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UK councils set to get new powers to dish out £70 fines to drivers

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 12:09
COUNCILS are set to get extra powers to slap drivers with £70 fines for minor driving offences after a shake up of the rules.
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Turn a rainy day into a hopeful one for Cancer Research UK

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 12:00
GAZETTE readers are being asked to jump in a puddle and help raise £1m for Cancer Research UK.
Categories: Local News

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons rules on touching things in store

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:58
Minimising contact in stores is crucial to stop the spread
Categories: Local News

Barbs exchanged over Linux for M1 Silicon ... lest Apple's lawyers lie in wait

The Register - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:48
DMs at dawn

Porting a workable Linux to Apple's new silicon is a modern-day Holy Grail for some. Sadly, it's not all sunshine and rainbows for those undertaking the quest.…

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Storm Christoph: Admiral issues insurance warning

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:46
Drivers in Essex could be invalidating their insurance if they are on the roads when Storm Christoph hits later this week.
Categories: Local News

Study shows one in eight people had already had Covid in December

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:37
ONE in eight people in England were estimated to have already had Covid-19 by December, new figures show.
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Looking for something on which to spend all that bonus Bitcoin? How about The Hoff's very own KITT?

The Register - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:05
Back when AI meant William Daniels behind the dashboard

Fans of 1980s memorabilia, rejoice! You too can wow your neighbours with your very own KITT, as owned by Knight Rider actor David Hasselhoff.…

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Wivenhoe neighbours cash in with £1k postcode lottery win

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:00
A GROUP of very lucky neighbours are now celebrating after winning money in a prize draw all thanks to where they live.
Categories: Local News

Drivers could be fined £70 for breaking rules in controversial new shake-up

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:41
The RAC said there was a concern that some councils would use the powers to generate cash.
Categories: Local News

Towns and villages at risk of flooding during Storm Christoph

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:25
A yellow weather warning and flood alerts are in force in Essex
Categories: Local News

Police drone plunged 70ft into pond after operator mashed pop-up that was actually the emergency cut-out button

The Register - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:20
Another unfortunate UAV episode for Sussex cops

A police drone operator managed to switch his craft off mid-flight, dropping it squarely into a pond while attempting to search for a missing person.…

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The Essex towns with rates over 1,000 this time last week - but not anymore

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:14
Infection rates in six areas of Essex have dropped below that mark
Categories: Local News

Wine 6.0 Released

Slashdot - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 10:00
Wine 6.0 has been released today and contains over 8,300 changes, according to its full release notes. Windows Central reports: The new release of version 6.0 has thousands of changes, but Wine's website highlights some of the biggest improvements: Core modules in PE format; Vulkan backend for WineD3D; DirectShow and Media Foundation support; and Text console redesign. The full release notes for Wine 6.0 explain that the core DLLs, which include NTDLL, KERNEL32, GDI32, and USER32 are now built in the Portable Executable (PE) format. As a result, people should see improvements for certain copy protection schemes. The update also includes a new mechanism to associate a Unix library with the PE module. This change makes it so systems can call Unix libraries from PE when trying to perform a function that can't be handled by Win32 APIs. Wine 6.0 also includes an experimental Vulkan rendered that translates Direct3D shaders to SPIR-V shaders. In another change related to Direct3D, the Direct3D graphics card database now recognizes more graphics cards and includes updated driver versions.

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BT got £106m from £46m contract then won £20m extension on service that overcharged public by £39m

The Register - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:30
Nice work if you can get it

BT has been awarded a £20m contract extension, without competition, on a project that has already ballooned in value by 138 per cent.…

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WATCH: 'Unnerving' moment chunks of crumbling Naze cliff fall on beach

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:28
A KEEN photographer has described the “unnerving” moment a cliff started to crumble just metres away from where he and his partner were walking their dogs.
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Essex town which has seen the biggest drop in covid rates in England

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:25
Areas of the county are recording some of the biggest week-on-week drops in rates
Categories: Local News

Enterprise centre gets go-ahead at Horizon 120 business park

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:19
Plans to build a new enterprise centre, which could create up to 150 jobs a year, have been given the go-ahead.
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The only Essex MP who voted to extend Universal Credit payment

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 08:56
The Labour motion called for the benefits top up to go on beyond March 31
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Ethnic minority groups should be 'clinically extremely vulnerable', experts say

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 08:56
"Ethnicity is an independent risk for Covid-19, with people from ethnic minority backgrounds more likely to have poor outcomes if they are exposed to the virus"
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Essex Weather warnings : Met Office warns of rain disruption

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 19/01/2021 - 08:55
Heavy rain is expected to see flooding to homes and businesses - weather experts are warning.
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