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Judith Evans on Car Mechanic Garage

15th November 2021 @ 8:33pm

Hi Pippa – Shaun Walley at Gorsty Hill Garage (behind the car Sales Garage, which is nothing to do with his business, on the Newcastle Road near Betley) – great with mechanics and excellent with bodywork – not too heavy with the pen. He never needs to advertise – speaks for itself. 01270 820191

Steve Elliott on Car Mechanic Garage

15th November 2021 @ 8:01pm

Chris Grocott in Crewe is excellent – and very well priced �€�01270 255838�€�

Nigel Young on Car Mechanic Garage

15th November 2021 @ 7:46pm

Try Barry Calladine 07966144770

Peter oan on Car Mechanic Garage

15th November 2021 @ 7:32pm

Mercedes...£200/hour
BMW ..... £200/hour
Independent.... £50/hour

Everyone moans when a joiner rocks up and wants £30/hour

Pippa May on Car Mechanic Garage

15th November 2021 @ 4:33pm

I am looking for a garage that will service my car – without charging a fortune.

PIppa May on Sewing Machine Repair

15th November 2021 @ 4:30pm

Please does anyone know of a person whom repairs sewing machines near to the Audlem area.

Bob McClintock on Rememberence Service

15th November 2021 @ 9:05am

Thanks Anne , nice service .

Chris Whalley on Stargazer

15th November 2021 @ 5:18am

Looks like SpaceX`s Starlink satellites to me.

Ann Marshall on Stargazer

14th November 2021 @ 10:42pm

I think these are likely to be Noctilucent clouds although rather fuzzy.. Extremely rare but they are more likely to occur during solar minimums in late summer early autumn, granted its a little later than late summer. I've never managed to see them myself. There are some Kinsey Heath folks who are rather more qualified to confirm than myself.

As to the 'star trail'. It could be a satellite but it is rather bright. I agree with Nigel Y – definitely a practise run.

ken lee on Stargazer

14th November 2021 @ 11:18am

Not so sure Nigel as I have been told he eats baked beans everyday of the year other than when out delivering and then it is mince pies.

Nigel Mottershead on Stargazer

13th November 2021 @ 7:15pm

Of course and it would be hydrogen powered too!

Nigel Young on Stargazer

13th November 2021 @ 6:40pm

Great Photos Nigel Mottishead, I think its quite obvious what you saw, it was Santa warming up his sleigh, practice flight before the big night.

Bruce Mantle on Electric cars are they actually green

13th November 2021 @ 10:37am

Thanks, Rosemary Green, but I've been using the Google search engine on a near daily basis for approximately 20 years and more recently other search engines, so there was no need to supply me with a url.

Of course the results returned by search engines for a query will not all be equally valid.

I'm still hoping for a response from Mr McGregor.

In the meantime here are a few links that might or might not be of interest:

https://twitter.com/COP26/status/1458440161843351556?s=20 If needed, generators at COP26 will be powered by hydrogenated vegetable oil

https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/cop26-world-leaders-electric-cars-could-be-powered-up-by-vegetable-oil-fed-generators-because-of-charger-shortage-3412247
Makes clear that recycled used vegetable oil will be used, if the generators are needed.

https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero-stories/can-grid-cope-extra-demand-electric-cars

https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myths-about-electric-vehicles-busted

Rosemary green on Electric cars are they actually green

12th November 2021 @ 9:20pm

Mr Mantle,
I hear
Http://Www.google.co.uk
is usually pretty upto date
Hannah, I can only agree with you, I too often find talk radio to offer a glimpse of sanity

Laura Ellwood on Lost Dog

12th November 2021 @ 6:51pm

Lost Rescue Dog. Missing from Bunsley Bank, Friday afternoon. Collie size ,mixed breed bitch. Light brown/brindle colour , short haired and wearing red collar. Please do not approach as very timid and will run away. Please contact me with location if spotted. Contact: Laura Ellwood 07876 381648
Thank you

Hannah Platt on Electric cars are they actually green

12th November 2021 @ 6:03pm

Well played Simon, my thoughts exactly.
I think we are all pretty bored of this now. I even heard that sleepy Joe Biden is now stating that hurricanes are caused by climate change – like every ridiculous idea in this country electric cars are not sustainable – we do not have the infrastructure nor the quality housing that would support families having electric cars – which by the way, once the battery goes you're looking at 10k to replace if what I heard on TalkRADIO is correct. it's getting tedious – whilst we are coerced without fight or question into all this nonsense we are flying foods across the globe and China are maximizing their filthy industries and building 43 more coal fired power stations. So excuse me if I switch of and get into a V8 to do the school run and fire up my oil boiler – lol

Simon Gleave on Electric cars are they actually green

12th November 2021 @ 4:07pm

Interesting comments about 'going green' with electric vehicles. As someone that is involved with working around National Grid substations I have been informed we will need 11 times the electrical capacity in order to fulfil the 'dream.'

I am unsure if this is fact or not but if you think that in order for all of us to carry on as normal all the energy generated by fossil fuel in vehicles needs to be replicated with electric it could be right. We are up to 95% capacity at the moment, so where is all the additional electric coming from? In the case of the electric charging points at Cop26 they were by diesel generator...

Anyway, must go, I need to go and fit the stacks to my 450hp Kenworth. If you see me at the next Transport festival, give me a wave!!

bob Fousert on Local Plumber

12th November 2021 @ 12:03pm

Could anyone recommend a reliable plumber please to either repair or replace an electric shower unit? Many thanks, Bob

Bruce Mantle on Electric cars are they actually green

12th November 2021 @ 11:54am

Mr McGregor,

You stated very recently on the Chatbox that 'There is a lot of evidence to show that your average electric car is actually much worse for the environment when you look at the full life of the vehicle then a standard petrol car. '

I was thinking of buying or leasing an electric car in the next two years, so found your statement interesting.

Please would you point me to the evidence for your statement by supplying some relevant urls or references.

Thank you.

Rachel Bailey on Go-too bus service

12th November 2021 @ 7:28am

Thank you for the feed back on the recently launched Go-Too Bus Service which Audlem, Nantwich and Bunbury have benefitted from in the first instance, thanks to a Government Rural Mobility Grant which funds the scheme for three years.
The more we use this service the more we justify the case (1) for Cheshire East to fund it beyond the three year grant and (2) to extend the service, joining up more rural areas; indeed extension of the service is pledged so long as 'the pilot' proves successful.
Please keep sharing your experience of the service, not only what's good but what could be improved.
I look forward to seeing you on a Go-Too Bus very soon.

Janine Marie Roberts on Thank you

11th November 2021 @ 10:13pm

I would like to say thank you to the kind person who found my medical excemption card this morning. My husband and I were walking up to the church for the 2minute silence, at some point I had put my hand in my pocket my card must have fallen out. I retraced my steps back home to the Anwyl Estate, Boots said that it may have been handed into Dr's thankfully it was behind the desk. Thank you again.

Janet Maughan on Electric car charging

11th November 2021 @ 4:33pm

Not wishing to enter the debate over whether electric cars are for the future or not, but I did want to make you aware that we are about to commission a SMAPPE car charger (which will charge 2 vehicles) at Overwater Marina. This is on our Reception car park and as such is available to all during office opening hours. All you need to do is scan the QR code on the top of the charger.

Celia Bloor on Local taxi service.

11th November 2021 @ 8:59am

I understand the go too bus will not take you to Leighton, only to villages in the specified area and Nantwich. Would have been more useful if it did include the hospital and Crewe station.

Steve Elliott on Electric cars are they actually green

11th November 2021 @ 8:12am

Some interesting comments. My own view is that electric vehicles are only a temporary solution for the reasons already mentioned. Also to me the biggest issue with electric cars becoming widespread is the enormous infrastructure required, PLUS the enormous amount of dirty electricity required for charging them.
To me hydrogen is definitely a better way forward – when burnt or used in a fuel cell it produces water!! BUT the big issue that prevents its widespread use is its production. There are four main sources for the commercial production of hydrogen: natural gas, oil, coal, and electrolysis; which account for 48%, 30%, 18% and 4% respectively.
Obviously the first three are not particularly sustainable and the enormous amount of dirty electricity required to perform the electrolysis of water to produce it cleanly is also a big issue.
To me, until the scientists crack the commercial problem of how to create clean electricity using fusion, then the problems will remain.

Rosemary green on Electric cars are they actually green

11th November 2021 @ 7:56am

At what point do they start replacing the lost duty on fuel and who shall they select as their new vilified cash cow?
Seems as long as this mining, burning of fossil fuels and burying of hazardous spent batteries is done in another far fetched country (say China or Russia) then we can continue to dance around with Greta saying we're doing our bit for the planet.

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