10 minutes later and a 'bit of warm weather' as the climate science deniers claim - and we are battering down the doors of a drought

 

* So how are they adding to that failure? - not just a hosepipe ban, but also banning farmers from watering their crops

- well they might as let them die as there's nobody to pick them anyway eh?

 

- Ready for the food shortages caused by that knock on effect?

* Yep - by breaking our agreements and international law and generating a trade war with a massive trade block just next door

 

Incompetent twats careering from one entirely predictable disaster to the next.

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You know what IS patriotic?

Loving your country enough to care for its old and poor, fund its institutions, unite its communities, feed, house and educate its children, restore and live in balance with its environment, plan with care for its future, build its alliances, and perhaps above all - tell it the truth

 

“This whole case, yes, it’s about defects in a massive IT system but, even more than that, it is about the corporate behavior of Post Office"

"a pervading culture of cover up, incompetence, knowingly doing wrong in relation to prosecutions, and an entrenchment of placing corporate considerations above legal obligations and human decency.”

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Does the UK have large scale storage for liquefied gas ?

 

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Here's an article from last year about gas storage. The Rough facility closed because HMG wouldn't pay for costly repairs. There are other issues as well.

 

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Analysis: Closure of huge storage plant, misplaced optimism in fracking and demise of North Sea gas have all played a part

 

...and accoding to Reuters a week ago, it's being reopened.

 

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/britains-centrica-awarded-gas-storage-licence-its-rough-site-2022-07-21/

 

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No they have been winding down gas storage for years, when Limp Dim Ed Davey was a Minister in Coalition, he was less than stellar on the issue, this article from 2014 shows it was crucial backthen with a similar threat of Russia turning the gas off.  Don't forget Net Zero means gas must go.

 

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They decided in Cameron's day that they were going all out on Claimate Change and Renewables, its all part of the UN Agenda 2030.  Klaus Schwabs musings from 2014 seem to have predicted the current situation.

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