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Freedom Day but Not For Everyone

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Disabled people have been routinely forgotten during the pandemic, and are still some of the hardest hit.  New Scope research shows only 2 per cent of disabled people feel safe about the lifting of restrictions today, on what’s being dubbed "Freedom Day". It’s not right that some disabled people are yet again being left behind by Government. The Government needs to make sure that the most at-risk disabled people can get the support they need to stay safe. To the disabled people, the shielders, the should-have-been-shielders, the parents, the carers and families.  We’re still with you.   πŸ’»  You can get support on a range of issues on https://www.scope.org.uk/coronavirus-information/ ☎️  You can speak to our helpline advisers by calling 0808 800 3333. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. πŸ’œ  We know it’s been an unbelievably hard year and a half. But there has never been a more important time for disabled people and allies to

Dogs in high heat

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A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook page yesterday after seeing a chap walking his dog in the heat of the day on a beach in Swansea. Just a reminder, PLEASE DO NOT walk your dog in the heat of the day, the ground, be it pavement or sand, can be extremely hot and can burn the paws of your dog.  It can take as little as 15 minutes for a dog to die of heat stroke.  Dogs do not have sweat glands, so the only way to regulate their body temperature is to be in the cool, and panting. Tarmac radiates heat as quickly as it absorbs it. For example, if it’s 20° air temperature, then the tarmac can be 35°.  Too hot for a human to walk on, so too hot for a dog to walk on.  This will cause blistering and burns to their paws. Meaning expensive vet bills, and not to mention excruciating pain for the dog. In my mind anyone who walks their dogs in this heat has no right to own a dog as it is obvious they do not care for it in the least. If you see anyone with a dog out walking have

Covid - Anti Body Test and Masks

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 I was invited by the ZOE COVID-19 app to order a Covid anti-body test. I have the ZOE C-19 app on my phone and report how I am feeling on a daily basis as I am in their symptom study. The package arrived with lancets, a little test tube with lid and alcohol wipes. I followed the instructions, and filled the tube with blood from my middle finger. I packaged the tube up as requested and sent it off, I dropped it in to the Royal Mail Sorting Office Priority Post Box on Friday morning. I had an email on Sunday morning saying in the last six months it was unlikely that I have had Covid. Now, with restrictions easing in England from Monday morning, I was shocked to read about a selfish member of the Royals, which one I hear you ask, Prince Charles. If others follow his example then it will be clear that a huge number of people living in the UK are actually sheep that follow the flock and ONLY DO THINGS when told to. Everyone has a brain of their own, why on earth don't you use it?. Thi

Phil's Video Blog 209

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Phil's Video Blog 209 - https://youtu.be/jQI3QZB6P5w **** please note, this video contains product endorsement **** In this video I take a look at an air cooler I got from Amazon, more details at https://amzn.to/3kxsCS7   I take a trip to Gloucester.....  A wander around the grounds outside of Gloucester Cathedral (more info at www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk) A look around the docks (more info at www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk) I take a peek in to the window of the Beatrix Potter Museum at The House of The Tailor of Gloucester (more info at www.tailor-of-gloucester.org.uk) Don't forget my radio shows, which you can listen again via www.philengland.com/catch-up Saturday Breakfast - 7am til 10am via www.moorlandsgold.co.uk In The Groove, Sunday - 9pm til 10pm via www.broradio.fm Check me out on the socials: www.philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows

Deter wasps with coffee

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Here's a tip to prevent wasps and other flying buggies.... Get used coffee grounds ☕ Dry them in a frying pan Put them in a flame proof dish Set light to them (flame will soon die out) The smoke will deter any wasp 🐝or other winged thingy 🦟πŸͺ°  

Phil's Video Blog 208

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Phil's Video Blog 208 - https://youtu.be/c9o9k-OMq8E Friday just gone I went to Weston-Super-Mare with Neil. Weather was dry if not cloudy for most of the day, the sun did shine through towards mid to late afternoon. All in all not a bad place! Drove 92.8 miles there and 92.8 miles back... bit of a slog but well worth it! Don't forget my radio shows, which you can listen again via www.philengland.com/catch-up Saturday Breakfast - 7am til 10am via www.moorlandsgold.co.uk In The Groove, Sunday - 9pm til 10pm via www.broradio.fm Check me out on the socials: www.philengland.com/socials has the full links www.facebook.com/philengland www.twitter.com/philengland1 Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil Special pages: Hear past shows I have done on radio - www.philengland.co.uk/catch-up Offers - www.philengland.com/offers Health Fundraiser - www.philengland.com/health and online at: www.philengland.com www.itsmyvoice.me.uk www.itsmyblog.me.uk www.grumpyoldgitsguide.co.uk

What could fraudsters do with my personal details?

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F raudsters can use your information for many different things ,  such as opening financial accounts ,   applying for  credit or committing  other  illegal activities. If they don't have enough information on you to create a full identity, they can use what they  already have  to  then access   further details  in scams.  Common  scams include  phishing and vishing .    T he more information a fraudster  can access  about  someone , the more attractive that person is to them.   These methods are known as s ocial  e ngineering  and their use  is on the rise , as  it's becoming easier than ever for individuals to give out their personal information. So, how do your details get on the dark web? If your personal details are stolen for example, through a service you use being hacked, they can end up on the dark web, where they can be bought and sold by criminals. There are many ways your data can end up on the dark web. The most common ones include: 1. Your data being involved in t