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  • Re: Edgbaston reservoir
    14 goosanders at Worfield Golf club today, 7.30. Sent from Simon's iPhone. Sedgley Curtains. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
  • Edgbaston reservoir
    2 song thrushes one singing 2-3 mistle thrushes one singing Little grebe trilling Nuthatch Many chaffinch, greenfinch and goldfinch 7 redwing over Mute swan
  • Stourbridge Goosanders
    Four female goosanders on Haeth Pool in Mary Stevens Park at 07:30 Wed. 6th March (up from two yesterday)
  • Off topic: Lesvos Birds 2012 annual bird report
    Lesvos continues to be visited by hundreds of British birders annually so some members of this group may be interested in these free online reports. Lesvos
  • Edgbaston reservoir
    Duck still present -- Paul Jenkins The Rawlett School, Comberford Road, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 9AA Email Tel: 0182757178 www.rawlettschool.org Academies
  • Re: Edgbaston reservoir
    Hoping to go back over the next few days fingers crossed they've gone then?! Perhaps a bit too public for then to shoot? ... -- Paul Jenkins The Rawlett
  • Re: Edgbaston reservoir
    Not many Ruddy Ducks get reported nowadays, DEFRA will probably be down shortly to shoot them, the government found another £200,000 for the cull.
  • Edgbaston reservoir
    2 female *ruddy ducks* diving by willow end Mistle thrush Song thrush 1 little grebe (possibly 2) Tufted ducks Cormorant Greater spotted woodpecker Paul --
  • Cheylesmore goose
    Coming past Cheylesmore pool on the bus this morning, the canada goose flock was grazing right next to the road and I had a very brief view of a much smaller
  • Edgbaston reservoir 11th November
    25 species seen including: Little grebe Nuthatch Goldcrest Grey wagtail Tufted duck Greenfinch Goldfinch Chaffinch Many long tailed tit flocks Great crested
  • Brent geese over the city
    9 Brent Geese flying over Moor St station this evening heading roughly S/W - Edgbaston reservoir would be the first obvious destination in that direction.
  • Oystercatcher at Sheepwash
    Single oystercatcher seen at the larger pool at Sheepwash this morning.
  • Re: Swifts - Winson Green, Birmingham
    Good spot, they nest in my road so I will keep an eye out (More than usual) Pennhouse Avenue, Wolverhampton. Simon Rich Sedgley Curtains [Non-text portions of
  • Swifts - Winson Green, Birmingham
    Just saw three Swifts fly over here in Winson Green. My first Swifts of the year. Best Wishes Andrew Tel: 0121 515 1995 Mobile: 07906556094 [Non-text portions
  • Re: Ravens at Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore
    There is a raven roost in the Napton on the Hill area, I have been told. I regularly see ravens over my place near Napton, and have seen them on the ground in
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  • Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth had Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
    should not be confused with any other business with a similar name.


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  • Business Matters: Interest rates will stay low for longer – but household debt is a worry, says BoE

    Interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer – meaning that policymakers must stand ready to rein in excessive lending, the Governor of the Bank of England has said.

    Mark Carney said interest rates were likely to remain low “for a considerable period of time”, even though the next move in rates was likely to be up, reports The Telegraph.

    “The question in my mind is when is the appropriate time for interest rates to increase in this economy, consistent with the strength of the domestic economy,” he told the Treasury Select Committee (TSC).

    Commitee (FPC), which is responsible for UK financial stability, was keeping a close eye on a rise in household borrowing.

    The Governor, who chairs the FPC and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which sets interest rates, said a rise in consumer credit was “clearly an issue”.

    “More indebted households are more vulnerable – and while the level of household debt has fallen notably over the course of the last five years, it is still at very elevated levels and we don’t necessarily see it reducing further.

    “In fact as we have just been discussing we can see an uptick largely due to dynamics in the housing market,” he said.

    Andy Haldane, the Bank’s chief economist, said growth in consumer borrowing, particularly on personal loans, was “picking up at a rate of knots” as the interest rates on these loans continued to fall.

    But Mr Haldane rejected an assertion by MP Mark Garnier that the housing market was “going gangbusters again” and said aggregate credit growth did not point to a “debt-fuelled boom”.

    “That’s not the way that I would read the current numbers,” he said, highlighting that mortgage approvals were far from “racing away”.

    The Financial Policy Committee publishes its twice yearly Financial Stability Report (FSR) next week, when it will reveal the results of its latest bank stress tests. The report will also shed further light on the risks posed by the buy-to-let market.

    Chancellor George Osborne told the TSC in October that he was preparing to give Bank policymakers more powers to police the market.

    Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy Governor for financial stability, recently hinted that policymakers could raise the countercyclical buffer for banks, forcing them to to build up capital in good times in order to cover losses on loans during a downturn. Mr Carney said on Tuesday that such a move could help to rein in excessive lending and “ensure the sustainability of the credit cycle”.

    In a two-hour TSC session on Tuesday, Kristin Forbes, an external member of the MPC, also stressed that the next move in interest rates was likely to be up.

    “Given the state of the UK economy, a solid recovery, I still believe certainly the next move in interest rates will be up, we will not require loosening,” she said.

    Ms Forbes noted that the labour market was becoming “quite tight” as she highlighted Bank data that showed annual wage growth was “above 5pc in sectors that account for a quarter of employment in the UK”.

    The pound slipped against the dollar and euro on Tuesday following Mr Carney’s message that rates, which have stood at 0.5pc since March 2009, were likely to remain lower for longer.

    “Even with limited and gradual rate increases it still will be a relatively low interest rate environment,” he said.

    Ms Forbes said unit labour costs, which balance pay and productivity, were not currently rising at a pace that would prompt her to start voting to raise interest rates.

    “The cost price pressure to date is not yet sufficient to be consistent with inflation heading back towards our 2pc target,” she said.

    This suggests she is unlikely to join Ian McCafferty in voting for tighter policy in the near future. Mr McCafferty is one of the MPC’s noted “hawks”, preferring for the Bank rate to rise sooner, rather than later.

    Separate data on Tuesday showed UK retailers saw a surprise slowdown in sales in November in evidence that consumers were delaying their spending sprees for Black Friday.

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said 38pc of businesses it surveyed reported an increase in sales volumes in the year to November, compared with 31pc that reported a fall.

    The resulting positive balance of 7pc was below October’s reading of 19pc and represented a nine month low. it was also significantly lower than the expected figure of 28pc.

    Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the figures did not reflect “the underlying strength of retail sales”.

    He said: “The survey was conducted in early November, and more consumers than last year may have postponed spending to Black Friday on November 27 … Trading over the key pre-Christmas trading period should be brisk, thanks to recent solid growth in real incomes and high consumer confidence.”

    While sales volumes eased, the CBI’s survey of 117 retailers and wholesalers showed companies have been recruiting at their strongest rate for 17 years.

  • BBC Business News: Beyonce and Arcadia confirm 2016 launch
    A launch of retail billionaire Sir Philip Green's new clothing company with singer Beyonce is planned for spring next year.

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